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Bill Gates Talks About Profits Versus Non Profits–For Profits Makes Messes And Non Profits Can’t Behave the Same Way

Posted Aug 06 2010 5:06pm

The for profit world is a mess he states but they have to come in and clean up.  Non Profits are different sometimes creating thousands of pilot programs and many don’t go anywhere.  Both worlds are imperfect he states and the key is to identify need and focus.  I’d say those are some good word based on a lot of what I am seeing today out there with technology and there are a lot of good projects in healthcare IT and there are those that are not going anywhere too.  This was filmed at the Techonomy Convention this week. 

Does this apply to hospitals too?  He does say metrics will stand to improve the non profits though, and we see this growing in healthcare as well.  BD

At the Techonomy conference in San Francisco, Bill Gates closed the event and answered questions from the audience. One woman asked why non-profits can't behave more like for-profit businesses. Gates said that wasn't necessarily the best idea.
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