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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bill Gates - Geek to Philanthropy

Bill Gates would slowly reduce his invovement from the day-to-day activites at Microsoft and instead work full time at his Charity Foundation. Though the news isn't totally surprising, the timing is. I would have expected Gates do such a thing a decade from now. But he is proving to the world the importance of giving away when one is at his prime.Bill Gates has taken a leaf out of Rockfeller's book but he is a step ahead by doing it when he is still young and by leading the foundation too ( Apart from a much Global impact of his charity work).

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been doing pioneering work in the field of AIDS & communicable disease eradication in under-developed and developing nations. The world needs the " Philanthroper Bill" more than Microsoft's need for the " Geek Bill" . I wish him and his foundation well.

P.S : Btw, here is a short video on Channel 9 where Steve (Ballmer) & Bill (Gates) discuss about Bill's decision to step down from Microsoft.


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