While I was at Microsoft, the annual revenues grew larger than the GDP of the Republic of Ghana.

Patrick Awuah

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“How to Educate Leaders? Liberal Arts” TEDGlobal 2007. Jun. 2007. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How to Educate Leaders? Liberal Arts" TEDGlobal 2007. Jun. 2007. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from university founder Patrick Awuah's 2007 TED Talk about growing up in Ghana and how after nearly a decade of working at Microsoft in Seattle, he returned to Ghana to found a university there. This particular quote illustrates the extreme wealth of corporations like Microsoft and the extreme poverty of nations such as the Republic of Ghana. Awuah goes on to say that this wealth gap has widened since he left Microsoft, and also addresses the factors that help explain this uncomfortable fact. Watch the full TED Talk here: Patrick Awuah - How to Educate Leaders? Liberal Arts