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BILL GATES' 11 RULES THAT STUDENTS DO NOT LEARN IN SCHOOL
Williamson labs ^ | FR Post 1-24-05 | BILL GATES

Posted on 01/24/2005 1:30:04 PM PST by vannrox

BILL GATES' 11 RULES THAT STUDENTS DO NOT LEARN IN SCHOOL



In Bill Gates' new book (Business @ The Speed of Thought), he lays out 11 rules that students do not learn in high school or college, but should. He argues that our feel-good, politically-correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality who are set up for failure in the real world.



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1 posted on 01/24/2005 1:30:07 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox

This is an oldie but a goodie.


2 posted on 01/24/2005 1:32:17 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Its time the USA was a little more cat and a little less mouse.)
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To: vannrox

Don't forget: Save money by cutting your own hair.


3 posted on 01/24/2005 1:33:51 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Nice, but has it been snoped?


4 posted on 01/24/2005 1:33:58 PM PST by naturalized (Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.)
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To: vannrox

If you keep posting lists, you might make one. ;)


5 posted on 01/24/2005 1:33:58 PM PST by socal_parrot (FREEBIRD!!!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Charles Sykes is the author, not Bill Gates. They are still good points.

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/liferule.htm


6 posted on 01/24/2005 1:34:25 PM PST by JustRight
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To: naturalized

I had the same thought. It is attributed to a book, but sounds very un-Gatesian.


7 posted on 01/24/2005 1:35:00 PM PST by speedy
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To: vannrox
I smell an Urban Legend.
8 posted on 01/24/2005 1:35:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: vannrox

Useful points.


9 posted on 01/24/2005 1:35:16 PM PST by Betaille (Harry Potter is a Right-Winger)
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To: vannrox
Sorry to rain on your parade.

But I like the sentiment.

10 posted on 01/24/2005 1:36:18 PM PST by naturalized (Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.)
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To: vannrox

Urban Legend:
http://www.snopes.com/language/document/liferule.htm


11 posted on 01/24/2005 1:36:29 PM PST by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: vannrox
Actually Ted Nugent, Robin Williams, and George Carlin collaborated to write this after one of their sisters were bitten by a moose.

Always make sure you believe everything you read in your emails.

12 posted on 01/24/2005 1:36:47 PM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: vannrox
RULE 7 - Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the clothes in your own room.

Isn't Gates a big lib? He'd never say this.

13 posted on 01/24/2005 1:36:55 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: vannrox
Hear, hear!

Mr. Gates had lots in common with another rather successful gentleman; Mr. J.D. Rockefeller

14 posted on 01/24/2005 1:36:55 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: Personal Responsibility
Snopes identifies this as an urban legend - not from Gates.

"This list is the work of Charles J. Sykes, author of the book Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, Or Add. (The list has appeared in newspapers, although not necessarily in this book.) Many versions of this list omit the last three rules:

Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.

Rule No. 13: You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.

Rule No. 14: Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You're welcome.

15 posted on 01/24/2005 1:37:38 PM PST by Martin Tell (Red States Rule)
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To: vannrox

Why does Gates still (but not always) support Democrats? When he says something, it usually has its base from the conservative side of the aisle.


16 posted on 01/24/2005 1:38:10 PM PST by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours! (I told you so :-))
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To: vannrox

From a man whose pappy was a bigtime lawyer who could send him off to Harvard, where he had the luxury of dropping out. Take it from a software company president who has two hard working and brilliant partners- (OK so they aint Ballmer and Allen) it's a lot easier to rattle from the perch he was sitting on than it would be from some ghetto somewhere in some godforsaken high school.....

You can be a plumber or a carpenter out of high school and do 40'gs and a car phone with ease. Try 400 G' and someone to hold your phone....


17 posted on 01/24/2005 1:38:23 PM PST by Phatnbald (Out of my cold dead hands)
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To: avg_freeper
Actually Ted Nugent, Robin Williams, and George Carlin collaborated to write this after one of their sisters were bitten by a moose.

BS. They wrote it on cheese in the shower.

18 posted on 01/24/2005 1:38:38 PM PST by Terabitten (Live a life worthy of those who have gone before you.)
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To: vannrox

I thought George Carlin wrote this.


19 posted on 01/24/2005 1:38:48 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: vannrox

It's an urban legend? That explains why he supports Democrats still. :-)


20 posted on 01/24/2005 1:39:50 PM PST by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours! (I told you so :-))
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To: Freepdonia

because he is Jewish. Jews support dems to the tune of 80%.


21 posted on 01/24/2005 1:41:03 PM PST by seppel
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To: vannrox

OK, I think we've all established we like Snopes. No wonder our friends never send us glurge.


22 posted on 01/24/2005 1:41:13 PM PST by naturalized (Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.)
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To: speedy
but sounds very un-Gatesian.

The Gate's are socialists. His father is dead set against elimination of the Death Tax. How utterly hypocritical. He may do wonderful things by giving away vast amounts of his wealth, but his pronouncement on many issues is very socialistic. It is amazing how those who benefit most from Capitalism turn out in many cases to be it's harhest critics. Ir you ever read much about Gate's father, you would puke. He is a royal P.O.S. Oh, by the way, did you know he is a lawyer.

23 posted on 01/24/2005 1:41:46 PM PST by liberty2004
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When exactly did Charles Sykes write this?

You won't be a vice president with a car phone....

"Car phone"? No one's used a "car phone" since Hector was a pup, dagnab it!

24 posted on 01/24/2005 1:44:06 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (http://drunkengop.blogspot.com/)
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To: liberty2004

Yep. Turner and Soros are two more; also Warren Buffet if I recall correctly. They get theirs, but want to make sure the lower orders are denied as many opportunities as possible to advance their petty little lives. They seem to believe that while they themselves were "meant" to be wealthy, most people just couldn't handle it.


25 posted on 01/24/2005 1:47:55 PM PST by speedy
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To: Personal Responsibility

Regardless of where it came from, I like it.

Best Regards

Sergio


26 posted on 01/24/2005 1:48:20 PM PST by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: vannrox

Sack up vannrox, ridicule and verbal abuse are the breakfast of champions.


27 posted on 01/24/2005 1:48:24 PM PST by tx_eggman ("All I need to know about Islam I learned on 09/11/01" - Crawdad)
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To: liberty2004

haha......don't know much about his father but Gates worked his butt off to get where he is.....he as done some things in the past that were conservative and he is at least not some type of activist like the Hollyweird type....and his father is a lawyer????....well you can't always read into that.....Ann Coulter is a lawyer too


28 posted on 01/24/2005 1:49:31 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: vannrox

Bump


29 posted on 01/24/2005 2:40:31 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: vannrox
# RULE 8 - Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they will ask as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Then why does Bill Gates give 4 year scholarships to kids in Washington State regardless of their GPA?

30 posted on 01/24/2005 2:52:35 PM PST by Vicki (Truth and Reality)
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To: seppel

Gates isn't Jewish. Although I think that Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer are.


31 posted on 01/24/2005 5:30:50 PM PST by College Repub
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