Business Profile: Paul Allen

Business Profile: Paul Allen

On memories, contribution and learning from failure from Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen.

Age: 65

Industry: Co-founder Microsoft
Chairman and Founder Vulcan Inc.Carso

Net worth: $21.7 Billions

Forbes 100 greatest business minds 2019

On Contribution: 

“You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.”

On Memories:

“You’ve got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you’re involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.”

On Learning from Failure:

“In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success – if you are willing to learn from it.”

Image: Paul G. Allen, 2013 / Miles Harris, CC BY-SA 3.0

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