16 09, 2012

John Singleton, Advertising entrepreneur


John Desmond Singleton AM (born 9 November 1941) is an Australian entrepreneur. He built his success and wealth in the advertising business in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s. He now has diverse investment interests in radio broadcasting, publishing and thoroughbred breeding and racing.

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16 09, 2012

Walt Disney, Entertainment entrepreneur


“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”   Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production [...]

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16 09, 2012

Bill Gates, Software entrepreneur


“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” Entrepreneur Bill Gates, born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, began to show an interest in computer programming at the age of 13. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy, and aggressive competitive tactics, he and his partner Paul Allen built the [...]

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16 09, 2012

Michael Dell, Computer retailer


Michael Dell, born February 23, 1965, in Houston, Texas, showed an early interest in technology and gadgets. At the age of 15, he purchased an early Apple computer in order to take it apart to see how it worked. In college, he started building computers and selling them directly to people, focusing on strong customer [...]

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16 09, 2012

David Ogilvy, Marketing entrepreneur


After an Oxford education, David Ogilvy spent a year in the U.S. learning American advertising techniques. In 1948, with Anderson Hewitt, he formed Hewitt, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather, which became one of the world's largest advertising firms. He is noted for reminding his colleagues that “the consumer is not a moron” and for the creativity [...]

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16 09, 2012

Steve Jobs, Computer entrepreneur


“With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.” Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Stephen Wozniak in the Jobs's family garage. Apple's revolutionary [...]

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16 09, 2012

Benjamin Franklin, Investor and civil leader


'”Be civil to all, social with many, and familiar with few.” Ben Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Franklin worked his way up in the printing business before settling into the gentleman lifestyle, which allowed him the opportunity to pursues his interest in public service. In addition to being an inventor, [...]

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16 09, 2012

Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, American inventor


Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His education was largely received through numerous experiments in sound and the furthering of his father’s work on Visible Speech for the deaf. Bell worked with Thomas Watson on the design and patent of the first practical telephone. In all, Bell held 18 [...]

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16 09, 2012

Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison (b. Feb. 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio; died October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey) is the quintessential American inventor. Before he died, he gave us the phonograph, the transmitter for the telephone speaker, an [...]

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