Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales contribution to knowledge is, in one word, immeasurable. He once stated in an interview on slashdot, “[pqr]Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing[/pqr].” Through Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia with it’s 2,372,745 articles (as of 4/14/2008), he has turned this vision into a reality.
As with any company of such magnitude, Wikipedia has had it’s share of critics and missteps. However, Jimbo has shown us that success is not measured by how we succeed, but rather, on how we learn from our failures. In this open interview Jimbo gives insight into his life, what drives him and his inspiration.
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Helen Keller showed the world that despite being handicapped she was more than capable of living a life full of success. Born on June 27, 1880, Helen lived a privileged life. Her father, Arthur Keller, had previously been an officer in the Confederate army, and her mother, Kate Adams, was a relative of Robert E. Lee. Though deaf and blind, she became a great American author and lecturer. She was an inspiration to many, handicapped and able-bodied alike. She once said, “[pqr]Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved[/pqr].” Helen showed this kind of mentality throughout her life.
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