ビル・ゲイツ&メリンダ・ゲイツ No.08

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No.08

CA: Traditional wisdom is that it’s pretty hard for married couples to work together. How have you guys managed it?

MG: Yeah, I’ve had a lot of women say to me, “I really don’t think I could work with my husband. That just wouldn’t work out.” You know, we enjoy it, and we don’t — this foundation has been a coming to for both of us in its continuous learning journey, and we don’t travel together as much for the foundation, actually, as we used to when Bill was working at Microsoft. We have more trips where we’re traveling separately, but I always know when I come home, Bill’s going to be interested in what I learned, whether it’s about women or girls or something new about the vaccine delivery chain, or this person that is a great leader. He’s going to listen and be really interested. And he knows when he comes home, even if it’s to talk about the speech he did or the data or what he’s learned, I’m really interested, and I think we have a really collaborative relationship. But we don’t every minute together, that’s for sure. (Laughter)

CA: But now you are, and we’re very happy that you are. Melinda, early on, you were basically largely running the show. Six years ago, I guess, Bill came on full time, so moved from Microsoft and became full time. That must have been hard, adjusting to that. No?

MG: Yeah. I think actually, for the foundation employees, there was way more angst for them than there was for me about Bill coming. I was actually really excited. I mean, Bill made this decision even obviously before it got announced in 2006, and it was really his decision, but again, it was a beach vacation where we were walking on the beach and he was starting to think of this idea. And for me, the excitement of Bill putting his brain and his heart against these huge global problems, these inequities, to me that was exciting. Yes, the foundation employees had angst about that. (Applause)

CA: That’s cool.

MG: But that went away within three months, once he was there.

BG: Including some of the employees.

MG: That’s what I said, the employees, it went away for them three months after you were there.

BG: No, I’m kidding.

MG: Oh, you mean, the employees didn’t go away.

BG: A few of them did, but — (Laughter)

 

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CA: Traditional wisdom is that it’s pretty hard for married couples to work together. How have you guys managed it?

MG: Yeah, I’ve had a lot of women say to me, “I really don’t think I could work with my husband. That just wouldn’t work out.” You know, we enjoy it, and we don’t — this foundation has been a coming to for both of us in its continuous learning journey, and we don’t travel together as much for the foundation, actually, as we used to when Bill was working at Microsoft. We have more trips where we’re traveling separately, but I always know when I come home, Bill’s going to be interested in what I learned, whether it’s about women or girls or something new about the vaccine delivery chain, or this person that is a great leader. He’s going to listen and be really interested. And he knows when he comes home, even if it’s to talk about the speech he did or the data or what he’s learned, I’m really interested, and I think we have a really collaborative relationship. But we don’t every minute together, that’s for sure. (Laughter)

CA: But now you are, and we’re very happy that you are. Melinda, early on, you were basically largely running the show. Six years ago, I guess, Bill came on full time, so moved from Microsoft and became full time. That must have been hard, adjusting to that. No?

MG: Yeah. I think actually, for the foundation employees, there was way more angst for them than there was for me about Bill coming. I was actually really excited. I mean, Bill made this decision even obviously before it got announced in 2006, and it was really his decision, but again, it was a beach vacation where we were walking on the beach and he was starting to think of this idea. And for me, the excitement of Bill putting his brain and his heart against these huge global problems, these inequities, to me that was exciting. Yes, the foundation employees had angst about that. (Applause)

CA: That’s cool.

MG: But that went away within three months, once he was there.

BG: Including some of the employees.

MG: That’s what I said, the employees, it went away for them three months after you were there.

BG: No, I’m kidding.

MG: Oh, you mean, the employees didn’t go away.

BG: A few of them did, but — (Laughter)

 

wisdom: n. 見識、知恵、叡智、常識、良識
married couple: 夫婦
manage: vt. (困難なことを)成し遂げる、やってのける、うまく対処する
work out: うまくいく
continuous: a. 絶え間ない、連続した、途切れない、持続的な
separately: adv. 別々に、別れて、別個で、単独で
delivery: n. 配達、配送;引き渡し;配達物、配達品
chain: n. (ホテル・小売店などの)チェーン(店)
collaborative: a. 共同の、合作の、協力的な
that’s for sure.: それは確かです。それは間違いない。それは当然です。
early on: 早い時期に[段階で]、早くから、初期に(⇔ later on)
largely: adv. 大部分は、大体は、概して、主として、大いに
run the show: 采配を振る[振るう]、仕事を取り仕切る、主導権を握る
adjust to: ~に適応する、順応する、~がうまくいくようになっている、~に慣れる
employee: n. 従業員、職員、社員、非雇用者
way: adv. ずっと、はるかに、うんと、かなり
angst: n. (人生・将来に対する)不安、懸念
inequity: n. (しばしばinequities)不公平、不公正
No, (I’m) just [only] kidding.:いや, ほんの冗談だよ.

 

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