Bill Gates on the Science of Success

Bill Gates wrote a short editorial for BBC News giving his view of the software industry and the factors that influence it.

I find his view of software development as a social process, rather than a solitary one, both intriguing and encouraging.

Also I would hope that more of our cultural and political leaders would start to share his view that a strong understanding of math and science are crucial to success, no matter who you are. (I make no claims to expertise here- I took brief calculus twice and my last science class was a blow-off class called “Insects, Science, and Society”.)