Phl458 Famous Thinker Paper Wk 4

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Famous Thinkers

Famous Thinkers Many famous thinkers have made an impact on society; however, none as much as Dr. King; a people’s man or Warren Buffet; a businessman. After an in-depth analysis of the thinkers and their contributions one will identify the problems each sought to solve, the solutions each found, and implementation of those solutions. Moreover, exploration of each thinker’s social, political, and personal environments will show how those factors contributed to their respective creativity. Additionally, a comparison of their unique creative processes, a critique of their ideas, and thoughts of different approaches will come forth through further exploration.
Contribution to Society
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Although many people remember Dr. King for his speeches regarding equality for races, he was also an advocate for economic justice and worked to help the impoverished. He believed that a country as powerful as the United States could set the example for the rest of the world (Newsday, 1992). Warren Buffett is a remarkable businessman who has used a unique strategy of investing in the stock market to establish great wealth. His stock, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the world’s most expensive no matter the market. He saw a problem with the way people invested in the stock market. Most people looked at the numbers behind the company, like balance sheets, and income statements. He did his investing differently. He looked at the company, not their numbers. He wanted to know what made them superior to their competitors and their corporate leadership. Mr. Buffett changed investments for the better (Kennon, 2011).
Solutions and Implementation
Dr. King and Warren Buffet were faced with challenges in their lives, and they had to device creative ideas to overcome these obstacles. Dr. King was working to establish equal rights for people. His solution to this problem was to use his gift for speech and nonviolent acts of protest to influence people to change their views. According to Dr. King, “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence