Monday, September 5, 2011

Steve Jobs, Philanthropist

There have been a lot of articles recently about Steve Jobs, but so far, this is my favorite.

Steve Jobs, World's Greatest Philanthropist

The word philanthropy comes from the Greek philanthropos which comes from philein for "to love" and anthropos for "human being." Philanthropy means love of humanity. Which brings me to Steve Jobs....What a loss to humanity it would have been if Jobs had dedicated the last 25 years of his life to figuring out how to give his billions away, instead of doing what he does best... 
What's important is how we use our time on this earth, not how conspicuously we give our money away. What's important is the energy and courage we are willing to expend reversing entropy, battling cynicism, suffering and challenging mediocre minds, staring down those who would trample our dreams, taking a stand for magic, and advancing the potential of the human race.
On these scores, the world has no greater philanthropist than Steve Jobs. If ever a man contributed to humanity, here he is.

Be sure to read the whole article and click through on the links which show how Apple's technology is revolutionizing what the rest of us can accomplish. Talk about economic multipliers!!

Then, read this piece by a doctor-turned-patient and how his iPad made a huge difference in how he experienced his recent injury, surgery and hospitalization.

Now, think about all the other heroes of the business world who are currently vilified as the "greedy rich"  who need to be taxed more because they aren't contributing their "fair share."

Ludicrous,  isn't it?


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