Fortune

HOPE AND COURAGE MOVE THE WORLD

Bill Gates’ first cover for Fortune, just after Microsoft ’s IPO.

THERE IS SOMETHING remarkably powerful about listening. Those who know Melinda Gates well—and even some of those who have met her just once—remark at how good she is at this skill. Geeta Rao Gupta, a former staffer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

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