People who make millions of dollars doing one thing often come to view themselves as being experts in subjects far afield from those in which they made their wealth. Because they have so much money, others tend to humor them and tell them they are brilliant in the hopes of currying favor, so they don’t get realistic feedback. (The same is true of best-selling authors.)
Thus, I was not optimistic when I received a link to a speech given by Bill Gates at Davos on “Creative Capitalism.”
I have to say I was extremely impressed by Gates’s speech. Not only do I think he is probably right, but it is also beautifully argued.