NEW YORK: Iconic tech entrepreneur and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared some valuable guidelines for the future entrepreneurs and those seeking a right academic discipline for prospective professional success.
Gates has revealed the three skills he believes will make someone successful in the future job market — and it rules out anyone who doesn’t excel in science and numbers.
Based on data he has collected, the tech giant said people with three backgrounds will be the most in-demand in the coming years: Sciences, engineering and economics.
Speaking to LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth, Mr Gates said: “I do think of basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills, economics — a lot of careers in the future will be very demanding on those things.
”[It’s] not necessarily that you’ll be writing code, but you need to understand what can engineers do and what can they not do.”
The billionaire entrepreneur added that workers proficient in those subjects will be “the agents of change for all institutions”.
Mr Gates recently announced that he would be heading up a fund worth more than $1bn to fight climate change by investing in new ways of producing clean energy.
Bill Gates recently called on Donald Trump to inspire Americans to embrace innovation as John F. Kennedy once did by urging them to fly to the moon.
“In the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,” he told MSNBC.
“I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics… there can be a very upbeat message that (Trump’s) administration (is) going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.”