Doubtless, nobody is going to disagree with these common sense rules. The only problem is that Bill Gates did not write these 11 rules. San Diego Union Tribune was the first to print the full list written by Charles J. Sykes on September 19, 1996. Later it appeared in several other publications. You can check these books authored by Charles J. Sykes to verify the authorship of these rules.
50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education
Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or Add