Idea Man

A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2413


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.

Ideas Man

Author: Shed Simove

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407033573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6968


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...

The Scriptural Idea of Man

Author: Mark Hopkins

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429018623

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 4202


""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Forneus Corson: The Idea Man

Author: Heath Stallcup

Publisher: DevilDog Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 8595


Nothing comes easy, and nothing is ever truly free. When Steve Wilson stumbles upon the best kept secret of history's most successful writers, he can't help but take advantage of it. Little did he know, it would come back to haunt him in ways he'd never have dreamt...even in his worst nightmares. With his life turned upside down, his name discredited, his friends persecuted, and the authorities chasing him for something he didn't do, Steve finds himself on the run with nothing but his wits and his best friend by his side. When a man finds himself hitting rock bottom, he thinks there's little else he can do but go up...unless he's facing an evil willing to dig the hole deeper - an evil in the business of pitting men against odds so great, they risk losing their very souls in the attempt to escape....

The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

Author: Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Publisher: Seed of Life Publishing

ISBN: 0615240305

Category: Religion

Page: 700

View: 9953


Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866) was a lifelong resident of Belfast, ME and a clockmaker, by trade. From the late 1840s until the time of his transition, he wrote down his own particular philosophical, psychological and metaphysical views on life, death, health, religion and the mind. His early studies of hypnosis, then called mesmerism, led him later on to develop his unique method of healing for both mental and physical affirmities. Proud of his New England heritage, passionate in his love of liberty and equality for all, outspoken in his admonitions against what he considered aristocracy and priestcraft, empathetic toward the sick and suffering, he recorded his experiences, experiments and case studies of his own life journey's explorations into humanity and spirituality, in order to leave behind, for us, what he found, for himself, to be universally applicable truths, for the benefit of all mankind. For this reason, he wrote this book. (Hardcover Edition) (700 pages)

Emil L. Fackenheim

Philosopher, Theologian, Jew

Author: Sharon Portnoff,James Arthur Diamond,Martin D. Yaffe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004157670

Category: Religion

Page: 339

View: 9222


"Emil L. Fackenheim: Philosopher, Theologian, Jew" is a scholarly tribute to Fackenheim's memory. Fackenheim's combination of erudition and generosity served to inspire a lifetime of philosophical inquiry, and a number of his students are represented in this volume. The volume, in order to provide a forum through which to introduce his thought to a broader audience, covers a wide spectrum of Fackenheim's work including biographical, philosophical, and theological aspects of his thought that have not been addressed adequately in the past. Elie Wiesel, a close personal friend to Fackenheim for over 30 years, has provided the Foreword for the volume.

The Idea of a Christian University in Today's World

Author: Ben C. Fisher

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865543430

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 490


Essays on the proselytizing college by the former executive director of the Education Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Rabindranath Tagore

Literary Concepts

Author: Gaurav Pradhan

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176482790

Category: Philosophy, Indic

Page: 162

View: 5725


This Book Encompasses In Its Scope An Analytical Study Of Tagore`S Literary Concepts Particularly Man, Woman, Love And Beauty.