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bill gates is doing a pretty legit job of changing to world , just sayin

Yes he is, I actually might have to let my dislike of his company go because he's turned out to be a nice guy since leaving.

This is just a take off on the do what you love and the money will come.
 
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Our Goal Isn't To Make Money *trollface*
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"What a man can be, he must be.”[9] This forms the basis of the perceived need for self-actualization. This level of need pertains to what a person's full potential is and realizing that potential. Maslow describes this desire as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.[10] This is a broad definition of the need for self-actualization, but when applied to individuals the need is specific. For example one individual may have the strong desire to become an ideal parent, in another it may be expressed athletically, and in another it may be expressed in painting, pictures, or inventions.[11] As mentioned before, in order to reach a clear understanding of this level of need one must first not only achieve the previous needs, physiological, safety, love, and esteem, but master these needs."

Maslow anyone?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs
 
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post #74 of 205
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bill gates is doing a pretty legit job of changing to world , just sayin

Absolutely. But that's his doing, not microsoft's. He was able to do that because Microsoft was so successful from making money.
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"What a man can be, he must be.”[9] This forms the basis of the perceived need for self-actualization. This level of need pertains to what a person's full potential is and realizing that potential. Maslow describes this desire as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.[10] This is a broad definition of the need for self-actualization, but when applied to individuals the need is specific. For example one individual may have the strong desire to become an ideal parent, in another it may be expressed athletically, and in another it may be expressed in painting, pictures, or inventions.[11] As mentioned before, in order to reach a clear understanding of this level of need one must first not only achieve the previous needs, physiological, safety, love, and esteem, but master these needs."
Maslow anyone?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs


Maslow's hierarchy of needs does not apply to corporations LOL
 
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Ok very nice PR. Call me back when they can make magsafe power bricks that don't have a high fail rate. I'm on my 4th, my brother is on his 5th...

These are $60 magsafe we are talking about, I ordered a $20 one from china and it has lasted longer then the apple ones.

My school requires we use macbooks, hence everyone in my school has one. The large majority of the macbooks also have a crack on the back of the screen, by the right hinge. Build quality my ass, I paid for this thing.

I understand that this has been fixed in the newer macbooks, but all that money left a bad taste in my mouth.
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So Steve worked everyday that he was able to until he died for his $1/year salary because it was all about the money?


oh so naive....

Steve Jobs used to say: "I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and… it wasn't that important — because I never did it for the money" interesting....because...

  • Steve received a private jet (a Gulfstream V) as a gift from the Apple board in 2000, which he used to take his family to Kona Village in Hawaii almost every year.
  • . He bought a new model of the same car every 6 months (a Mercedes SL55 AMG in his later years (that's a 106,000 dollar car every 6 months)
  • 2010-2011, he spent a considerable of time designing a yacht with a glass deck, which he hoped to use to take his family on vacation, and to eventually retire
  • When Apple went public in 1980, he refused to give away stock and preferred to keep as much as possible to himself. When Woz asked him to give stock to Dan Kottke, the college friend that traveled with him to India and helped him out in the garage, Steve replied: "Fine. I'll give him zero."
  • The same happened fifteen years later, during the Pixar IPO. Steve made sure that he, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter got plenty of stock, but all the employees who had stuck with the company for many years, despite its failures, were hardly compensated at all. In fact, Steve had taken back their stock in 1991
  • When he came back to Apple, he insisted to have a $1 salary and kept him for his 14 years there, but he got generously compensated with stock and options.
  • "The board approved an option on 7.5 million shares.
  • After Jobs's death, a controversy arose again about his lack of any philanthropic initiatives. The refrain goes that Jobs never gave money to philanthropy, and that after shutting down Apple's philanthropic arm in 1997, when the company was in dire straits, he never reinstated it later
  • In 2007 Bill Gates gave away 30 billion dollars to charities, and in 2010, 10 billion to vaccinations....
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Maslow's hierarchy of needs does not apply to corporations LOL

No but it applies to the people in the corporations.

You could probably make the argument that it could, if the leadership of the company has reached that point you could call it corporate ethos. Produce the best product you can and the money will come. <---This is not really aimed at Apple but just a statement in general.
 
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So Steve worked everyday that he was able to until he died for his $1/year salary because it was all about the money?

It was all about the tax.
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Absolutely. But that's his doing, not microsoft's. He was able to do that because Microsoft was so successful from making money.
well, I get where you are coming from, but it is microsoft's doing. He wouldn't have been able to do so without it. As a company has no mind of its own, just like a gun has no decision as what/who it shoots, you can't blame or not blame anything on the brand/gun, its all falls on the person making the decisions for it. Bill gates is microsoft to me, so i chalk them both up as great (aside from IE, LOL)

either way, the world is better, win!
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