Friday, June 08, 2012

Malcolm Gladwell: In 50 years, Bill Gates will be revered and Steve Jobs will be forgotten - GeekWire

Taking the long view
"Gladwell called Gates “the most ruthless capitalist” until the day when he “wakes up one morning and says enough and steps down and he takes his money, he takes it off the table.” For that alone, Gladwell believes that Gates will be revered like no other entrepreneur of his era.
“I firmly believe that 50 years from now he’ll be remembered for his charitable work. No one will even remember what Microsoft is, and all the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. There will be statues of Gates across the third world and … there’s a reasonable shot … because of his money, we will cure malaria.”"
Malcolm Gladwell: In 50 years, Bill Gates will be revered and Steve Jobs will be forgotten - GeekWire
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