The Two Minute Bio: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones is best known as a composer and record producer for legendary musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Celene Dion and Aretha Franklin. Quincy Jones was convinced at an early age to explore music by his teenage friend Ray Charles. He played in various bands through the 50's, began composing for film and … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Quincy Jones

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The Two Minute Bio: Paul Allen

Born in 1953 in Seattle, Washington, Paul Allen met fellow Lakeside School student and computer enthusiast Bill Gates when Allen was 14 and Gates was 12. Less than a decade later, in 1975, college drop-outs Allen and Gates founded Microsoft. Allen resigned after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1983, and today continues to pursue other business, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Paul Allen

The Two Minute Bio: Jack Ma

Jack Ma is one of the world’s greatest living examples of entrepreneurship today. Once a poor lad who survived by guiding tourists, Ma left no stone unturned to rise above his humble condition and achieve success. One of the first steps he took in this regard was to improve his communication skills by learning English. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jack Ma

The Two Minute Bio: Akio Morito

Akio Morita was a businessman best known as the co-founder of Sony. With the desire to do something great and something different he established Sony Corporation in the U.S. He is credited for creating several of the Sony products. Morita was born on 26th January 1921 in Nagoya, Japan. As the oldest sibling he was trained to … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Akio Morito

The Two Minute Bio: David Attenborough

David Attenborough was born in London, England, in 1926. After studying the natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, he began his career as a producer at the BBC, where he launched the successful Zoo Quest series. Attenborough was made controller of BBC Two in 1965 and later its director of programming. During his tenure the station … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: David Attenborough

Life Quotes #28

  In the history of electronic journalism, very few anchors and newscasters have changed the way news was presented - David Brinkley being one amongst those. Having been in the industry for half a century and serving as the newscaster for four decades, Brinkley brought about a major change in the industry with his unique … Continue reading Life Quotes #28

The Two Minute Bio: Mary Kay Ash

Entrepreneur Mary Kay, founder of Mary Kay Inc., built a profitable business from scratch that created new opportunities for women to achieve financial success. After her bad experiences in the traditional workplace, Ash set out to create her own business at the age of 45. She started with an initial investment of $5,000 in 1963. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Mary Kay Ash

The Two Minute Bio: Jack Welch

Jack Welch grew to fame in the business world through his management success and skills during his many years at General Electric. Welch turned the struggling slow moving giant of a company into a dynamic growth company revered by many. During his 20 years of leadership at General Electric (GE) Welch increased the value of … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jack Welch

The Two Minute Bio: Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Netflix, a media rental service, which provides on-demand internet streaming media available to viewers in several countries all over the world. Established in 1997 as a single rental service, the web-based mail-order service is today available in nations across the globe, and a huge share of the … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Reed Hastings