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Idea Man- The Solutionary

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PAUL ALLEN- a life of passion for ideas made real

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

By Paul Allen

Dreaming is a form of planning, and most people who made it big, start with asking that one question which opens the world of excitement and as a result, smashes the gates of possibilities.

Do you fantasize about your entrepreneurial future, in a cold afternoon, over pizza?? A young man did, back in 1974 ‘If everything went right, how large our company could be?’ he asked his partner, Bill Gates…Dreaming is a form of planning, and most people who made it big, start with asking that one question which opens the world of excitement and as a result, smashes the gates of possibilities.

Paul Allen wrote one of my favourite books, ‘Idea Man’ and many times when I feel ‘restless and ready to try something new’ as he says, I understand that is entirely up to me to deliver a solution for a certain challenge.

And, while you wonder why I talk about Paul Allen, who died today in Seattle after fighting his terminal illness for 9 years, I have to say that this is an invitation to celebrate his life, a life of a prodigy Solutionary, the Idea Man.

Co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen is considered to be one of the top one hundred most influential people in the world. His philanthropic spirit impacted the world of creativity, business, science, technology, medicine, sports and music .

Paul Allen solved problems, and delivered his vision for the future landing triumph after triumph and looking failure in the eye during an extraordinary life of passion for ideas made real.

Dreaming is a form of planning, and most people who made it big, start with asking that one question which opens the world of excitement and as a result, smashes the gates of possibilities.

Idea Man is a daring story, an unique insight into his life, the life of a true Solutionary.

Founder Dr Nani is the Founder of Sovereign Magazine. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Sovereign’s sister publication, Rich Woman Magazine. Passionately advocating for Social Edification, Dr Marina Nani is coining a new industry, MAKE THE NEWS ( MTN) with the aim to diagnose and close the achievement gap globally. Founder of RICH WOMAN SOCIETY™ Marina believes that there is a genius ( Stardust) in each individual, regardless past and present circumstances; “not recognising the talent in each individual, leaves our society at loss. Sharing the good news makes a significant difference on your perception about yourself, your industry and your community.”

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