A successful businessman spent the last few decades of his life doing all he could to give away his fortune. A multibillionaire, he donated cash to a variety of causes such as bringing peace to Northern Ireland and modernizing Vietnam’s health care system; and not long before he died, he spent $350 million to turn New York City’s Roosevelt Island into a technology hub. The man said, “I believe strongly in giving while living. I see little reason to delay giving. . . . Besides, it’s a lot more fun to give while you live than to give while you’re dead.” Give while you live—what an amazing attitude to have.
As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of this global media digest over the past decade, it’s rare that we’ve come upon such a giving spirit as that of Susan Rooks, the leader of the pack when it comes to our esteemed Editorial Circle of Excellence. Day in and day out she simply “gives while she lives”, and not just for us. And we simply can’t tell you how much comfort we enjoy knowing that the “Grammar Goddess” is always peeking over our shoulder & whispering in our ear –with nothing in return beyond our gratitude. Bottom line –she “walks the talk” when it comes to using her wisdom of experience to give back.
Needless to say, Susan has a gazillion friends around the world / across LinkedIn, so we ask all that happen to see this special article to join us in wishing her an amazing birthday celebration today. For us, she will always be “the gift that keeps on giving”. And for that, we are so very thankful.
When it comes to giving, what’s one thing you’ve been delaying? What would it mean for you to give while you live?