Bill Gates: The skills you need to succeed

Bill Gates writes an article for BBC and he says what I’ve always said, stress the three R’s not the latest in computers for students.

… there’s no doubt that the ability to use software tools effectively is critical to succeeding in today’s global knowledge economy.

A solid working knowledge of productivity software and other IT tools has become a basic foundation for success in virtually any career.

Beyond that, however, I don’t think you can overemphasise the importance of having a good background in maths and science.

Bold text is mine. Though I wonder if Bill Gates actually says “maths”. It is taking me a long time to get used to this British way of saying it rather than saying “math” as we do in Canada.

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