The Microsoft co-founder affirmed that the first few years of entrepreneurship would require extremely hard work.
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Rest? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said startup founders shouldn't take weekends or vacations as they build their businesses to build a successful business.
"For the way I am, it's true that I didn't believe in weekends and vacations," said Bill Gates of the way he worked at a Village Global conference a few years ago when he was in his twenties.
He also pointed out that the sacrifice an entrepreneur makes in his early years is huge, but that leads to success.
"I firmly believe there should be a very big sacrifice in these first few years," said the second richest man in the world, with an estimated fortune of $ 106.7 billion, according to Bloomberg.
The Microsoft co-founder noted that people "can get over worship and mythologize the idea of working extremely hard," but more importantly, he doesn't recommend it to everyone.
Gates is the second richest person in the world and is currently valued at around $ 107 billion. He co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and owns 1% of the current business.
In the same interview with Eventbrite's Hartz, Gates revealed his biggest mistake: not setting up Android. He said the failure to launch a competitor for Apple's iOS operating system was a $ 400 billion mistake.
It's not the first business giant to think the same, however. The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and China's richest man, Jack Ma, has been criticized for supporting the Chinese working practice “996”: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week.
While Elon Musk has said that he works 120 hours a week for Tesla to achieve his goals, whether it prevents him from seeing his kids, going on vacation or sleeping.