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Dennis Gorelik
05 April 2018 @ 12:14 am
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https://nypost.com/2014/01/01/bill-gates-told-that-his-charity-pledge-is-worthless/
Robert W. Wilson, a well-known philanthropist who had given away $600 million of his fortune as of 2013, abruptly turned aside Gate’s 2010 request that he sign the Giving Pledge.
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Wilson found especially problematic the pledge’s loophole that allowed signers to gift their wealth to a family-controlled foundation.

“And these foundations become, more often than not, bureaucracy-ridden sluggards,” Wilson wrote to Gates in a June 2010 e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by the website BuzzFeed.

“I’m going to stay far away from your effort,” Wilson told Gates in the same e-mail.
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The Microsoft co-founder, worth $78.5 billion, admitted to Wilson in a reply e-mail three days later that “some people set up a foundation without a strong focus or leadership and with high overhead.”
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He told Wilson the group of pledge signers “would benefit from your joining in.”

Wilson, by signing the pledge, could inspire younger people to increase their giving, Gates wrote.

Wilson, in a second e-mail to Gates, was a bit more testy.

“You, being a liberal, think you can change people more than I think,” he wrote.

Wilson zeroed in on Gates’ “younger” people focus.

“When I talk to young people who seem destined for great success, I tell them to forget about charities and giving,” Wilson replied to Gates. “Concentrate on your families and getting rich — which I found very hard work.”

“When people reach 50 and are beginning to slow down is the time to begin engaging them in philanthropy,” added Wilson.
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I think that Robert Wilson was too soft with his threshold for charity set at 50 years old.
I wish Bill Gates kept working on Microsoft instead of doing charity work. More effective Microsoft would mean better life for me (due to better software) and more prosperity to people in general.
You are helping society the most when you are making money, not when you are spending it.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/150512.html
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Dennis Gorelik
05 April 2018 @ 02:26 am
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https://vimeo.com/230584283#t=164s
"You'd be a big thinker -- meaning that your income goal would be in excess of 6 figures"
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I had to delete and blacklist an account of such a "Big Thinker" from postjobfree.com, because we do not allow pyramid schemes.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/150643.html