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Mr. Gates, could less have been more?

Consumed => “Gates, Buffet, Zuckerberg, and Strategic Generosity Lessons” by Rosabeth Moss Kanter on HBR.

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While I don’t want to get off topic, nor be perceived as unappreciative of Gates, Buffet, etc., I’d like to offer a slightly contrarian view on this subject and see how others might feel.

What if these individuals didn’t hoard such a resource in the first place? What if instead of making uber-money every year they opted for half (for example and as mentioned above) or even less? What if the kid in the mail room made 20% more?

It seems to me that in planting more seeds more often the odds of improving the world is going to increase a rate that’s faster and broader than the top down, consolidation method being promoted by these gentlemen (and ladies?)

If a rising tide raises are boats, why is a method that equates to waiting for a tidal wave being seen as brilliant? Yes, these gentlemen created massive wealth for themselves, as well as others. But one has to question whether there could have been more total wealth created if the concentration was less consolidated during that process.

Note: This is *not* a political question, but simply one of economics so please refrain from Fox News-ish type of attacks. Thanks.

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