60 Minutes May 12 2013
On this edition of 60 Minutes, the show traveled the world, from Somali to Seattle and points in between. Stories included the rescue of Jessica Buchanan, a new entrepreneurship bootcamp for veterans program to develop small businesses, and the world of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here is what you might have missed.
60 Minutes: Jessica Buchanan Somali Hostage & Impossible Odds Review
Jessica Buchanan was a U.S. aid worker in Africa, on a mission to teach children about how to avoid landmines. Instead, she found herself caught in a trap and held for ransom during a harrowing 93-day period in 2011 and 2012. Now she is speaking out about the Navy SEAL team that saved her from captivity and got her out of harm’s way. Of course, she has also written a book about her ordeal.
60 Minutes: Creating Jobs For Veterans & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Veterans are returning to the US from military combat in huge numbers, and about half those who come back home have disabilities. 60 Minutes explored a new program that is creating opportunities for them in an otherwise difficult career search. This program is a crash course in small business entrepreneurship, and the success stories are great, though the number the program is able to serve each year is still small. I wish 60 Minutes would highlight a way for citizens to get involved on an individual level in giving back to returning service members.
60 Minutes: What Motivates Bill Gates? Gates Notes & Gates Foundation
Bill Gates was the man behind Microsoft, but he walked away from the personal computer company to focus on giving away his fortune. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spends every day vetting worthy projects, such as eradicating disease in children from the third world. Gates explained what keeps him stimulated and why he is so excited about the future. Plus, you won’t believe how much he spent on a manuscript he is proud to own.