Idea Man

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141969385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigour - combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. The book features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

SUMMARY - Idea Man: A Memoir By The Cofounder Of Microsoft By Paul Allen

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you'll discover what were the highlights of the life of Paul Allen, Microsoft's co-founder with Bill Gates. You will also discover : that Paul Allen met Bill Gates in high school; that he grew up in a residential suburb of one of America's largest cities; that his mother was a schoolteacher before becoming a housewife; that Microsoft is a compound of "microprocessors" and "software"; that he is the founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science; that he has recovered from a very serious illness. "Idea Man": the man with ideas. It took Paul Allen to found Microsoft with Bill Gates, because both men turned an idea into a company and then into an industry. This idea is that of creating the software that makes laptops work, the "software", as opposed to the "hardware" - that is, the machine itself, the computer with its screen, its central unit... A gigantic advance in the computer industry. But the book, far from focusing solely on Microsoft and computing, explores the most intimate corners of Paul Allen's life, and in particular his relationship to time, money, others, and so on. A walk through an extraordinary life, guided by the master of the house, who speaks well of what he knows well. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Idea Man

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Portfolio (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9781591843825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

View: 2034

The Microsoft co-founder shares the story of his life while revealing the lessons he has learned throughout his influential career, covering topics that range from his partnership with Bill Gates and his ambitions for private space travel to his world-changing initiatives and his battle against lymphoma. 80,000 first printing.

Economic Controversies

Author: Murray N. Rothbard

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610165233

Category: Economic policy

Page: 997

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The Idea Man

Author: Josh Green,Krystal Tavares

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982253519

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4504

The fantastical adventures that we all suspected were out there somewhere in the wide world, sometimes even very close to home, come to life on the pages of Josh Green's first work of fiction. Meet Larry Plum, his best friend Boy, Chef Walter Bigfoot, Zeus Harrison, Wolfgang Bug, and an eccentric cast of characters that defy experiences in the normal world as we have come to know them. And if you want to know the secret of life, this is the novel for you!"In this age of crushing conformity and slippery values, Josh Green's surprising and refreshing Larry Plum delivers us all, young and old, a wonderful and unique reminder of eternal life lessons and of the sheer power of the fully freed and creative mind."-Ed Case, U.S. Congressman (D-HI)"The Idea Man is a fun, fun read. Plum and Boy are a couple of endearing characters that you will wish you knew. Like all good books, I didn't want it to end."-Patricia Wood, author of Lottery"Like the best people I know, these characters are full of life and imagination, fully welcome in the lives of my children."Robert Barclay, author of Melal: A Novel of the Pacific and Hawai'i Smiles

Evolution of Idea

Author: Oren Byron Taft

Publisher: N.A


Category: Idealism

Page: 152

View: 9841