(Comments on the Netflix series (Inside’s Bill’s brain)
We have all heard of Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, and one of the richest men in recent times. After leading the most significant software company in the world, he left this place as a CEO to dedicate himself to his charity foundation. He and his wife Linda work tirelessly to help save the world of diseases, pain, and suffering.
Steady in his decision of the things he cares about, technology is the instrument he uses to help solve fundamental problems that afflict humanity.
Recently I watched the Netflix series about him,(Inside’s Bill’s brain). It is exciting and thought-provoking.
As a young teen, he was intelligent, brilliant, and had the luck to have people around that recognized his gifts and encouraged him in it. His optimism was contagious.
As a teen, he was also a force of good and was bringing continuous innovation to his study and workplace. It seemed he was in a race to fulfill his place and mission in this world.
Working tirelessly from a young age to reach his goals, he also had to deal with the insecurities of being a teen and having a hard time adapting to “norms.”He uses the same relentless driving force to write software and discover new technology, to recognize humanity’s problems and look for ways to help solve them.
He calls it “Giving back to society” and engages others to do the same as his friend and investor Warren Buffet.
One of the main questions that arise as I watch his life story is: Why Governments are not doing more to tackle these programs? Why there is often not much money for funding research and finding solutions to the problems that still plague humanity, but there is always plenty to buy weapons?
What makes Bill and Melinda Gates unique? Their sincere efforts to help tackle humanity’s problems.
We know people that are suffering. We understand the problems that humanity faces, not for lack of money or technology or brains, but mainly for lack of love, concern, and unselfish interest.
Many Governments across the world are more interested in protecting the interests of the powerful corporations, that put them in power, rather than working for the ordinary people and the poor.
He is a man of high intelligence, but we all know that this is not enough to succeed. He has other characteristics in his personality, such as a good work ethic, passion, determination to finish a task and do it well, hard work, and dedication.
It impressed me the fact that often he takes off for a week every year to just read and think! Other CEO’s may feel they are wasting time if they take one day off; he often takes seven! The wisdom of it is that by reading, he learns! By taking the time away from distraction, he can think clearly! Ideas and solutions to problems usually flow in such a state.
In the third part of the series, he tackles global warming and funds a start-up to make a prototype of a safe nuclear reactor. He succeeds in making the most reliable yet, to produce clean energy.
Then, when production is to start in China after years of negotiating, the tariffs war between the USA and China start and the whole project comes to a standstill. Did he give up? No. Is hard work and not giving up a flaw of his? It is a question that the presenter poses; In my opinion, the answer is: of course not.
His mother in a speech said: It is not what you do, or what you give, but what you become, in the process. Her sample of involvement with the county she lived in taught Bill Gates the value of giving back to society.