Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
I've worked as management over the years in a variety of businesses. Like Gates said, "you can pick any 80 hours a week you want to work". Of course, with the insane amount of hours building a new software company comes with, that comes with the possibility of an insanely large reward. Every one of those workers Gates was talking about there became multi-millionaires. I doubt the hourly folks did.