| ||Ask HN: Is Bill Gates smart?|
24 points by roadnottaken on Oct 26, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments |
|A colleague of mine is meeting Bill Gates in the near future and is pretty nervous about the interaction (a lot of money is at stake). As such, my co-workers and I have been discussing whether or not Bill Gates is extremely smart? Just lucky? Both? Is it pure drive/ambition? Has anyone out there interacted with him enough to know if he's smarter than your average really-smart-person or if it's just some combination of right-place-at-the-right-time and reasonable intelligence. Opinions?|
Would you be more/less nervous to meet him than other extremely successful CEOs (e.g. Jobs, Brin, Zuckerberg, etc)?
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