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Happy Birthday Donald Katz: The Entrepreneur Who Made Fortunes from Audio Books

Donald R Katz
Next time when you put on your headphones and listen to your favourite book, don't forget to remember Donald Katz.Decorated with many distinguishable awards for his book writing, Donald R Katz is the founder of Audible (NASDAQ: ABBL). This company has attracted the attention of several Silicon Valley honchos including Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. The effect of listening lights up the emotive...

Happy Birthday Vinod Khosla: The Indian Tech Mogul

Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla is an IIT graduate, an Indian American engineer, a businessman and a venture capitalist. He is the most influential venture capitalist in America, assisting and investing in various companies ranging from video games, multimedia to internet software. Born to an Indian Army officer, Vinod Khosla got fascinated with technology at an early age. In his teenage, he had once read about the...

Happy Birthday Akio Morita: The Entrepreneur Who Made Us Enjoy Music On the Go !

Akio Morita
The co-founder of behemothic Sony Corp (TYO: 6758), Akio Morita can be regarded as a flamboyant and aggressive man. Modesty doesn’t come easily to him as, he was the first man in Japan to flaunt his helicopters and business jets and without any reservations, criticised the things that he disliked. His pompous lifestyle, however, did not stop him from pursuing his favourite sports which...

Happy B’day Chad Hurley: The Co-Founder Of The World’s Largest Video Library

Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley never cared about success, he mended his ideas and tried to garner the fruits from those. But not every time his ideas were successful. His Men's clothing range- Hlaska and investment in Formula 1 team proved to be his biggest mistakes after the success of YouTube. Rather taking the safe side Chad decided to mend his ideas, and...

Happy Birthday David Rosen: The Man Who Made Our Childhood Fun-Filled

David Rosen
Americans are gifted with entrepreneur's brains! David Rosen, a former soldier stationed in Japan saw the increasing market potential and started various ventures from instant photography to exporting the arts. Fore-sighting the ever-increasing demand for amusement products, he co-founded the video game company SEGA in 1965, whose products proved to be the milestones for the gaming industry. In 1996, David Rosen...

Happy Birthday James Watt: The Forefather Of Industrial Revolution

James Watt
A scientist, an inventor and a visionary, James Watt never lost hope in his ventures in spite of hostile financial, time and design constraints. His fascination with the steam proved to be the building blocks of modern industries and transport. He coined the idea of housing a separate condenser connected with the engine that saved the precious Latent heat...

Happy B’Day Ray Dolby: The Man Who Engineered Mankind’s Entertainment Desires

Ray Dolby
Distinguishing the sounds of various musical instruments or experiencing a war scene was not magical until the foundation of Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) in 1965. The Dolby logo at the conclusion of the Movies’ credits, or on the top-notch speakers and gadgets is itself the symbol of the Ray Dolby’s legacy. Mainly, though, I was fascinated by the technology of music; how...

Happy B’Day Benjamin Franklin: The Father of Electricity

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is unquestionably the 'First American' because of his ideas, inventions, social work and the undying spirit of learning. The man who never received any formal education but ironically his wise words are still the milestones on the sands of time. He was obsessed with reading and gaining knowledge since childhood and had mastery over 5 foreign languages. An investment...

Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking: The God of The Universe

stephen hawking
All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist. The genius Stephen William Hawking is impressively...

Happy Birthday King Camp Gillette: The Inventor Who Eased The Way We Shave

King Camp Gillette founder of Gillette
I dared where the wise one's feared to tread A man who had no background in manufacturing or metallurgy but possessed the cutting-edge idea that proved to be the milestone in men’s grooming industry. There was a famous Russian proverb, ‘It is easier to bear a child every year than to shave every day’. The preliminary razor consisted of an unprotected and...

Happy B’Day Gordon Moore: One Of The Founding Fathers Of Silicon Valley

Gordon Moore
Innovation is the only thing that will keep the company vital. If we stop innovating, it won't be long before we become the equivalent of the buggy whip industry Gordon Earle Moore co-founded the paramount Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) with Robert Noyce in July 1968, which is worth $254.8 billion, today. He pioneered the technological chronology and developed the ‘Moore’s Law’- it states...

Happy Birthday Kevin Systrom: The Born Entrepreneur With Midas Touch

Kevin Systrom Instagram Cofounder
Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far. Over a decade ago, a term called ‘photo addiction’ never existed. The era of smartphones with better camera opened the gates for this new idea. Seizing the opportunity of the new found market Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom launched Instagram on October 6, 2010. Within hours...

Happy Birthday Alan Mamedi: The Undisputed King Of Mobile Phone Numbers

alan mamedi
As the world is heading towards 10 billion mobile phone subscribers, spam calls are on the rise. With sophisticated technology in place and easily accessible database, it is soaring further. It is, therefore, important to have an account of all the numbers in use, of course, it may be exaggerating to get hold of all the numbers at regular...

Happy Birthday Ma Huateng: The Man Who Owns Facebook, WhatsApp Of China

Ma Huateng
The winning horse of the Chinese internet market and one among the Chinese billionaires, though not started anything unique and innovative but executed them in China like ever before. Ma Huateng nicknamed as Pony Ma established a local internet empire Tencent Holdings Ltd., (HKG:0700) offering instant messaging services, gaming, eCommerce, and lot more. In less than two decades, Pony Ma turned...

Happy Birthday Peter Thiel: And For The “New Currency” PayPal !

Peter Thiel
Being recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader is not easy. And neither was it building the 'new currency' as admitted by Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal. Managing funds right from $700 million as president of Clarium to $2 billion as a managing partner of FoundersFund, Peter's adrenaline has always come from informal innovation focused startups and mentoring...

Happy Birthday Jack Ma: An Unbeaten Optimist Crazy Jack of Alibaba Group

Jack Ma
An optimist finds an opportunity in every failure. Flip-flops are an integral part of life. But, few men stand out of crowd to extract the optimum from the foreseen opportunity. After ten times rejection from the Harvard University, he never gave up. Though he did not enter the Harvard; his accomplishments brought him a Doctorate from Hong Kong University...

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