Bill Gates Needed a Chair

Rob Collie

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Justin Mannhardt

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Bill Gates Needed a Chair

Today, we’re doing something a little different. We’re going to focus on a true, unfiltered story about people in the tech industry, and more specifically, about one of the most powerful figures in the field – Bill Gates. Some might even say he’s one of the most powerful men in the world. This story had a profound impact on Rob, and we’re excited to share it with you.

You know, when people find themselves in uncomfortable situations, they often develop coping mechanisms. Some people might talk excessively, or tell bad jokes, while others might shut down completely. Unfortunately, there are also those who lash out at others when they feel uneasy, which can create a negative impression of them. As humans, we tend to form our opinions of others based on our interactions with them. If the only time we’ve seen someone is when they’re being a bully, it’s not exactly a great first impression.

This story was accidentally cut from our episode Good Design is the Cake, Not the Icing, w/Brad Weed, but we felt it was too important to leave out. It’s a human interest story that highlights the struggles and challenges we all face, no matter who we are. It might not be a feel-good or funny story, but it’s special because it’s so relatable.

At some point in our lives, we’ve all found ourselves on the outside looking in, trying to find a seat at the table. And that’s what makes this story so universal – it speaks to all of us. Thanks for joining us as we dive into this compelling tale.

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