Idea Man

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476451

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 rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this classic memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also 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

ISBN: N.A

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!

Ideas Man

Author: Shed Simove

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407033573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Learn secrets for success and how to unlock your creativity with a book that contains tips on how to achieve anything you desire, and charts the extraordinary and hilarious real-life adventures of Britain's most inspirational IDEAS MAN. Sheridan 'Shed' Simove is a modern day creative genius. He lives and breathes ideas. Every day of his life dozens of new ideas spring from his astonishingly active mind. The ideas can relate to pretty much anything - TV shows, ranges of sweets, executive toys, greeting cards, money-making schemes - the list is endless. And if an idea hasn't been done before, then Shed is sure to attempt it... IDEAS MAN is the true story of this visionary maverick's amazing adventures. At breakneck speed, Shed describes how dozens of his ideas came to be, how they succeed or sometimes disastrously fail. Some of Shed's ideas include: a range of adult sweets called 'Clitoris Allsorts', a groundbreaking documentary that involved him going undercover as a 16-year-old schoolboy (when he was 30) and the launch of his own currency - the 'EGO'. IDEAS MAN is a unique book written by a completely extraordinary character. A hilarious and inspirational real-life tale of eccentricity and enthusiasm, it's perfect for anyone who's ever had a dream and wondered how to make it come true. Shed is living proof that you really can make it happen...

Men, Ideas, and Politics

Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422131602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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The Political Issues Impacting Our global economy have changed drastically over the last few decades, but some things have not changed---the relationship between business and politics remains a potent driver of world events. --

A Hundred Thousand Worlds

Author: Bob Proehl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562222

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3904


“A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints "Proehl creates worlds within worlds within worlds, all of them full of surprise and wonder." —Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way. As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twentysomething illustrator to a brilliant corporate comics writer stuggling with her industry's old-school ways to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined. A knowing and affectionate portrait of the geeky pleasures of fandom, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is also a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son—and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.

The Innovators

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476708703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that cr eated our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"--

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy II

Author: John Peter Anton,George L. Kustas,Anthony Preus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873956239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 541

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Papers presented to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy since its beginnings in the 1950's.

History and the Idea of Progress

Author: Arthur M. Melzer,M. Richard Zinman,Jerry Weinberger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501744674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The publication of Francis Fukuyama's article, "The End of History?" prompted a wave of public debates about democracy, progress, and the idea of history. In this book, twelve distinguished cultural commentators offer a brilliant array of responses to those debates. Fukuyama's controversial essay had considered whether Western-style democracy might be the endpoint of an inevitable historical development. For the present volume, the chapters—none of which has appeared elsewhere—include both a keynote chapter by Fukuyama and a series of spirited alternatives to his position. Additional essays examine the historical and philosophical origins of the idea of history that lies behind today's perspectives on progress and politics.

Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Metaphysics 1

Author: E.W. Dooley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780933630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Alexander of Aphrodisias was the greatest exponent of Aristotelianism after Aristotle, and his commentary on Metaphysics 1-5 is the most substantial commentary on the Metaphysics to have survived from antiquity. The commentary on book 1 has the further interest that over half of it is devoted to Aristotle's discussion of Plato. Aristotle's battery of objectives to the theory of Ideas is spelled out with fragmentary quotations and paraphrases from four of Aristotle's lost works, and we are given an extended account of Plato's 'unwritten doctrines' according to which the Ideas are numbers, namely the One and Indefinite Dyad. The deliberations for and against the theory of Ideas recorded by Alexander are more detailed than anything in Plato's dialogues and tell us more than any other source how they were conceived in Plato's most developed theory.

Economic Controversies

Author: Murray N. Rothbard

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610165233

Category: Economic policy

Page: 997

View: 1336