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Bill Gates in New York

September 26, 2008

Bill Gates has been busy making the rounds in New York this week, chatting with Bill Clinton on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, addressing the UN General Assembly yesterday, and sitting down with Tom Brokaw to talk about turmoil in the credit markets and the potential impact of the crisis on the Gates Foundation and corporate philanthropy in general.

The interview is twenty minutes long and worth a look.

0:01    Impact of economic crisis
2:37    Supporting agriculture in developing countries
3:49    America's image overseas
6:35    End of venture capital?
7:51    Executive compensation
11:35  Multilateralism
12:32  Creative capitalism
14:23  Foundation goals
18:21  Seinfeld ads

Two smart guys. Good stuff.

-- Mitch Nauffts


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Brokaw: "Are we going to wipe out malaria?"

Gates: "Absolutely. It may take us several decades to get the kind of decrease that would allow for that."

Are Gates and his Foundation committed to the goal of stopping malaria deaths by 2015 or not? Is he just playing with words?

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