Bill Gates doesn’t believe that everyone should take vacations and weekends off

Running a successful startup means giving up weekends and vacation time.

That’s what it took for Microsoft MSFT, +0.65% billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder told a conference last weekend that he “didn’t really believe in vacations” when he was building his tech giant from the ground up.

When asked about his opinion on work-life balance, and if it’s changed, Gates said “no.” He was speaking on Saturday with Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz at an event hosted for founders by venture firm Village Global.

“I think you could over worship and mythologize the idea of working extremely hard.

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