It's that time of year when many seniors are finishing up their portfolios by reflecting on their Distinguished Leader Extraordinary Solution. Two of my Extraordinary Solution heroes have always been Bill and Melinda Gates. Their foundation seeks to solve those problems in our time that negatively impact the greatest number of people. They started their Foundation years ago in response to solving childhood death due to, surprisingly, diarrhea. They have just released
their 2018 report
which highlights 9 new problems that all will require extraordinary solutions.
The issues include creative uses of all that DNA information that humanity is now collecting, toilets which burn the waste instead of requiring sewage systems, and innovative breakthroughs in education.
Bill and Melinda Gates are truly leaders who create extraordinary solutions which make the world special. They state,
"When we're feeling overwhelmed by negative headlines, we remind ourselves that none of us has the right to sit back and expect that the world is going to get better. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to push it in that direction."
While their foundation has $50 billion to invest to solve the toughest problems of our day, we all have time and gifts to make our own special corner of the world just a little bit better.
- Mr Charles Kafoglis