Originally Posted by 0=
Bill Gates is a genius, that's not a very good example :/
Regardless of his actual intellect, he didn't have any higher education (as the state defines it) when he created Windows (he may have a degree or multiple degrees now, I'm not sure). As for him being an icon of American business, there is no denying it.
And, even if you were to insist that he is a bad example, it does nothing to invalidate the point of the post as a whole.
My argument stands.