We Should Have Listened to Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Failing to prepare was preparing to fail.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the book of Genesis, Pharaoh, besieged by ominous dreams, called in the experts early.

Joseph, whose reputation preceded him, explained that the seven fat cows followed by seven skinny cows emerging from the Nile in Pharaoh’s dream foreshadowed the seven years of plenty and seven years of famine coming to the land of Egypt. Joseph advised the Pharaoh to set aside one fifth of the nation’s produce in the good times as a reserve for the bad times. Mightily impressed, Pharaoh set about these plans at once, making Joseph his second in command. When the famine came, Egypt was ready.



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