In this episode 11 of the Moonshots Podcast, Chad Owen and Mike Parsons decode the pioneer of Software and the Personal Computer. They explore the mental models of technology titan Bill Gates. We also learn how he used the same approaches to be one of biggest and most effective philanthropists in the world.
In the podcast we learn that Bill’s strong analytical skills help him make the right calculated choices. What is most impressive is that Bill changed the world and brought us the personal computer. In a completely different context Bill is now successfully fighting malnourishment through his Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
One of Bill’s techniques is to use DEEP WORK periods. He has a routine of taking a week of where he reads a pile of books, reads that others have recommended to him. Similarly Chad and Mike advise reading the book DEEP WORK by Cal Newport.