CNN Money snagged Bill Gates for a feature called “How I Work.”
It’s a fantastic read to see how one of the world’s busiest executives manages his time. Gates also uses SharePoint to stay productive:
Staying focused is one issue; that’s the problem of information overload. The other problem is information underload. Being flooded with information doesn’t mean we have the right information or that we’re in touch with the right people.
I deal with this by using SharePoint, a tool that creates websites for collaboration on specific projects.
SharePoint puts me in touch with lots of people deep in the organization
I imagine that someone like him does a ton of travel and does a lot of work flying. I wonder how he uses SharePoint on the plane and if he runs into any of the common problems when you’re not connected: How can I keep working with SharePoint when I’m not online?
Best quote from the feature: “Paper is no longer a big part of my day.“