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Tag: Bill Gates

The Psychology of Money

I’m reading The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel and I highly recommend it.  A collection of short stories about the money in our lives.  On page 25, one sentence jumped out at me like a lightening bolt.  That sentence was, “Bill Gates went to one of the only high schools in the world that had a computer.” Continue reading

The price of security is insecurity

Who knows what will happen tomorrow?  I mean, just a year ago we were doing wild things when greeting others including shaking hands and hugging.   How things have changed.

I was listening to Dan Harris, author and past news anchor, on The Tim Ferriss Show.  He spoke about having a panic attack on-air on Good Morning America in 2004 and how that changed his path and helped him find meditation and life balance.  He grew up living with a mantra that his father taught him which was, “The price of security is insecurity.”  So, he believed that you had to be stressed to climb to the top of the mountain.  That was the price. Continue reading

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss was an early investor in Twitter, Uber, Facebook and others.  He has written many best-selling books including The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans.  He has a successful podcast where he interviews chess prodigies, actors, athletes, hedge fund managers, military leaders and entrepreneurs to dissect excellence and give listeners the inspiration to dream big and make things happen in their own lives.  Continue reading

Bill Gates

When people think of Bill Gates, they often focus on the fact that he started Microsoft and is one of the wealthiest people in the world.  And those things are true.

But he was also a kid with a passion for technology before the dawn of computers as we know them today.  When he was a student at Harvard, he heard about the launch of the first personal computer called the MITS Altair.  From his university room, he called the president of that company and said he had written the programming language for that computer and asked if the president would like to see it.  The president said yes and booked a meeting. Continue reading

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