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June 29, 2007

Dean Kamen on Doing Well While Doing Good

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks | Filed under: Inspiration

Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, recently gave the commencement address at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He started by reminding the graduates that the world had big problems that need to be solved, and they're not going to be solved by the two-thirds of the world's people who live on less than $2 per day and are more worried about finding water that won't kill them than they are about solving global warming or racial injustice or whatever cause you want to champion.

So I would beg every educated person in this world to remember, every day when you get up, that you are an incredibly small minority of all humanity. And with all the privileges I understand it gives us, I think it gives us an enormous responsibility to be leaders that do the right things for the right reasons. And remember that you can be doing good while you are doing well. You'll all go out and get good jobs. But you'll make your living by what you do in those jobs. You'll make your life by what you give. Have a good life.

'Doing good while you are doing well'--sounds like cause marketing.


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