Steve Jobs: “What I learned from Steve later — much later, after I had cooled down — was to fight the right battles.”
Yet Steve Jobs never gave anything back, never donated to charity, or helped in the community. And when he got cancer, he was stupid enough to trust in the pseudo-science of Homeopathy, where diluting herbal remedies makes them more effective.
Bill Gates: “ If you pay enough attention, everything is interesting. What I learned from Bill later, at a distance, was that he was also a decent human being. He could take that brain and apply it to solving much harder problems — education, poverty, disease.”
Bill Gates has done more good in the World than any other single person. He has worked with Rotary to fund the elimination of Polio, now extinct everywhere except the Tribal Zone between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Children still get Polio there because the Taliban murder our volunteer inoculators. He is spending his entire fortune on helping people live “longer, healthier lives” and eliminating poverty in the third world.
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I take back “Bill Gates has done more good in the World than any other single person.” I should have said “Bill and Melinda Gates have done more good in the World than any other married couple in History!” They make it clear that Melinda is an equal partner and if anything is the more analytical of the two.
God bless them both: if only more wealthy people gave back on the same scale, and with the same focus on good results, and measurable value for every dollar spent.