Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies, but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
|--Ansel Adams, photographer, environmentalist|
Start with a dream. Maybe a dream that is personal and small, but worth doing. Then dream a bigger dream. Keep dreaming until your dreams seem impossible to achieve. Then you'll know you're on the right track. Then you'll know you're ready to conjure up a dream big enough to define your future and perhaps your generation's future.
|--Vance Loffman, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin|
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military leaders of all time. At his death, three centuries before the birth of Christ, his conquests stretched from Egypt to India—and his overriding goal was to unite all the peoples of the world. In a similar way, the modern conqueror named Bill Gates had his own global vision. Gates boldly asserted from the very beginning that the goal of his Microsoft Corporation was to "put a computer on a desk in every home." He has traveled all over the globe in this quest for expansion. He sees lesser-developed countries as the greatest opportunities:
"That's where we'll get our growth in the coming years. These countries are only just getting started buying personal computers in big numbers. ...