“Ahn meets Bill Gates to discuss running charity” 빌 게이츠 만난 안철수 “이달 말께 재단 설립” Jan 13,2012

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Software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo met with the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation outside of Seattle to get advice on how to run a charity.

After the conversation with Microsoft co-founder Gates, Ahn met with reporters and said the two had “discussed several topics of mutual interest” and that Gates advised him to “establish a foundation that can solve social issues more creatively and innovatively.”

The two tycoons released a joint press release after their conversation that said they discussed the “current global economic environment, global health and development for the poor, the impact and importance of foreign aid to the developing world, and current trends in the IT industry.”

According to the press release, “Ahn expressed a keen interest in how the Gates Foundation was established and organized its work, and its present activities.”

It said Ahn “kindly invited Gates to visit his foundation sometime in the near future, and both agreed to stay in touch on topics of mutual interest.”

Ahn, founder of software company AhnLab and dean of Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, announced late last year he will donate to society half of his 37.1 percent stake in AhnLab, the country’s leading antivirus software company. He said he will seek advice from Gates, who established the world’s largest charity dedicated to providing for children in developing countries.

The press watches Ahn closely because he has built a popular following among liberals and young Koreans and has started getting involved in politics, endorsing the winner of October’s mayoral by-election in Seoul. His following and his distance from Korea’s traditional political parties have made him a viable candidate for office, possibly even the presidency.

Ahn also said that Gates told him “to try to seek help when trying to solve problems rather than doing it alone.”

He also said the “outline of the charity foundation is being drawn up pretty well” and promised more details at the end of this month or early next month.

His trip got one political reaction. Independent Representative Kang Yong-seok said, “The real reason behind Ahn’s meeting with Gates is to talk about a business partnership with AhnLab and Microsoft rather than about the establishment of a charity foundation.”

In the U.S., Ahn also conducted interviews with potential professors for Seoul National University.

By Yim Seung-hye [sharon@joongang.co.kr]

Let’s see what is happening in near future!

Ahn Cheol-soo to discuss foundations with Gates

안철수, 빌 게이츠에게 ‘기부재단 설립’ 묻는다

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Morley sings “Women of Hope” | Video on TED.com

Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song, With her glorious, warm voice, she sings it onstage at TEDxWomen.

http://www.ted.com/talks/morley_sings_women_of_hope.html

I’ve watched this talk via webcast(TEDxWomen) two months ago. I love Morley’s(a multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer) mention, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.”

Lyrics: Morley’s “Women of Hope”

Written by Morley. Performed onstage at TEDWomen by Morley and Toshi Reagon.

They stood together under a tree 
in tall grass on TV 
telling the world their story
We will be left to wander and fade away, soldiers came and took our husbands at the break of day
We will live on then fade away, soldiers came and killed our children at the break of day

Women of hope women of change women of war and pain
I believe the almighty knows each and every one by your name
Women of hope women of change women of love, joy, no shame
You’ve got something this little life can never take away

Running through the darkness of night with her child by her side
Oh lord won’t you give them a shining armor of light, 
Oh lord won’t you give them a shining armor of light
Daybreak brings the sign of new life, with the power to stand
Crossing the border she said you will grow free on this land

Women of hope women of change women of war and pain
I can feel your power in these words she said:
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone 
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone

Nobody really knows how far they will go to keep on living
Nobody knows how far they will go to keep on giving and forgiving

Aung San Suu Kyi 
living under house arrest 
for her peaceful protest
Under house arrest, for her peaceful protest! When her people ask her, for a message she said:

If you’re feeling helpless, help someone
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone

People of hope, people of change
people of love, joy, no shame
I believe the almighty knows each and every one by your name