Famous Thinkers Paper
Bill Gates, formally known as William Henry Gates III, was the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation in 1975. It was not until the 19080s when this company really became a known corporation. Bill Gates was known for being an aggressive person that went after his ideas and did think twice about what his peers opinions were of him. Bill Gates found himself in the middle of a lawsuit and parted from the company in 2008 [ (Oxford World Encyclopedia, 2012) ]. Bill Gates began working on programming at the age of 13 and was able to show people that his innovations and business style were successful and profitable. Many people would assume that someone as ...view middle of the document...
He was very aggressive in his business tactics and stood behind his ideas and sold them to very important companies like IBM. I think that Bill Gates grew up in a normal home, but just saw that there was an opportunity for improvement, that is was sparked his creativity. He knew what people wanted to do, but most people didn’t know how to get it done. He did, he knew that society and business’ needed a common format for letters and spreadsheets. People were spending too much time on date entry and that was a problem. In his mind was the solution.
In my opinion Bill Gates is the example of a creative thinker. He is hardworking, daring, independent, resourceful, and dynamic [ (Ruggiero, 2009) ]. He invented a new software that no one had seen or used before but they needed. He met with big business’ that he knew through his partner or through previous networking. His networking allowed him to be the one person to sell his ideas to IBM where his biggest break was. His business strategy was daring and some felt overly aggressive, but that helped businesses trust him. He was so confident that people trusted him.
Bill Gates knew that he had a challenge in front of him, he knew people thought he was too young and was a college drop out at the time. He embraced his challenges and turned them into opportunity. He approached his partner and they discussed the problem of outdated computers and software. He investigated the problem and found that a more efficient PC could be the answer. Bill Gates and his partner started producing ideas and writing software programs to solve their issue, presented their ideas to large companies and became two of the most wealth men [ (bio.True Story, 2013) ].
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the man that delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” address. He was not only a civil rights activist but a Baptist minister. This patriot was on the forefront of the creation of many Civil Rights movements that are still in place today. He was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and was tragically assassinated in 1968. It is evident where his motivation came from. He had lived in a time where he was not allowed to grow up in a free nation, he was not allowed to vote and he was treated with multiple acts of disrespect growing up. His father was also a successful minister. Martin Luther King Jr. was an educated man and against all odds he earned his doctorate degree. He stood for the people during the bus boycott after Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white man and remained on the forefront, protesting for equal rights for all mankind [ (bio. True Life, 2013) ].
King’s idea was simple equality, although his battle was complex and raged on after his assassination. His solution was to test the boundaries. Many cities had laws in place that allowed equal rights, but most of the time these laws were not followed. King implemented his ideas by going into businesses...