The Two Minute Bio: Robert Wood Johnson

Robert Wood Johnson, (born Feb. 15, 1845, Carbondale, Pa., U.S.—died Feb. 7, 1910, New Brunswick, N.J.), American manufacturer who helped further the cause of modern surgery by developing antiseptic bandages and dressings. Johnson began his career as an apprentice in a pharmacy and went on to become a retail pharmacist and then a drug broker in New York … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Robert Wood Johnson

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The Two Minute Bio: Cecilia Robinson

Those who know Cecilia call her 'superwoman'. As founder and creator of not one (but two) of New Zealand's most successful startups My Food Bag and Au Pair Link - Cecilia is one of NZ's most successful young female entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur with sass, Cecilia has won more awards than you can shake a stick at (Supreme Winner 2017 Women of Influence Awards, Next … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Cecilia Robinson

The Two Minute Bio: Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick, (born August 6, 1976, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American entrepreneur who was cofounding CEO (2009–17) of the ride-hailing app company Uber, which provided transportation by enabling users to page freelance drivers of privately owned vehicles via smartphones. Kalanick grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles. He was interested in computers from a young age and had learned to write … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Travis Kalanick

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

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