Amazing, Fascinating, Hopeful and Wonderful
My friend Tom shot me an email about seeing Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda
Gates' press conference on monday.
It reminded me of my desire to blog about this.
Gates and Buffet are certainly great men and their commitment to philanthropy is a wonderful thing to see.
What is even more fascinating to me is their friendship which has been building for many years and has culminated in the marriage of the two great fortunes built in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Warren decided that he wanted to give the vast majority of his wealth away and picked his friend, who he clearly admires, and his friend's wife to do it for him. That is such an amazing thing to witness.
Much of the talk has been about the vast amount of capital this represents. And it is vast, so vast as to be beyond comprehension.
But I would like to focus on the goals: To eradicate disease and suffering and to improve education.
Simple, powerful, basic.
It makes me more hopeful about the world we live in.