Monday, August 10, 2009

Bill Gates Tells Why He Never Got into the Hotdog Business

Ice Creams to Eskimos
You’ve heard it said about someone, “You could sell ice creams to Eskimos,” which is a tribute to a person’s gift of persuasion.

Bill on Hotdogs
Bill Gates was once asked about his drive to make Microsoft what it is today. The interviewer said:

“With your insatiable drive to succeed, it has been said that you would've been successful even if you were selling hotdogs.”

Bill responded:

“No, I don't think so. I'm not sure that I could sit in a room for sixteen hours straight talking about hotdogs like I do about the possibilities of new technology.”

Tapping Into Your Passion
One of the key things about entrepreneurs and others that have invested their talents wisely is this common denominator: they have all tapped into their passion and later their lives were defined by it.

Sakiya Sandifer, Believe That You Can Do Anything…But Know Your Limitations, Huffington Post, 7 August 2009.

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Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: A young William Gates lying down among his passion.