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

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: 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

Life Quotes #26

For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist—helping people the world over sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. Those who had the privilege of hearing him speak can attest to the elegance and common sense of his material. It is no coincidence, then, that … Continue reading Life Quotes #26

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

Life Quotes #24

Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel. He had served as the chairman and chief executive officer of the company in the past. Dubbed the “most powerful person in sports” by ‘Sports Illustrated’, Knight is neither a sportsman nor the owner of a … Continue reading Life Quotes #24

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

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful. https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen

Reporting Crisis Via Texting

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.   https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisis_via_texting