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Bill Gates gave a TED talk in 2015 where he warned against complacency when tackling future pandemics and epidemics. At the time, he advised the world to build good response systems and used the. Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more.In 2014, the world avoided. Reps for Bill and Melinda Gates did not respond to requests for comment from Page Six. Wang could not immediately be reached. Filed under bill gates, celebrity divorces, melinda gates, 5/5/21.

This Entrepreneur.com 'Best Read' was originally posted Sept. 15, 2015.

The born-a-leader/become-a-leader argument that has carried on for decades is refreshed with each extraordinary leader who takes the stage. The rise of is no different in terms of debating the born/became conundrum. No one can say for sure if he was born to be a leader, but his life’s work shows a pattern of actions that illustrate how he became a legend among historical business leaders.

Pursuing what he loves.

Gates was fascinated by computers when he was young and spent most of his time learning how to program. Although he wasn’t a model student, Gates decided it was important to pursue what he was passionate about. That led to many breakthroughs in computers, including the programming language BASIC and, later the MS-DOS program for . It was only a matter of time until his love for computers became the foundation for .

If you have to work, make sure it is something you truly love doing. Don't get stuck in an industry that does not interest you. It’s hard to imagine creating a strategy or inspiring others as a leader in an industry that just doesn’t ignite a passion inside you. If you are just in it for the money, it will show. However, when doing what you love you can enjoy every day and want to go to work, but you are also more likely to become successful.

Related: Why You Should Pursue Your Dream Even If Nobody Encourages You

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Working tirelessly.

Gates knew doesn't happen overnight but is, and always will be, the culmination of a lot of hard work. Fueled by his passion, he spent years working from his garage, developing coding and programming, and learning how to create a solution with global reach. This took seemingly endless hours.

A leader gets in there and rolls his sleeves up because success it is not just about thinking up a good idea. requires action and the passion to put the effort into turning that good idea into a sustainable revenue machine. Even after Microsoft began gaining success, Gates worked long days and nights on understanding the target audience and developing the products that would speak to their business, education and consumer needs.

Looking forward.

No matter what happens, a legendary leader continues to look forward, unfazed by any barriers or missteps along the way. Despite Gates’ phenomenal success, he did have to contend with anti-trust litigation claiming that Microsoft was a monopoly. In 2011, after a 21-year battle in the court system, the case was finally put to rest after numerous threats to break the company up. Throughout the battle, Gates continued to pursue the strategy that he had laid out and stayed the course, preferring to focus on the future rather than be distracted by present challenges. I recommend staying ahead of trends and not behind them.

Constantly evolving.

Gates has never been someone to simply be satisfied with the success he has achieved to date. As he has pointed out, “It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” He also reminded others: “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Gates never lets the Microsoft team become complacent, even when they held the market leader position and were achieving multi-billion dollar revenues.

A leader should not be static; they should dynamic. Gates has become a legend by continuing to evolve to stay relevant. He has always understood the market continues to shift in its needs and desires. Gates knew that Microsoft, to maintain its leadership position, had to continually reinvent itself, moving from just software packages for Office to a web browser and new enterprise solutions. He led the pursuit to diversify the Microsoft product line and ingrained that need in the organization’s .

As Gates said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.”

Related: Tony Hawk on the Importance of Constantly Evolving

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Helping others by giving back.

An admirable leader has taken charge to help others by guiding them in the right direction, imparting knowledge, and experience, or even providing the necessary resources that will improve the lives or careers of others. Gates has always taken a selfless approach to his leadership, spending considerable money and time in philanthropic efforts to give to others. In return, as a leader, he receives happiness by knowing he is providing benefits that can create the leaders of the future who will then shape the planet for those generations to come.

The Bill and Foundation has donated billions of dollars to causes all over the world, making significant differences in the lives of children and adults. This level of giving back illustrates Gates’ character and focus on social responsibility as a global corporate citizen. It also shows that his pursuit of solutions and making life better went beyond just making a profit. Instead, it was about driving significant change in the world that would make a difference for those who need it the most. His legend status has now become more about what he has accomplished on a social level than business. As Gates noted, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

Lessons to be learned.

Leaders have always been viewed as fundamentally different from other people. There are many people who are smart, ambitious, and extroverted. However, it goes beyond these ingredients that may be part of a person’s DNA.

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For Gates, his parents encouraged him to think independently and provided a values system that encouraged hard work, ethics, consideration for others and determination. Gates leveraged this framework to become a legend based on the expert knowledge he pursued and collected, the emotional intelligence he developed, the passion he developed for industries and communities, the visionary ideas he proposed and executed on, the social network he created to mentor and exchange with others and the personal power he passed onto others.

His leadership style is often described as transformational and serves as a model for many of today’s entrepreneurs who are just as determined, focused and passionate about what they are doing. Gates provides an excellent model of how transformational qualities can help create a successful leader, but he also proves that the individual human spirit that all makes us unique and the influence of parents and mentors also play a critical role in creating the legends.

Bill Gates also emphasised the importance of a building a “global warning and response system for pandemic” in order to prevent such an outbreak in the future.

A 2015 video of Bill Gates predicting the spread of a highly infectious virus has resurfaced and is being widely shared as the world grapples with the spread of the coronavirusCOVID-19. The co-founder of Microsoft made the prediction during a Ted Talk soon after the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Warning that the next outbreak would be much worse, he said: “The world is simply not prepared to deal with a disease, an especially virulent flu, for example, that infects large numbers of people very quickly.”

“Of all the things that could kill 10 million people or more, by far the most likely is an epidemic,” he said.

Gates also emphasised the importance of a building a “global warning and response system for pandemic” in order to prevent such an outbreak in the future.

Watch the video here:

Many who came across the video agreed that the billionaire was among those who had predicted something like this, but wasn’t heeded. Take a look at some reactions here:

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— J (@jeslllll) March 15, 2020

This is suspicious he didn’t predict its like he knew eish I’m confused 🤔

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— MacGyver🎸🇿🇦 (@Macgyve47572165) March 16, 2020

SARS was a Coronoavirus as well in 2003.

— Long Tail (@LongTai45161322) March 16, 2020

Most insightful

— Nao Faz Mal (@NFasmal) March 15, 2020

Because he was part of the creative team….

— Njabulo (@Njabulo92182277) March 16, 2020

I’m starting to think Corona virus is a method to minimise the population rate

— TRUTH CONSUMPTION.FACTS INTAKE👊🏾 (@TruthIntake) March 15, 2020

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Am I wrong in thinking he has shares in the business developing the anti virus?

— Nic Campher (@CampherNic) March 15, 2020

On March 14, the 64-year-old announced that he is stepping down from Microsoft board to focus more on philanthropy, and said that he plans to dedicate more time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Apart from the $100 million Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program which aims to accelerate access to new vaccines for children in developing nations, the foundation recently pledged $50 million to help researchers develop a treatment for the virus outbreak. The fund is a part of its $100 million commitment to the COVID-19 response announced last month.

The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in the Chinese province of Wuhan, has so far claimed more than 7,000 lives while infecting more than 150,000 people globally.

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Meanwhile in India, Coronavirus claimed a third life in India Tuesday as a 64-year-old man, who was tested positive in Maharashtra, passed away at Kasturba Hospital. The total number of positive cases in India rose to 125. (Click here for LIVE UPDATES).