Bill Gates ‘greatest mistake ever’

Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android

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Everyone makes mistakes and Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft is not an exception, in an interview, the legendary guru admitted his mistakes to have missed the Android Opportunity and says this mistake has been greatest mistake in his entire career:

“In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. It really is winner take all. If you’re there with half as many apps or 90 percent as many apps, you’re on your way to complete doom. There’s room for exactly one non-Apple operating system and what’s that worth? $400 billion that would be transferred from company G to company M.”

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