From time to time, LinkedIn Answers has featured some of the greatest minds on the planet (ranging from Jimmy Wales to Barack Obama) pose thought-provoking questions to the millions of professionals on LinkedIn, which in most cases yields an avalanche of well-thought out responses.

Today, we’re glad to announce a question (that straddles education and technology) from one of the foremost and well recognized technologists of our generation and TIME Magazine’s pick for one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century – Bill Gates, Chairman at Microsoft.


Bill Gates on LinkedIn Answers

We will be updating this post with select answers as they come rolling in, so please stay tuned. And, don’t forget to add your 2 cents to the conversation.

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It’s still the first half of the day and we’ve already received close to a 1000 answers. So here are some interesting answers from the initial stream of Answers.

Jeff Yablon (President & CEO, PC-VIP Inc.) kicked off the conversation with his take on encouraging the youth, from his perspective as a Dad.

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While, Ed Dodds (Strategist and Systems Architect) suggests that learning from good corporate governance as well as open source community collaboration may be the place to start.

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Nils Beers, inventor of a solar powered speedboat, laments the lack of innovative spirit in today’s youth.

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And for a global perspective, here’s an answer from Sanjay Gupta an Mobile Solutions Entrepreneur from India.

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Did you know: Bill Gates was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century, as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004, 2005, and 2006! (Source: Wikipedia)