Amazon’s enduring success has made it a model for e-commerce and catapulted Bezos to guru status in the online world. Amazon remains the dominant leader in its market, and neither it nor Bezos shows signs of slowing down just yet.
Struensee left a complex legacy. Although his grab for power and subjugation of the King are clear, his enlightenment reforms introduced progressive concepts and liberties on Danish society. In history, Struensee will be remembered as a difficult figure that managed to carve out a name as both a revolutionary and a dictator.
The story of James Keir Hardie (or Keir Hardie as he is more commonly known) is one of immense commitment and achievement. Born in North Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1856, his childhood and adolescence was characterised by severe hardship and tremendous responsibility.
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born in 1966, Huntsville, Alabama) is an American Internet entrepreneur best known for his role in the founding of Wikipedia. Wales' father worked as a grocery store manager while his mother, Doris, and his grandmother, Erma, ran a small private school, in the tradition of the one-room schoolhouse, where Wales received his education.
These days when the Cadbury name is mentioned it is in conjunction with Cadbury-Schweppes, one of the world's largest chocolate and beverage manufacturers in the world. However, the chocolate giant we know today would not be here without the work of one man, John Cadbury.
John William Gardner was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 8, 1912. He graduated from Stanford in 1935 with a degree in psychology, and later received a PhD from the University of California. During World War II, he joined the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the CIA), where he worked on OSS personnel assessment tests and helped test and assign field agents. Gardner's public career began with his employment in 1946 as a staff member at the Carnegie Corporation, and in 1955 he became the foundation's president.
Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan Am, is generally accredited with bringing the world into the jet age with his ambitious visions of the future. Witnessing Wilbur Wright's historic flight around the Statue of Liberty, he grew up with a fascination of flying. Eventually this led him to invest in the Aviation Company of the Americas.