Famous Thinkers Essay

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When looking at history and try to discover famous thinkers in our society, many men and women stand out. Famous thinkers are people who used critical thinking and perseverance to overcome adversity to succeed. The two that stand out in my mind are Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lets discuss their contributions to society as a whole, the problems or issues that they resolved, and how they were able to come up with their solutions.

Contributions to Society
Self made multi-billionaire, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington in 1955. We recognize the name Bill Gates; it is hard not to be famous when you are the richest self-made man in America. The contributions to society made by Mr. Gates
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Dr. King also attended the Crozer Theological Seminary where he learned the philosophy of nonviolence by Mohandas Gandhi (Martin Luther King Jr., 2011).

The Issues Bill Gates did not have a problem to solve. The first computer program he developed was a game of tic-tac-toe. His intentions were to give his fellow students a form of activity to do for fun. It was not until later in life that he saw the need to develop programming to solve problems. He would go on to create programming that solved programming and scheduling issues at his school. Once he formed Microsoft, he would develop programs along those lines, making solutions for businesses to simplify time-consuming issues like accounting and number crunching (Bill Gates, 2011).
Dr. King unlike Bill Gates spent his life trying to resolve issues. The issues he had grown up with and faced as an adult were about racial inequality. Dr. King spent his time fighting in a non-violent manner for civil rights; he wanted the same rights for black Americans that the white Americans have had their entire lives. He knew that the success in Montgomery Alabama called for the mass movement of men to help raise awareness about racial inequality (Martin Luther King Jr., 2011).
Implementation of the Solution
Bill Gates has developed several different programs for a vast number of companies. Microsoft was born when Bill was looking at a MITS Altair 8800