Biggest mistakes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Narayana Murthy and others

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Making mistakes is the tendency of human nature with business legends like Satya Nadella, Narayana Murthy, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates being no exception.
Here are some of the biggest blunders these tech legends made in their decisions-:
Bill Gates- Not making a single key for Control-Alt-Delete
The world's wealthiest man and the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates says that he would make a single key for the Control-Alt-Delete command if he could time travel in the past.
"We could have had a single button. But the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us our single button," said Gates. "And so we had ... we programmed at a low level that you had to ... it was a mistake," he said.


Steve Jobs- Treating cancer with alternative medicine
In an interview Walter Isaacson,the author of Steve Jobs' biography disclosed that the late CEO of Apple regretted to not treat his cancer with surgery but with alternative medicines.
"We talked about this a lot," Isaacson said in a television interview.
Despite requests from family and friends, Steve Jobs denied to undergo surgery for months.
Narayana Murthy-Quitting as chairman


The co-founder of Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy said in July this year that his biggest regret was quitting as chairman of Infosys in 2014. This statement came amid a fierce battle between him and Infosys's board and management.
"A lot of my founder colleagues told me not to leave Infosys in 2014, to stay a few years. Generally, I find that I am a very emotional person. A lot of my decisions are based on idealism and probably, I should have listened to them," he said to news channel.
Sergey Brin- Working on Google+
In the year 2014, Google's co-founder Sergey Brin informed that it was "probably a mistake" to have worked on Google+ citing that he is "not a very social person."
Google+ was the company's social network which failed to mark its impact in the social media industry.


Satya Nadella-Believing that PC will be supreme forever
The India-born CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella accepts that "one big mistake" the software company made in the past was to believe that personal computer (PC) will rule supreme forever.
"If anything, one big mistake we made in our past was to think of the PC (personal computer) as the hub for everything for all time to come. And today, of course, the high volume device is the six-inch phone. I acknowledge that,'' said Nadella.


Mark Zuckerberg-Dismissing Facebook's influence on US election
In a post last month, the CEO of Facebook said that he regrets ridiculing worries about fake news on Facebook impacting the results of US presidential elections.
"After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea. Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it," wrote Zuckerberg