I’ve just watched the Netflix 3-part docuseries on Bill Gates and I’m truly inspired.
There were so many aspects highlighted in the docuseries that moved me.
A young genius with enough self-belief was able to start up and build a multi-billion Dollar empire. It took immense passion, tremendous hard work and a lot of sacrifice – often the elements that go unnoticed when evaluating the success of a business.
Watching the docuseries also just reminded me that we all have the same 24 hours in a day; and it’s always the busiest people that make the best use of these 24 hours – time is a precious and valuable commodity.
The number of books that Bill reads… the vast knowledge that he consumes and his genuine interest to keep learning is truly remarkable.
His desire to keep innovating and pushing the boundaries as to how technology can be used to solve the world’s problems is commendable.
It was good to have insight into the family dynamics of his upbringing and his relationship with his wife Melinda, and the challenges that came with making their marriage work.
Bill’s (and Melinda’s) philanthropic works are mind blowing. What really got me is their desire to eradicate polio. The achievements they have made to date are phenomenal. It however brought about a sense of embarrassment as well – That the plight to fight polio on the African continent is being done by an American couple. When will Africans take ownership of solving our own problems and put money behind the solutions to make our continent a better place?
I then had to pose the question to myself… What am I doing, what can I do, what will I do to bring improvement on the African continent?