” My goal was to be at the point – no older than 40 – where I would have enough resources to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people. “


” I wanted to be a writer, to write these stories that would make people see the world in a different way. But I ended up going to business school because I thought I could ultimately get to where I wanted to go faster that way. “


” As a teenager I read a lot of books. Books with lots of scary trends, things like nuclear weapons and overpopulation and global diseases, and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to write stories that showed people these problems and that we could do something about them. “


” When I started Participant, I felt that the movie business was ripe for a company that dealt with big issues in a systemic way. I was a little surprised that nobody had done it before. But to most people, entertainment is escapism. “


” My goal was to leverage the power of movies and the reach they have and include important messages. Of course, they still have to be entertaining so that people will watch them, but I wanted to make sure there was a message, a takeaway. “


” If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there’s an opportunity for something good to happen. “


” If you believe that people are basically good, and you remove obstacles, then they’ll do the right thing by each other. “



All 7 Jeffrey Skoll Quotes about People in picture


My goal was to be at the point - no older than 40 - where I would have enough resources to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people.
I wanted to be a writer, to write these stories that would make people see the world in a different way. But I ended up going to business school because I thought I could ultimately get to where I wanted to go faster that way.


As a teenager I read a lot of books. Books with lots of scary trends, things like nuclear weapons and overpopulation and global diseases, and I thought,
When I started Participant, I felt that the movie business was ripe for a company that dealt with big issues in a systemic way. I was a little surprised that nobody had done it before. But to most people, entertainment is escapism.
My goal was to leverage the power of movies and the reach they have and include important messages. Of course, they still have to be entertaining so that people will watch them, but I wanted to make sure there was a message, a takeaway.
If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there
If you believe that people are basically good, and you remove obstacles, then they
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