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: 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

The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg

American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in transforming the Walt Disney Company into a multibillion-dollar empire and who, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and music mogul David Geffen, founded the film studio DreamWorks SKG. The CEO of Dreamworks Animation  Jeffrey Katzenberg, is famous for animated hits like “The Lion King” and “Shrek. Katzenberg, Spielberg, and Geffen founded DreamWorks. With their new entertainment … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg

The Two Minute Bio: Pete Cashmore

Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable, the leading source of news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Pete founded Mashable in 2005 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland when he was 19. His passion for sharing how web tools and social networks were transforming human interactions and reshaping cultures drove him to create Mashable. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Pete Cashmore

The Two Minute Bio: Larry Page

Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist Larry Page teamed up with grad school buddy Sergey Brin to launch the search engine Google in 1998. Born in Michigan in 1973, Larry Page's parents were both computer experts, so it was no surprise that he studied computer engineering at Stanford University. That's where he met Sergey Brin. Together, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Larry Page

The Two Minute Bio: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is an American clothing designer best known for his sportswear line Polo Ralph Lauren, the centerpiece of his fashion empire. conic designer Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in New York City on October 14, 1939. Lauren worked in retail at Brooks Brothers before developing a line of neckties. The brand he established, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Ralph Lauren

The Two Minute Bio: Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Martin Luther King Jr.

The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Gabriele Marcino Everyone has dreams and aspirations. What one does to pursue that dream and how much strength of character is needed is examined in The Pursuit Of Happyness. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a salesman trying to sell bone density scanners to no avail, he has a young son Christopher (Jaden … Continue reading The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”