ed­i­tor’s note

Technowize Magazine - - News -

When my fa­ther turned forty, we threw him a tongue-in-cheek funeral themed party, deck the liv­ing room with mem­o­ra­bilia. We laughed and laughed about it – forty back then was older than forty to­day. In to­day’s world, we’re al­ways on the hunt of “some­one young and hun­gry.” The con­no­ta­tion is lu­cid: if you aren’t young, you prob­a­bly have very lit­tle to con­trib­ute. To be young and to make life re­ally count is tougher than it sounds. To start with, one needs to get up from the slum­ber of stag­na­tion. Pro­duc­tiv­ity and cre­ativ­ity aside, one also needs a strong com­mit­ment to shoring up to the next level. Young En­trepreneurs in this stage are supremely mo­ti­vated not just for them­selves, but for oth­ers.

The be­low-40 crowd is more likely to do work that mat­ters not just for them­selves, but also fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. For ex­am­ple, Mark Zucker­berg, 33, the rich­est tech bil­lion­aire un­der 40, has pledged to give away 99 per­cent of his earn­ings on be­half of The Giv­ing Pledge. Airbnb co-founders – Joe Geb­bia, Brian Ch­esky and Nathan Blechar­czyk, have pledged to do­nate wealth to the U.S. Phi­lan­thropy project. In learn­ing about these in­spir­ing en­trepreneurs, it’s easy to see why young bil­lion­aires have more in­no­va­tion po­ten­tial to do what re­ally mat­ters.

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