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20 Years Ago, Bill Gates Made a Very Important Decision

What do you think of when you think of Bill Gates?

  • Maybe it’s that he was the co-founder and original driving force behind Microsoft.
  • Maybe it’s that he’s one of the wealthiest people on the planet.
  • Maybe it’s that he’s among the most devoted philanthropists in modern history.

Here’s an idea, though: You could say there are actually two versions of Gates.

He’s the rare person who has had the chance to live two entirely different lives–either of which would have been enough for most people to think of him as an icon.

It’s a gift, really. It’s also the result of a crucial decision he made exactly 20 years ago–a milestone it seems almost nobody has even noticed. And one that entrepreneurs at any scale might want to pay attention to.

Read More…  inc.com

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