It’s a sad day for the world as the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen passed away today at the age of 65. The tech genius along with his close friend and partner, Bill Gates founded one of the world’s largest tech companies – Microsoft, in 1975.
Allen was not just a tech genius, but a great orator too. Before his death, he was estimated to have a net worth of $20.3 Billion, making him the 46th richest person in the world.
These top 10 Paul Allen quotes.
The Microsoft legend wasn’t just about technology, he loved and appreciated the environment too. His took on the rising obstacles of global warming.
10. In global warming, I think everyone is scratching their heads – are there technological things that can be brought to bear that can make a difference?
Paul Allen highly admired art and innovation.
9. If you think about making a difference in the community, my family has always had a strong interest in the arts. I’m always interested in finding ways to innovate… It’s a blend; it’s not a point focus.
Allen was a book lover. After all, what’s better than a good book with coffee?
8. I grew up around books. When I first held the book and it was a substantive, tangible thing, and I thought of all the work that went into it, not just my work but everybody else’s and the research and so forth, there’s a sense of really have done something worthwhile.
Innovative, Creative, Visionary – Paul Allen.
7. You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.
He knows why people are unhappy, his solution – Balance.
6. Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don’t always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time.
A philanthropist who liked to keep his charity and donations as low profile as possible because…
5. When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
An explorer who was hungry for knowledge and made efforts to find the answers that are yet undiscovered.
4. I am very excited to be supporting one of the world’s most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilizations may exist elsewhere.
3. “In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success– if you are willing to learn from it.”
He knew life was finite and therefore, one has to make the most of it. That’s precisely what he did.
2. In the first eight or so years at Microsoft, we were always chained to our terminals, and after I got sick the first time, I decided that I was going to be more adventurous and explore more of the world.
Critical Thinking, a quest for improvement, and a goal for a better future, no wonder, he was a legend and will be missed deeply.
1. What should exist? To me, that’s the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don’t have? How can we realize our potential?
Paul Allen was suffering from Cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He has pledged to give away half of his fortune to philanthropic causes. A nobleman, a tech genius, a philanthropist, an environmentalist, and an explorer, Paul’s life is an inspiration to each one of us that life need not be long but meaningful, after all, ‘Quality over Quantity’.