The Incredible Ups and Downs of Steve Jobs: Biography

The Incredible Ups and Downs of Steve Jobs: Biography

In high school, a student interested in taking
apart and rebuilding machines approached the CEO of Hewlett-Packard and asked for some
parts to help him complete a class project. Duly impressed, the CEO made arrangements
for the student to get the parts. And years later, he was probably thrilled
to be able to say he took the time to do so. The confident, driven student who asked for
the parts was Steve Jobs, a man who would go on to become the CEO of Apple Computers
and a pre-eminent figure in the tech industry… Early Life Steve Jobs was born to two unmarried graduate
students in 1955 (curiously, just 9 months before Microsoft founder Bill Gates). His parents gave him up for adoption, and
Jobs was 30 years old and well in the midst of tech stardom before he learned about his
birth parents, the Simpsons. Growing up, the only family he knew was his
adoptive parents, a couple from Mountain View, California who fostered his interest in taking
apart and rebuilding machines. His father, Paul Jobs, was a machinist who
taught Jobs about electronics from an early age. Working in the family garage, the two spent
hours tinkering on projects. During these work sessions in the garage,
Jobs’ father taught him a lesson that has made its way into Apple products of all shapes
and sizes. Jobs later described this, saying, “When
you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece
of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going
to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic,
the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” Though Jobs showed an early interest in mechanics
and design, he did not show early promise in school. His mother had taught him to read as a toddler,
but he was bored in school and often goofed off, a habit that frustrated one teacher to
the point of bribing him to behave. This teacher saw potential in a young Jobs,
and Jobs later credited Mrs. Hill with being one of the “saints” of his life. Jobs so excelled in that fourth grade class
with Mrs. Hill that he skipped over the fifth grade entirely and headed straight for middle
school. This jump ahead was tough for him initially:
he was bullied and became a bit of a loner. Indeed, he disliked middle school so much
that he told his parents that if he couldn’t switch schools he would just stop going to
school altogether. To keep Jobs in school, the family moved from
Mountain View to Los Altos, and Jobs settled into the Cupertino School District. It was here, that he met and befriended Bill
Fernandez, another student interested in electronics. Fernandez later played a critical role in
the creation of Apple computers when he introduced Jobs to his neighbor – another electronics
aficionado, and someone you might have heard of… His neighbour was Steve Wozniak (more on him
in a minute). Early Work By the time he entered high school, Jobs was
already working at Hewlett-Packard, where a cold call to the CEO had earned him a job
offer. But while he was in high school his interests
began to diversify quite a bit. Jobs discovered a love for the classics and
for literature in general – Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare were particular favorites. During his senior year, Jobs was so excelling
in English that he was able to take classes at Stanford. When it came time to attend college, though,
Jobs opted to attend Reed State in Oregon. But, well, that didn’t last long. After only one semester, Jobs’ previous
aversion to formal education reared its head and he dropped out. He continued dropping in on classes that interested
him, though he wasn’t earning credits and wasn’t paying for anything. Interestingly, one of those drop-in classes
greatly affected his future. Something that he explained in his famous
2005 Stanford commencement address (something, by the way, that is well worth watching). “If I had never dropped in on that single
calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally
spaced fonts.” Career Beginning Despite being a college dropout, Jobs was
able to secure a job with Atari computers in 1974. He worked as a tech, assisting the engineers
who were doing the heavy duty coding work. Jobs didn’t have a lot of money at this
time, and he was trying to scrape funds together to travel to India to study Eastern religion
– his interests in things outside technology had stuck around. The head of Atari, Neil Bushnell, years later
said he thought Jobs was saving money by actually living in the office… “I’m not sure about this but I actually
think Steve was living there, so people used to complain that he didn’t smell that well… I’d come in on the weekend and he’d be there,
I’d come in late at night and he’d be there.” The time at Atari also marked a key point
in the friendship between Jobs and his old friend Steve Wozniak. Jobs was assigned to design a circuit board
for the video game Breakout, and he approached Wozniak to help because Atari was offering
a bonus if it could be designed using fewer chips. Jobs also needed the project completed in
only four days. What Jobs didn’t tell Wozniak was that Atari
had offered Jobs a large bonus for using fewer chips – a bonus Jobs received and kept for
himself even though Wozniak did the majority of the work. When Wozniak found out about the lie ten years
later, he is reported to have cried. But Wozniak didn’t know of Jobs’ deceit
at the time, and the two continued experimenting with technology together. But, their tinkering was put on hold for seven
months, though, when Job’s alleged living in the office had saved him enough money to
travel to India. He went to India in search of spiritual enlightenment,
something that was rather in fashion in the 60s and 70s. He did this trip on an incredibly tight budget
– he slept on the street, sweated on crowded buses, and ate the bare minimum… He also must have eaten some pretty sketchy
food, reportedly getting dysentery and losing forty pounds. During this time he was also meditating and
learning about Zen Buddhism. He wanted to go to Tibet, but after his travelers’
checks were stolen he decided to head home to the U.S. Back home, he continued his practice of meditation,
as well as another habit he’d picked up… his use of psychedelic drugs. Jobs was a big fan of LSD, a drug he started
using in college and would credit with expanding his creativity and vision of the world: “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one
of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side
to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating
great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and
of human consciousness as much as I could.” The Beginning of Apple Back in the United States, Jobs had no money
and lived in his parents’ toolshed that he had converted to a bedroom. But he and Wozniak continued to work on computers,
with Jobs convincing Wozniak that at least one of Wozniak’s early products was sellable. Wozniak had built a product, known as a ‘blue
box’ that could mimic the tones of a telephone system and essentially trick a phone into
making a free long distance call for the user. With technology today we don’t think twice
about calling someone on the other side of the planet, but In the 1970s this was a big
deal. Now, as you might have guessed, these blue
boxes were totally illegal, but they still sold well. Yep, Steve Job’s first business… Selling illegal devices to make long distance
phone calls for free! Now, the next brainchild that Wozniak had
was much more legitimate… It was a product that would become the Apple
I. In 1976, Jobs suggested selling it, and he
and Wozniak officially started Apple Computers. The company was first run out Jobs’ parents’
garage, and most of their customers were hobbyists. But enough computer hobbyists were laying
out money for the Apple I that Jobs and Wozniak had cash in their pockets. Jobs began searching for investors, and Wozniak
kept designing. In 1977, just a year after the company launched,
they put out another version of their computer, the Apple II. This time, it had color graphics and was much
more user-friendly allowing for it to be used outside of just the hobbiest market. They sold $3 million of the Apple II in their
first year alone, but this figure was about to become dwarfed… Two years later, they had sold $200 millionworth,
but again, this seemingly huge number was about to be dwarfed again… In 1980, only four years after their launch,
Jobs and Wozniak went public. By the end of Apple’s first day of public
trading the company was worth an astounding $1.2 BILLION. Steve Jobs was only twenty-five years old. Family During the nascent years of Apple, Jobs was
dealing with much personal turmoil. His longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend
Chrisann Brennan had moved in with him, and she got pregnant. Jobs was, by all accounts, not thrilled about
this news. He later told Brennan: “I never wanted to
ask that you get an abortion. I just didn’t want to do that.” Brennan had been offered a job at Apple, but
given Jobs’ reaction to her pregnancy she did not want to take it. She left him and their house, and began working
as a cleaner. Despite asking for support from Jobs, he did
not provide any support for his child until a paternity confirmed that he was the father. Even then, despite his company being worth
over a billion dollars, he was only required to provide $500 a month in child support. Despite these early problems, Lisa and Jobs
later reconciled, and Lisa even lived with Jobs during her high school years. She then attended Harvard, and today works
as a writer in New York City. Though it took him years to admit to it, Jobs
named one of Apple’s early products after his daughter. But the LISA computer was not as successful
as the Apple II had been. This failure was followed by another – the
Apple III, which again failed to live up to expectations (and not just Job’s expectations,
but everyones). Getting Sent to “Siberia” Despite Apple being Job’s company, the fact
that is was public, meant that the Apple board had the power to oust him as CEO. And in 1983, they did just that. They didn’t fire him though, they just sent
him to “Siberia” (not literally of course, but he referred to the office he was put in
as Siberia, illustrating well the fact that he was in some sort of exile.) Most Apple employees were probably pleased
to see him go…. He was notoriously difficult to deal with,
and a former Apple employee described Jobs’ attitude toward work as “management by character
assassination.” By 1985, he was tired of hanging out in Siberia
and decided to leave the company he had founded and start a brand new one. “What had been the focus of my entire adult
life was gone, and it was devastating,” Jobs said of this experience. “I even thought about running away from the
valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me-I
still loved what I did. And so I decided to start over.” He started “Next Computer Company,” which
brought its first product to market in 1988. That computer, though, it had a price of $10,000,
a price way higher than most consumer were willing to pay. Needless to say, it didn’t sell well. It wasn’t a good start for Job’s fledging
company and so he decided to shift the company to building software. Pixar But Jobs’ focus was drawn elsewhere… somewhere
rather unusual – the movies. In 1986, he bought Pixar from George Lucas. As part of his dream for this company, Jobs
wanted to be responsible for the first movie done entirely with computer-animation. It took four years, but he eventually achieved
that dream. That movie was Toy Story. It was released in November 1995 it became
a favorite film for kids and adults, and to this day maintains a perfect 100% score on
Rotten Tomatoes.. A year after the release of Toy Story, there
was even better news… Jobs took Pixar public and in something of
a deja vu situation, his shares were worth one BILLION dollars after the first day of
trading. This first day of trading was the first in
a string of good days for Jobs. Shortly after Pixar went public, Apple put
out the welcome mat for Steve Jobs to return. When he returned in 1997 the company was operating
at a loss, and they needed Jobs’ vision and drive back at the helm. Apple also announced that they would buy the
struggling Next Computer Company – turning a previous failure of Jobs into a success… Return to Apple Jobs triumphantly returned to the company
that he founded. The company wanted him to bring Apple to the
forefront of the personal computer market. Within months of his return, Jobs was named
CEO. He paid himself a salary of only one dollar
a year, and in exchange brought both business acumen and creative design ideas to the company
He negotiated a financial deal with Microsoft that brought Apple cash flow it needed to
stay afloat, while helping Microsoft avoid the perception that they were a monopoly. Then, he envisioned the big idea that helped
bring Apple back to profitability in its own right – the iMac. It was in 1998 that Apple released the brightly
colored, egg-shaped desktop computer called the iMac. The iMac is even still made today… although
it looks rather different today! From the iMac forward, Apple and Jobs just
couldn’t miss. They revolutionized the way people listen
to music in 2001 with the iPod, and then the way they communicated in 2007 with the iPhone,
and then were pioneers in the tablet market with the 2010 release of the iPad. Jobs once said of Apple, “We started out to
get a computer in the hands of everyday people, and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.” Today, it’s nearly impossible to walk down
the street without seeing someone with an Apple-made device in their hands. Through these years of professional success,
Jobs had still found the time to focus on his family. In 1986 his adoptive mother was diagnosed
with lung cancer, and this, for the first time, prompted Jobs’ interest in his biological
parents. When his adoptive mother passed away, Jobs
spoke to his father about contacting his birth parents, whose names he had on documents from
his parents. Jobs met both his birth mother, Joanna Scheible,
and his biological sister, Mona Simpson, shortly after his adoptive mother died. Scheible and Jobs’ birth father had divorced
in 1962 when the Syrian migrant opted to return to Syria after earning his PhD. When Jobs was introduced to Mona, she was
still searching for their father. Jobs joined her in the search, and what they
found out was surprising. Their father was not in Syria working in academia… Rather, their father was living in California
and running a restaurant. Incredibly, Jobs said he had met the man Mona
identified as their father, he had shaken his hand, had eaten in his restaurant… but
never knew he was his father. Jobs had no interest in getting to know his
father as he had gotten to know his mother and Mona, though, explaining his decision
by saying, “I learned a little bit about him and I didn’t like what I learned.” While getting to know his birth family, Jobs
also decided to start a family of his own. In 1989, Jobs gave a lecture at Stanford Business
School and he was riveted by a woman in the front row. “She was right there in the front row in the
lecture hall, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of her … kept losing my train of thought,
and started feeling a little giddy,” this is how he described feeling when he first
saw Laurene Powell. Laurene Powell was an MBA student at Stanford,
and Jobs struck up a conversation with her after the lecture. He invited her out to dinner that night, and
the two began a romantic relationship. A Zen Buddhist monk presided over their wedding
ceremony at Yosemite National Park in 1991, and over the next seven years the couple had
three children. They remained married until Jobs’ death
in 2011. Sickness Amidst all of the successes of the early years
of the 21st Century, Jobs was not free from worry. And neither was Apple Computers. In 2003, Jobs received the news all of us
dread – he had cancer. His doctors had found a cancerous tumor in
his pancreas, and though operable it was a rare form of cancer… Jobs refused to listen to his doctors and
have an operation right away, though. Instead he opted to explore other options,
namely veganism and acupuncture. In 2004, with these alternative methods not
improving his condition, Jobs opted to have the tumor surgically removed. Several cancer specialists have since said
that period of waiting may have cost Jobs years of his life. In 2005, Jobs gave a commencement address
at Stanford University that frankly and poignantly discussed his thoughts on life and death now
that he had to confront the matter head-on. The fifteen minute speech reflected on three
moments in his life that helped get him to where he was, and in telling those stories
he imparted a message to the graduates – and to the world – to do what you love, remember
you are going to die, and have trust in your inner voice. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the
most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-all external expectations,
all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death,
leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the
best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,”
he said. He closed the speech with simple words from
the 1970s counter-cultural magazine The Whole Earth Catalog: “Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.” The commencement address struck a chord around
the world. It has been viewed over 27 million times on
YouTube and serves as an inspiration, and a stark reminder of our limited time on Earth. It is a speech that truly every human can
relate to, given by a man whose mind and drive were far more extraordinary than most humans… Death Jobs continued to work at Apple following
the surgery, but in 2008 people began asking questions about his health as his appearance
began to show his illness. He was gaunt, graying, and just didn’t seem
healthy. The company continued to explain this away… After questions were raised at one tech event
Apple attributed his appearance to a simple bug and said he was taking antibiotics. Shareholders continued to worry, and in 2009
the truth came out – Jobs was suffering from ill health and ended up having a liver transplant. Tim Cook, Apple’s head of Worldwide Sales,
filled in as CEO while Jobs was recovering from the procedure. Jobs managed to return to his post and continued
to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Apple with his prognosis being described
as “excellent”. But it was not to be. Only a year and a half after returning to
the helm of Apple Jobs had to step down as CEO. In providing his reasons to the company’s
board, he stated: “”I have always said if there ever came
a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be
the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Though he stepped down as CEO and handed Tim
Cook the reins of his company, Jobs did serve as Chairman of the Apple Board. Sadly, it was for only six weeks that he would
work for Apple in this capacity. On October 4, 2011, Jobs lost consciousness. He stayed at home, surrounded by his family,
and died of complications from his pancreatic cancer on October 5th. He was only 56 years old. The world greeted the death of this technology
icon with shock and grief. California’s Governor issued a proclamation
for a Steve Jobs Day to be celebrated, and the companies with which he was associated
all issued statements about the life, creativity, and innovation of their founder and partner. His family held a private funeral, the details
of which are still unknown. In 56 years of life and 30 years in the tech
industry, Steve Jobs was at the helm of guiding the world into the future. He was certainly a difficult man to deal with,
but he was an innovator, a businessman, and a visionary whose ideas shaped the world we
live in today.

100 thoughts on “The Incredible Ups and Downs of Steve Jobs: Biography

  1. I have the same type if cancer that Jobs died from. He could have lived alot longer. He lived as long as he did on will, alone.

  2. I never have/will understand WHY people piss away hundreds of dollars on tech that's ALREADY OBSOLETE by up to TWO YEARS shipped at your footsteps!

  3. Simon, Thank-You for this VERY INTERESTING Bio. of Steve Jobs!!!! You failed to mention Mr. Jobs last words as he passed into eternity, which were – "Oh WOW, Oh WOW"!!!!

  4. One thing that kind of baffles me to this day is why not just get the stupid pancreas removed I mean humans can live without it I mean sure you would then have diabetes for life and have to take insulin shots but that's better than dying of cancer.

  5. I like these clever looks into the lives of interesting people.  I would have loathed Steve Jobs.  Manipulative almost to sociopath.  The amount of digging to get material to put these together must be staggering.  They are very well done though.  For a while I thought they were only doing male biographies.  I found some later of female biographic.

  6. 💓💓Great content. I was like run Paul, steve jobs's father . Hold on this can't be. Lmao 😂😂😂😂

  7. One small missing detail: Wozniak didn't invent the blue box. John T. Draper ("Capt'n Crunch") did, with the help of Joybubbles (born as Josef Engressia). This is important, because Wozniak didn't have any permission from Draper or Joybubbles to mass-produce the device and sell it. Also: Draper actually went to jail for his phone-hacking endeavours, while Wozniak and Jobs got away scot-free.

    As far as I know, Wozniak and Jobs never publicly apologized to or compensated Draper.

  8. 1. Apple III and Lisa were around the wrong way. Both in the same market, but the Apple III was a much simpler machine released in 1980. The Apple III was the first design at Apple that the marketing department really stepped in. The development time frame for it lead to trying to fit too much into too small of a place as quickly as possible. This lead to 100% hardware failure in the early Apple III's. (In actuality, the shell needed to be build early due to the shells being aluminium cast as a Steve Jobs wanted to not have any fans in the design…). It didn't help that by the time the Apple III was in a good state, the IBM PC, a 16 bit, more capable machine had been released and industries had standardized on it.

    The Apple Lisa was first released in 1983, and it was originally to be a replacement for the Apple II, but soon grew rapidly due to feature creep to a 10k USD computer. Part of this was due to the insistance on the revolutionary GUI computer. Steve jobs would ultimately be forced out of that machine's development in 1982, to go and work on a new computer, the Apple Macintosh.

    2. Steve Jobs wasn't ever CEO in the company during the early years. The original CEO, Michael Scott, was CEO from 1977 until 1981 when his poor choices in firing half the team working on the most profitable produce (the Apple II) lead to Mike Markkula becoming CEO till 1983, when Mike retired and John Sculley became CEO. Mike being the early angel investor in Apple. Steve was progressively given less and less power within the company, and according to the stories, for good reason. Steve wanted to funnel the money into the Mac, which was struggling (85% of the companies earnings in early 1985 were the Apple II). Also, every aspect that Steve had worked on or promoted had caused major issues and cost overruns.

    According to many people's stories, Sculley was ultimately tasked by the board of the company to keep Steve Jobs contained and they wanted to stick him in "new product development" and out of the Macintosh division, essentially removing any power from Jobs. Jobs tried to perform a coup and remove Sculley. It didn't work, and Jobs ultimately left the company.

    3. Apple's management from when Steve Jobs left caused issues. They pretty much never developed the classic Mac OS that much and while trying to replace it, failed a lot. Tailgent, Copland, Gerswand, ect had left Apple without a stable os to build off, and had waited too long and milked Classic Mac too much, while Microsoft had developed Windows into a stable and useful OS with better features, and had a second series, the NT series, in the works that would go on to power the basis for the OS I am using now (Windows 10). So it's no surprise that Apple was taking to Sun Microsystems and NextStep about merging, specifically because they needed the next OS. Ultimately, Steve Jobs would gain control of the company through this merger, but Rhapsody, the porting of OpenStep to Mac Architecture was one of the main reasons behind the acquisition of NextStep. Oh, wait, Rhapsody was ultimately developed out into OSX.

    Steve Jobs actually only came in as a adviser, but ultimately was named interim CEO when the then CEO was fired.

  9. He iddn't lern about Zen Buddhism in India. That is strictly in Japan. Why do you make so many simple mistakes in all your videos?

  10. Steve Jobs was a thieving hack that stole everything he had. Selling sub-standard hardware at inflated prices with every product.

  11. I am really liking these videos but your wrong picture of the person you are discussing mistakes are going to lose you credibility. maybe slow down a bit. You're very informative, but I would hate to stop believing what you say.

  12. What Jobs said about LSD was true from what I have also experienced as an engineer, artist and musician. What is most interesting to me is that it is an observation shared by a wide variety of people such as philosopher/comedian George Carlin. Even people of average to slightly above average people such as comedian/commentator Joe Rogan have reported similar experiences with natural drugs such as psilocybin and DMT.
    There must be something to this.

  13. Jobs was not an innovator. He set himself a salary of $1/year because Apple bought Next. He did get some refunds on expenses and most likely had performance bonuses and had likely got stock and options.

  14. I remember in 2001 at the computer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft unveiled the tablet. Yet they had designed it for office use. It never took hold, I guess shelving it till Apple found it.

    What an epic blunder. Microsoft as always saw only the business applications of computers

  15. Kind of failed to mention that Apple has literally not built or invented a single product of their own.

    Everything Jobs designed and built, was done so/stolen off the back previous products, and most of them are dreadfully inferior to those products.

    Apple was just far better at advertising.

  16. Simon Whistler (minus his fucked up pronunciation ) is my spirit animal. I do love this channel and I really do love Simon, but dude, what's the story with your ability to find the weirdest pronunciation possible for any word?

  17. I think the very first comment is wrong.. it was Wozniak that was at HP and made the computer not JObs. By the time Jobs met Wozniak he already had his computers made so that comment cannot be right..

  18. I did not know he was this much of a jerk. I also dont see where he innovated anything, it seems like he just stole ideas or took an existing product and slapped a name on it behind a solid marketing team….I really expected his early life to have had something more…..redeeming about him.

  19. Gets cancer and needs an operation right away, decides to go for veganism and acupuncture, dies…., idiot…

  20. I love this channel more and more!!! the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson it's a great book!!!!!! one of the best ever!!!!

  21. Reed College. Not a state school. Literally across the street. Also, Nolan Bushnell. Hes a lot older than this Neil character…

  22. I understand how someone who is british wouldn't know who Ron Paul is…but you should know, you really should.

  23. No, he went to India to sell his soul and whoever he sold it to gave him 30-35 years before the debt had to be repaid.

  24. from everything I've heard Jobs appeared more like Thomas Edison…Edison didn't personally invent many of the devices attributed to him but his employees did so he got the credit for them. Similar scenario with Jobs. Personally knew enough to get by but his main ability was in manipulating the true talent to serve him personally.

  25. Steve Job's is a visionary because he knows how to hire actually creative people and others who market their products? I am not sure….but it doesn't sound like her personally created anything.

  26. That was a good run-down of someone I'd heard about, but not known much about (even though I own apple devices). If possible, could you do one about Bill Gates as well?

  27. I think more time should have been spent on the NeXT years. When Apple acquired NeXT, it was almost a reverse acquisition. macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS are all derived from the software that was developed at NeXT.

  28. He was an asshole who cheated and ripped off his friends, promised millions to Apple's early employees if they'd accept no paychecks only to rip them off entirely, giving them no stock when it took off, refused to recognize his daughter, forcing her and her mother to live in terrible poverty, often barely able to eat until she graduated high school while he wallowed in billions, and then he inflicted social media on the world, creating a company that did things far more like IBM with its walled gardens, unlike his main rival, Microsoft, who really does "Think Different."

    Yet all that doesn't matter cuz he was good at picking designs Jony Ives came up with.

  29. Can you do on parahamsa yogananda and yuketeswar giri? Yogananda's book affected Jobs that he gifted the book on his funeral.

  30. I think the best thing about these videos is showing how human these great people are/were. How they made mistakes, messed up, we’re at times assholes. It’s really inspired, thank you for this work.

  31. Since I subscribed to this channel I've always wondered what exactly is Simon's role at Biographics? Is he just a talking head? Does he produce, research or write content? Although the biographies are limited, they are a great jumping off point for peaking your interest, especially for someone you know little or nothing about (my favorite are people I've never heard of or know little). Whatever his role, Simon does an excellent job of presentation and I look forward to seeing whose next in line for one life at a time. Thanks to the all the people who work hard to inform and entertain us. Bravo!!!

  32. @Biographics I don't know if you'll see this but can you please do Anton Rupert, amazing South African Business story.

  33. Job was very smart, but he was not very nice. I heard he paid a doctor off with a house and money to do some surgery and bump some kid off and then later on he died, is that Karma?

  34. Seriously? You talk about his father, Paul Jobs, while showing a picture of Ron Paul, the now-retired former Congressman from Texas and father of Rand Paul? Kinda sloppy, don't ya think?

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