If you want to see a non-sociopath wealthy person with PASSION – who works very hard at his passion – even if you don’t agree with his conclusions, Stephen Wolfram is one of the best I can think of. Net worth of $200 million, he has genuinely worked hard at his passions through the years, a rare example of TWO major different directions: Mathematica –> Wolfram Alpha and his own unique and groundbreaking model of Computational Physics using an otherwise very primitive, 80s era cellular automata. So, he’d be a good example I’d give for a non-sociopath which is a good booster for Jes Scott’s point. Not sociopath, not lazy.

If you want to see a non-sociopath wealthy person with PASSION – who works very hard at his passion – even if you don’t agree with his conclusions, Stephen Wolfram is one of the best I can think of. Net worth of $200 million, he has genuinely worked hard at his passions through the years, a rare example of TWO major different directions: Mathematica –> Wolfram Alpha and his own unique and groundbreaking model of Computational Physics using an otherwise very primitive, 80s era cellular automata.
So, he’d be a good example I’d give for a non-sociopath which is a good booster for ‘s point. Not sociopath, not lazy.
I can’t say I agree with Wolfram’s model of physics for reality BUT it is maximizing a principle of digital computing and taking it to its extremes.
  • Anonymous charity is the closest to true charity. It’s not that it isn’t also valuable with the name or accolades attached – it is – but it’s moves from charity into marketing. (or marketing via charity)
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       In a single post, you’ve hit on a few of my strongest values all at once. I suppose they’re all linked together somehow, some connecting value that bundles them. I don’t know what it’s called. Excellent post; things I rarely hear about in general,
       If it’s powerful people whose decisions affect us, then it is our business to know about them or try.
      If it’s people whose decisions don’t intersect with ours, then it’s live and let live.
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