Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bill Gates wants us to work on Capitalism 2.0

The usual suspects: Bill Gates, Bono and Michael Dell pose at the World Economic Forum in Davos January 24, 2008.

Gates called on Thursday for a new "creative capitalism" to help the world's 1 billion poorest who live on less than $1 a day.

related -

Capitalism doesn't work, Mr. Gates? (Lawrence Kudlow)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Football Billionaires

Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks

Malcolm Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Wayne Huizenga, Miami Dolphins

Robert Kraft, New England Patriots

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys


Entreprenuer Magazine talks biz with billionaires

In the February 2008 issue of Entreprenuer Magazine, they talk money, business and life with billionaires Marc Ecko and David Hitz.

Entrepreneur asked Marc Ecko, of Marc Ecko Enterprises, the following:

Do you have any advice you want to give to readers?
There's a book by Daniel Goleman, Working With Emotional Intelligence. That was a big tipping point for me, applying that to my business.

I don't think there's one silver bullet that will shoot you to the moon. Not being emotional and being able to call shit on yourself and on the people around you is really important.

Entrepreneur Magazine

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Billionaires who are not having a good day, week or month

Billionaire loses wife to DI, runs to court to save fortune
Philippine Star, Philippines
A 58-year-old billionaire has cried foul after a court in Marikina annulled his marriage, and his wife of 30 years took off for the United States.

Billionaire's daughter's wedding called off at last minute
Daily Mail, UK
The wedding of a billionaire's daughter was called off at the last minute because of a change to the prenuptial agreement.

Mars Bar Billionaire loses to drilling company
Legalbrief, South Africa
An attempt by the reclusive billionaire heir to the Mars chocolate bar fortune to ban drilling for natural gas on his Montana ranch has been defeated.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Bucket List: A corporate billionaire and a working class mechanic say "do it now"

The Bucket List is the old story of two diverse, rich/poor individuals who share a hospital room and then go on to live life better and to the fullest.

Sounds, kind of elementary and banal, yet it works on the screen in The Bucket List. It will put a smile on your face and maybe make you work on that self improvement list of yours.

The movie tells the tale of a corporate billionaire and a working class mechanic that bump into each other in a hospital. They have nothing in common until they start talking and realize that they need to accomplish a whole list of things until they “kick the bucket.”

It is worth seeing for billionaires and non-billionaires alike.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Business advice from Sir Richard Branson

Tiger Woods in 2010 - projected billionaire

From AOL Sports:

During his first 12 years on tour, Woods has more than $100 million in winnings, and a mind-boggling $669 million in endorsements. That puts him at almost $770 million. Since 1996.

Golf Digest

Scottish Daily Record

Below is Tiger Wood’s house located on a beautiful beach in Hawaii.