Persons Of Eminence Notes

Persons Of Eminence

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler Notes

As a child, Adolf clashed frequently with his father. Following the death of his younger brother, Edmund, in 1900, Adolf became detached and introverted.

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Notes

He has widely been referred to as "legendary", a "futurist" or simply "visionary", and has been described as the "Father of the Digital Revolution", a "master of innovation", and a "design perfectionist".

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JRD Tata

JRD Tata Notes

On his death, the Indian Parliament was adjourned in his memory-an honor not usually given to persons who are not Members of Parliament.

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Azim Premji

Azim Premji Notes

His vision was different to others, and he used eye-catching packaging to entice his consumer audience, pushing his inherited company ahead of the competition and used other intelligent tactics such as cutting out the middle man to further boost the company's profits.

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K.P. Singh

K.P. Singh Notes

K.P. Singh is the Chairman of DLF Group and can be christened as the real estate baron of India. DLF has a strong leadership presence in Indian real estate industry and the company is credited with developing the modern township of Gurgaon.

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Bill Gates

Bill Gates Notes

Computer Center Corporation (CCC) banned four Lakeside students - Gates, Paul Allen, Ric Weiland, and Kent Evans - for the summer after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford Notes

His father gave him a pocket watch in his early teens. At 15, Ford dismantled and reassembled the timepieces of friends and neighbors dozens of times, gaining the reputation of a watch repairman.

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J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan Notes

In 1895, at the depths of the Panic of 1893, the Federal Treasury was nearly out of gold. President Grover Cleveland accepted Morgan's offer to join with the Rothschilds and supply the U.S. Treasury with 3.5 million ounces of gold to restore the treasury surplus in exchange for a 30-year bond issue.

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie Notes

Andrew Carnegie was born in a typical weaver's cottage with only one main room. Falling on very hard times as a handloom weaver and with the country in starvation,

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Sam Walton

Sam Walton Notes

After high school, Walton decided to attend college, hoping to find a better way to help support his family. He attended the University of Missouri as an ROTC cadet.

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