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Solutions Based Youth Leadership Program – Dream2Achieve

Dream 2 Achieve: Solutions Based Youth Program
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The purpose of Dream2Achieve is to engage our students to dream and achieve for a brighter tomorrow. We want to encourage them to think and act so they can build not only their future – but the future of America.

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – President John F. Kennedy: UNICEF, July 25, 1963

“Doors will be opened by these students. Minds and talents will be stretched to achieve what will amaze us all but we will not be surprised for we will smile at the amazing results of our Young Americans.” – Randy E. King


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10 Steps for Young Americans to do Well in School and Life

Great Achievements by Teenagers

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YOUTH INSPIRING YOUTH

We are proud to announce the beginnings of our new book: Dream2Achieve – Strategies on Winning in School and Life

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Raising Successful Children: How to Teach Kids Success

Raising Successful Children: How to Teach Kids Success

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Great Achievements of Kids, Children, Teenagers and Young Adults (Listed by age):

Age 7 – Yehudi Menuhin gives his first solo violin performance with the San Francisco Symphony in 1923.

Age 8 – Frederic Chopin plays his first public piano performance, having already authored two polonaises (G minor and B flat major) at age 7.

Age 8 – Justin Henry (USA, b. 25 May 1971) was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category on the 25 February 1980, for his role of ‘Billy Kramer’ in Kramer vs. Kramer (USA 1979).

Age 9 – Jackie Cooper (USA, b. 15 September 1922), was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as ‘Skippy Skinner’ in Skippy (USA 1931) on 5 October 1931.

Age 9 – ‘Miguelito’ AKA Miguel A. Valenzuela Morales (b. 5 January 1999) was nominated and won a Latin Grammy Award for the Best Latin Album for Children entitled ‘El Heredero’ on 13 November 2008.

Age 9 – Bobby Bradley becomes world’s youngest hot air balloon solo pilot on June 4, 2011

Age 10 – Mark, author of the Gospel of Mark, witnesses the arrest of Jesus and develops the first Gospel.

Age 10 – Michael Kearney, homeschooled, becomes the world’s youngest university graduate. At age 17, he began a teaching career at college.

Age 10 – Tatum O’Neal was nominated for her role in Paper Moon (USA 1973) and went on to win the Oscar.

Age 11 – The youngest person to have visited both geographical poles is Jonathan Silverman (USA), who reached the North Pole on 25 July 1999 and the South Pole on 10 January 2002.

Age 12 – Blasé Pascal had secretly worked out the first twenty-three propositions of Euclid by himself.

Age 12 – Jesus presents His wisdom in the temple in Jerusalem.

Age 12 – William “Willie” Johnson earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Seven Days Battle and on the Peninsula Campaign during the American Civil War.

Age 13 – Jonathan Krohn homeschooled, actor, internet radio host, guest speaker at CPAC, author of Defining Conservatism.

Age 13 – John wrote the first draft of the Gospel of John, the greatest written work of all time.

Age 13 – Joan of Arc was inspired and led France five years later to victory over the English in the Hundred Years War; was martyred at age 19.

Age 13 – Anne Frank began writing her diary, later published as “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.”

Age 13 – The youngest player to play in soccer’s premier tournament is Souleymane Mamam who played for Togo against Zambia in a preliminary qualifying game on 6 May 2001.

Age 14 – Ismail founded the Safavid dynasty and became its “shah” (military and spiritual ruler)

Age 14 – Bobby Fischer became an International Chess Grandmaster.

Age 14 – Mozart wrote the opera, “Mitridate Rè di Ponto.”

Age 14 – Nadia Comaneci “achieved in her sport what no Olympian, male or female, ever had before: perfection.”

Age 14 – St. Theresa of Lisieux rejected by Bishop Hugonin, pleads with Pope Leo XIII so she may enter the Carmelites. Became Carmelite nun at age 15.

Age 14 – Bernadette Soubirous (St Bernadette of Lourdes) has a vision of the Virgin Mary

Age 15 – Louis Braille invented the Braille system.

Age 15 – Christopher Paolini writes the first draft of his Eragon trilogy which is published when he is 19.

Age 16 – Jean-François Champollion, can speak a dozen languages and delivers a paper on the Coptic language to the Grenoble Academy. By 20, he can speak another 13 languages and at 32 he deciphers the Rosetta Stone.

Age 16 – Boy sailor Jack Cornwall, of HMS Chester, is awarded a posthumous VC for gallantry at the Battle of Jutland.

Age 16 – Roger Mason discovered the first fossil believed by paleontologists to come from the Ediacaran period (630-542 million years ago). He found the fossil in Charnwood Forest, Leics, UK. The fossil species is named Charnia masoni, in recognition of his contribution to geology and evolutionary biology.

Age 16 – the average age of 58 homeschooled teenagers who founded Conservapedia, so that the light of truth would continue to shine and darkness would not overcome it.

Age 16 – Temba Tsheri Sherpa (Nepal; b. 6 May 1985) successfully summited Mt Everest on 23 May 2001.

Age 17 – Cassie Bernall defended her faith in front of an atheistic gunman at the Columbine massacre, and was martyred for it.

Age 17 – Mary accepts God’s will to conceive Jesus by the Holy Spirit, and gives birth nine months later.

Age 17 – Shawn Fanning develops the first large-scale peer-to-peer file sharing program, Napster

Age 17 – Private 1st Class Jacklyn H. Lucas, United States Marine Corps, earned the Medal of Honor five days after his 17th birthday during the Iwo Jima battle in World War II; he was a Marine for three years.

Age 17 – The youngest female artist to have a #1 album on the UK chart is Joss Stone with her second album ‘Mind, Body & Soul’ on 9 October 2004.

Age 17 – The youngest licensed stockbroker in the world is Jason A. Earle of Princeton, New Jersey, USA who passed the stockbroker exam (Series 7) administered by the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Age 18 – Shawn Goldsmith from Long Island has earned all 121 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts.

Age 18 – Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus), later published when she was 21.

Age 18 – Gary Kasparov, considered the greatest chess player ever, won the U.S.S.R. championship.

Age 18 – The youngest mayor is High School student, Michael Sessions (USA, 22 September 1987), who was elected on 8 November 2005 and sworn in as Mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan, USA.

Age 18 – The youngest university professor is Alia Sabur (USA, b. 22 February 1989), who was appointed as a full-time faculty Professor of the Department of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, with effect from 19 February 2008. Ms Sabur’s official title is: International Professor as Research Liaison with Stony Brook University (New York, USA).

Age 19 – Captain Albert Ball, VC, MC, DSO & 2 bars, commences his career as a fighter pilot. By the time he is killed, aged 20, in 1917, he has become one of the First World War’s greatest air aces, accounting for at least 44 German aircraft.

Age 19 – was the average age of front-line US service personnel fighting to defend democracy in Indochina during the Vietnam War.

Age 19 – Evariste Galois develops group theory, and wrote it out completely on the eve of his death at age 20; it took old mathematicians a century to comprehend it.

Age 19 – John D. Rockefeller starts a new company, turning an enormous profit in its first year, and became the most influential businessman in history.

Age 19 – Steve Jobs begins collaborating in electronics with Steve Wozniak in electronics, and developed the personal computer within two years.

Age 19 – Mark Zuckerberg develops Facebook, the leading social networking system for young people on the internet.

Age 19 – Jim Ryun broke the world record for running the mile.

Age 20 – Carl Friedrich Gauss makes his first mathematical discoveries, which will lead to the completion of “Disquisitiones Arithmeticae”, his magnum opus, at the age of 21.

Age 20 – Willis Carrier invents air conditioning.

Source: Conservapedia.com, Guiness Book of World Records

Greatest American Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals in the USA

Greatest American Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals in the USA

It has been said that if you were born in the United States of America you were 90% of the way towards becoming a success. The US offers may opportunities through Freedom, Democracy and a culture of hard work and education that fosters growth and success. Some of the greatest minds and wealthiest people over the last 200 years have been born in and/or have lived in the United States of America. By showing how these Great Americans have worked and lived, it will give great incite into what it takes to become successful in the USA.

Addition to this list was based upon the following criteria:
- Spent most of his/her adult life in the United States
- Created significant wealth (inherited wealth is not accepted)
- Displayed behavioral characteristics described in Top Characteristics of Successful People
- Revolutionized not only an industry, but also transformed the American culture

The list order is in chronological order based on date of birth.

Benjamin Franklin
Andrew Carnegie
John Pierpont J.P. Morgan
John D Rockefeller
Thomas Edison
Henry Ford
Pierre Samuel duPont
Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.
Walter Elias Walt Disney
Raymond Ray Kroc
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
Samuel Moore Sam Walton
Mary Kay Ash
George Lucas
Oprah Winfrey
Steven Paul Steve Jobs
William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Lawrence “Larry” Page / Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
Mark Elliot “Zuck” Zuckerberg


Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin Inventions Politics PrintingBenjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth son of soap maker. His father intended for Benjamin Franklin to enter into the clergy. However, Josiah Franklin could not afford it. Young Benjamin Franklin loved to read. He became an apprentice to his brother James, who was a printer. He would help compose pamphlets, set type and sell their products in the streets.

When Benjamin Franklin was 15 his brother started The New England Courant. James’s paper carried articles, opinion pieces, advertisements and news of ship schedules. Benjamin Franklin began

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Andrew Carnegie

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Andrew Carnegie Steel CompanyAndrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Although he had little formal education, his family believed in the importance of books and learning. His father was a handloom weaver. At 13, Andrew Carnegie came to the United States with his family and settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Soon after, he went to work in a factory, earning $1.20 a week. The next year he found a job as a telegraph messenger. In 1851 he became a telegraph operator, and in 1853, he took a job with Pennsylvania Railroad. He worked as the assistant and telegraph operator to Thomas Scott, one of the railroad’s top executives. He

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John Pierpont J.P. Morgan

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John Pierpont JP Morgan BankingJohn Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. In the fall of 1848, he transferred to Hartford Public School and then to Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. In September 1851, Morgan passed the entrance exam for the English High School of Boston, a school specializing in mathematics to prepare young men for careers in commerce. In the spring of 1852, he became ill with rheumatic fever. He was sent by his father to the Azores to recover. After almost a year, he returned to English High School in Boston to resume his studies. After graduation, he was sent to Bellerive near Vevey, Switzerland. When he became fluent in

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John D Rockefeller

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John D Rockefeller Standard Oil Refinery CompanyJohn Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was born in Richford, New York. His father owned farm property and traded in many goods, including lumber and patent medicines. His mother was very strict. In 1953 the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from high school there and excelled in mathematics. After graduation he attended a commercial college for three months, after which he found his first job at the age of 16 as a produce clerk. In 1859, he started his first trading company, Clark and Rockefeller, with a young Englishman. The first year they grossed $450,000. Clark did the fieldwork while John D Rockefeller

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Thomas Edison

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Thomas EdisonThomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was born to middle-class parents in Milan, Ohio. In 1854, his family moved to Port Huron, Michigan. At an early age, Thomas Edison was hyperactive and difficult to control in school. So he was home-schooled by his mother, who was the daughter of a respected Presbyterian minister. Thomas Edison enjoyed reading and reciting poetry. At 11, his parents introduced him to the local library and he began to research many topics and ideas. At 12, he began to asks questions of his parents, especially those related to Science and Mathematics, that they could not answer. So they hired a tutor

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Henry Ford

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Henry Ford Motor Company AutomobileHenry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) grew up on a prosperous family farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. He had a typical rural 19th Century childhood spending days in a one-room school and doing farm chores. At an early age, he showed an interest in mechanics and engineering. At 16, he left home for Detroit to work as an apprentice machinist for the next 3 years. During the next few years, Henry Ford divided his time between operating & repairing steam engines, working in a Detroit factory, over-hauling his father’s farm machinery and working reluctantly on the farm. Upon his marriage to Clara Bryant in 1888, Henry Ford supported his

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Pierre Samuel duPont

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Pierre S DuPont Chemical Engineering ManufacturingPierre Samuel duPont (January 15, 1870 – April 4, 1954) was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the great-great-grandson of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, a French economist elected to the Constituent Assembly. Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours’ son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, who emigrated to America with his grandfather to escape the French Revolution, founded the DuPont company in 1802. Frustrated by the poor quality of black powder made in America, and familiar with the powder-making process, came up with the idea to make gunpowder. His father agreed to finance the venture. Thomas Jefferson supported the idea and suggested the family set up shop in Virginia, but Eleuthère Irénée du Pont was uncomfortable with the institution of slavery

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Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.

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Alfred P Sloan Jr GM General MotorsAlfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. (May 23, 1875 – February 17, 1966) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied electrical engineering and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1895. He became president and owner of Hyatt Roller Bearing, a company that made roller and ball bearings, in 1899. At the beginning of the 20th century, Ford Motor Company bought bearings from Hyatt Roller Bearing. In 1916 his company merged with United Motors Company which eventually became part of General Motors Corporation. He became Vice-President, then President (1923), and finally Chairman of the Board (1937) of General Motors

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Walter Elias Walt Disney

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Walter Elias Walt DisneyWalter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1906, when Walt Disney was 4, his family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri. While in Marceline, Disney developed his love for drawing. One of their neighbors, a retired doctor named “Doc” Sherwood, paid him to draw pictures of Sherwood’s horse. He also developed his love for trains in Marceline, which owed its existence to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway which ran through town. The Disneys remained in Marceline

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Raymond Ray Kroc

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Raymond Ray Kroc McDonaldsRaymond Albert “Ray” Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of relatively poor parents. He went to public schools in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, but did not graduate. He was as an ambulance driver during World War I. After the war, he became a jazz pianist. Upon his marriage in 1922 he went to work for the Lily-Tulip Cup Company, but soon left to become musical director for one of Chicago’s pioneer radio stations, WGES. There he played the piano, arranged the music, accompanied singers and hired musicians. Later following land speculation in Florida, he began to sell real estate in Fort Lauderdale. When the boom collapsed in 1926, he was so broke that he had to play piano in a night club to send his wife and daughter back to Chicago by train. He later followed them in his dilapidated Model-T Ford.

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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

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Howard Hughes AircraftHoward Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was born near Houston, Texas. There is some argument as to the exact date and location of his birth. His parents were Allene Stone Gano (a descendant of Owen Tudor, second husband of Catherine of Valois, Dowager Queen of England) and Howard R. Hughes, Sr., who patented the two-cone roller bit, which allowed rotary drilling for petroleum in previously inaccessible places. Howard R. Hughes, Sr. made the decision to commercialize the invention, founding the Hughes Tool Company in 1909, in which be became quite successful.

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Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton

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Sam Walton WalmartSamuel Moore “Sam” Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. As a child, Sam Walton moved with his family to Missouri where he became an Eagle Scout at age 13, a student leader, basketball star and quarterback on a state championship football team at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1940 with a B.A. in Economics. During World War 2, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. While in the army, he married Helen Robson of Claremore, Oklahoma, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1943. Over the years, they had 4 children: Rob, Jim, John and Alice.

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Mary Kay Ash

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Mary Kay Ash Network MarketingMary Kay Ash (May 12, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was born Mary Kathlyn Wagner in Hot Wells, Texas. Her mother, who had studied to be a nurse, worked long hours managing a restaurant. When Mary Kay was two or three, her father was ill with tuberculosis. As a result, it was her responsibility to clean, cook, and care for her father while her mother was at work. She excelled in school, but her family could not afford to send her to college. She married at age seventeen and eventually had three children.

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George Lucas

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George Lucas Star Wars LucasFilm ILMGeorge Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter and director. He is best known for being the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie franchises. George Lucas was born in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy and George Lucas, Sr. (1913–1991), who owned a stationery store.

Long before George Lucas became obsessed with film making, he wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit at fairgrounds and hanging out at garages. However, a near-fatal accident in his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina on June 12, 1962, just days before his high school graduation, quickly changed his mind. Instead of racing, he attended Modesto Junior College and later got accepted into a junior college to study anthropology. While taking liberal arts courses, he developed a passion for cinematography and camera tricks. George Lucas graduated from Brookdale Community College in New Jersey.

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Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954) was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to unmarried teenage parents. Her mother, Vernita Lee was a housemaid. She believed that her biological father was Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born. She had her DNA tested. The genetic test determined that her maternal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia. Her genetic make up was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African. After her birth, her mother moved and she spent her first 6 years living in rural poverty with her grandmother. Her grandmother taught her to read before the age of 3 and took her to the local church. At 6, she moved to an inner-city neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her mother. Oprah Winfrey has stated that she was molested by her cousin, her uncle and a family friend, starting when she was 9 years old. When she was 14, she became pregnant, her son dying shortly after birth. Her mother sent her to live with Vernon Winfrey in Nashville, Tennessee. Vernon was strict, but encouraging and made her education a priority. Oprah Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, placing second in the nation in dramatic interpretation. She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University where she studied communication. Her first job as a teenager was working at a local grocery store. At age 17, she won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She got the attention of the local black radio station, WVOL, which hired her to do the news part-time. She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college.

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Steven Paul Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs AppleSteven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. His biological parents – Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim graduate student who later became a political science professor, and Joanne Simpson, an American graduate student who went on to become a speech therapist – later married, giving birth to and raising his biological sister, the novelist Mona Simpson. He attended Cupertino Junior High School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, and frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. He was soon hired there and worked with Steve Wozniak as a summer employee.

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William Henry “Bill” Gates III

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William Bill Gates MicrosoftWilliam Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) was born in Seattle, Washington. His father was a prominent lawyer, his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way, and her father, J. W. Maxwell, was a national bank president. At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school. When he was in the 8th grade, the Mothers Club at the school used proceeds from Lakeside School’s rummage sale to buy an ASR-33 teletype terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer for the school’s students. He took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest. He wrote his first computer program on this machine: tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. After the Mothers Club donation was exhausted, he and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. One of these systems was a PDP-10 belonging to Computer Center Corporation (CCC), which banned 4 Lakeside students: Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Ric Weiland, and Kent Evans after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time. At the end of the ban, the 4 students offered to find bugs in CCC’s software in exchange for computer time. Rather than use the system via teletype, Bill Gates went to CCC’s offices and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system, including programs in FORTRAN, LISP and machine language. The arrangement with CCC continued until 1970, when the company went out of business. The following year, Information Sciences, Inc. hired the 4 Lakeside students to write a payroll program in COBOL, providing them computer time and royalties. After his administrators became aware of his programming abilities, Bill Gates wrote the school’s computer program to schedule students in classes. He modified the code so that he was placed in classes with mostly female students. At age 17, he formed a venture with Allen, called Traf-O-Data, to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor. In early 1973, Bill Gates served as a congressional page in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Lawrence “Larry” Page / Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin

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Larry Page and Sergey Brin of GoogleLawrence “Larry” Page (born March 26, 1973) was born in East Lansing, Michigan. Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) was born in Moscow, Russia. Larry Page’s father was a professor of computer science at Michigan State University and an early pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. He eventually entered the University of Michigan, where he earned an undergraduate degree in engineering with a concentration in computer engineering. An innovative thinker with a sense of humor, he once built a working ink-jet printer out of Lego blocks. He was eager to advance in his career, and decided to study for a Ph.D degree. He was admitted to the doctoral program in computer science at Stanford University. On an introductory weekend at the Palo Alto campus that had been arranged for new students, he met Sergey Brin. A native of Moscow, Russia, Sergey Brin was also the son of a professor, and came to the United States with his family when he was 6. His father taught math at the University of Maryland, and it was from that school’s College Park campus that Sergey Brin earned an undergraduate degree in computer science and math.

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Mark Elliot “Zuck” Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg FacebookMark Elliot Zuckerberg (May 14, 1984 – ) was born in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist. He started programming when he was in middle school. His father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990′s, and then software developer David Newman was hired as his tutor in about 1995. He also took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy College near his home in the mid-1990′s. He developed computer programs, especially communication tools and games. He also designed and programmed a computer application system to help the workers in his father’s office communicate. At Ardsley High School he had excelled in the classics before in his junior year transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy, where he won prizes in science and Classical studies (in which he was fluent in French, Hebrew, Latin and ancient Greek). While in high school, under the company name Intelligent Media Group, he built a music player named the Synapse Media Player that used artificial intelligence to learn the user’s listening habits, which was posted to Slashdot and received a rating of 3 out of 5 from PC Magazine. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Mark Zuckerberg, but he instead went to Harvard College in September 2002 where he studied computer science and psychology and joined Alpha Epsilon Pi. At a fraternity party during his sophomore year, Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, who subsequently became his girlfriend. As of September 2010, he was studying Mandarin with a tutor in preparation for the couple’s slated visit to China and possibly to help in setting up operations in China, since Facebook, like Twitter, is blocked by that country’s internet firewall.

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Top Characteristics of Successful People

Characteristics of Successful People – Warren Buffet

As of March 2010, Warren Buffet was worth approximately $47 billion. This makes him the third wealthiest man in the world. In this video, he talks about characteristics of successful people. He makes it clear that It is not who you know, or even what you know. It is about how you behave.


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Characteristics of Successful People – Randy E. King

Randy E. King spent much of his adult life working as a professional businessman within a very conservative community. Randy King, for 14 years was the top sales leader, and division/national manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: the largest business organization in the world. After leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Randy founded his own successful business consulting companies on increasing productivity and greatly decreasing turnover. Randy has throughout his career been the keynote speaker for many Fortune 500 companies on selection, retention, and productivity. And is asked frequently to speak around the country at many chamber events, associations, business groups and non-profit organizations. He has been on hundreds of talk radio shows nationwide. He is the successful author of 5 business strategy development books and 4 audio CD’s. Here are his secrets to success.

Remember the 3 C’s: Character, Communication, Commitment to Excellence

Character – It is doing the right thing even when no one else is watching. In order to be successful, you have to be Trustworthy, Respectful, Caring, Honest and Full of Integrity. People do not want to be around people they do not trust.

Effective Communication – It is the ability to verbally present thoughts and ideas to others in a way that Creates Understanding, Clarity and a Positive Outcome. It is not enough to tell people what to do. It is about encouraging people through words to behave in a certain manner. If you want someone to buy something from you, you want them to want to buy that item because they see value in owning that item. And because of your integrity and character, you are not going to sell something that will break in 2 days.

Commitment to Excellence – There are actually two different ideas wrapped into one. First, commitment is related to Persistence, Perseverance, Hard Work and Dedication. One must put in the effort necessary to improve one’s skills and abilities. It is not enough to think about doing something. One must do 1 or 2 things over and over and over again until he/she learns how to be great at it. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In the case of commitment, it is more related to developing a skill. You run, lift weights and eat right until you become great at running. Second, excellence is related to Dream Big, Clear Vision, Innovation, Becoming an Expert in a Field and Strong Leadership. Man has been on the Moon. Man has flown faster than the speed of sound. We can communicate with a person in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia all at the same time. Did we accomplish these things by hoping and wishing? Of course not. It was a visionary who said it could be done, an effective communicator who said it should be done, an engineer who said this is how it is done and a great leader to make it happen. Commitment to excellence states that through hard work and clear vision, we can accomplish great things.

In this video, Randy King talks about these characteristics of successful people: Hard Work, Dream Big, Commitment to Excellence, Communication, Character, Expert in a Field, Innovate/Improve, Coachability and Positive Mental Attitude.


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Passion
Purpose
Creative
Integrity
Initiative
Character
Dream Big
Hard Work
Innovative
Persistence
Clear Vision
Independent
Self-Confident
Have a Mentor
Inquisitiveness
Expert in a Field
Strong Leadership
High Energy Level
Tolerance for Failure
Calculated Risk Taker
Problem Solving Skills
Goal Oriented Behavior
Positive Mental Attitude
Effective Communication
Commitment to Excellence
Strong Management and Organizational Skills

Blood, Toil, Sweat and Tears by Winston Churchill – May 13, 1940

“Blood, Toil, Sweat, and Tears” by Winston Churchill – May 13, 1940

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Mr. Speaker:

On Friday evening last I received His Majesty’s commission to form a new Administration. It was the evident wish and will of Parliament and the nation that this should be conceived on the broadest possible basis and that it should include all parties, both those who supported the late Government and also the parties of the Opposition.

I have completed the most important part of this task. A War Cabinet has been formed of five Members, representing, with the Liberal Opposition, the unity of the nation. The three party Leaders have agreed to serve, either in the War Cabinet or in high executive office. The three Fighting Services have been filled. It was necessary that this should be done in one single day, on account of the extreme urgency and rigour of events. A number of other key positions were filled yesterday, and I am submitting a further list to His Majesty tonight. I hope to complete the appointment of the principal Ministers during tomorrow. The appointment of the other Ministers usually takes a little longer, but I trust that, when Parliament meets again, this part of my task will be completed, and that the Administration will be complete in all respects.

Sir, I considered it in the public interest to suggest that the House should be summoned to meet today. Mr. Speaker agreed and took the necessary steps, in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the Resolution of the House. At the end of the proceedings today, the Adjournment of the House will be proposed until Tuesday, the 21st May, with, of course, provision for earlier meeting, if need be. The business to be considered during that week will be notified to Members at the earliest opportunity. I now invite the House, by the Resolution which stands in my name, to record its approval of the steps taken and to declare its confidence in the new Government.

Sir, to form an Administration of this scale and complexity is a serious undertaking in itself, but it must be remembered that we are in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history, that we are in action at many points in Norway and in Holland, that we have to be prepared in the Mediterranean, that the air battle is continuous and that many preparations have to be made here at home. In this crisis I hope I may be pardoned if I do not address the House at any length today. I hope that any of my friends and colleagues, or former colleagues, who are affected by the political reconstruction, will make all allowances for any lack of ceremony with which it has been necessary to act. I would say to the House, as I said to those who’ve joined this government: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal.

But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”

Source: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/churchill.htm (text), http://www.youtube.com/user/timothy13jesus (video)

The Decision to Go to the Moon by John F. Kennedy – May 25, 1961

#4) “The Decision to Go to the Moon” by John F. Kennedy – May 25, 1961

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President Pitzer, Mr. Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley, and Congressman Miller, Mr. Webb, Mr. Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen:

I appreciate your president having made me an honorary visiting professor, and I will assure you that my first lecture will be very brief.

I am delighted to be here and I’m particularly delighted to be here on this occasion.

We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this Nation’s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.

No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man’s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power. Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.

This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.

So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this state of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward–and so will space.

William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.

If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.

We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.

In the last 24 hours we have seen facilities now being created for the greatest and most complex exploration in man’s history. We have felt the ground shake and the air shattered by the testing of a Saturn C-1 booster rocket, many times as powerful as the Atlas which launched John Glenn, generating power equivalent to 10,000 automobiles with their accelerators on the floor. We have seen the site where five F-1 rocket engines, each one as powerful as all eight engines of the Saturn combined, will be clustered together to make the advanced Saturn missile, assembled in a new building to be built at Cape Canaveral as tall as a 48 story structure, as wide as a city block, and as long as two lengths of this field.

Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were made in the United States of America and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union.

The Mariner spacecraft now on its way to Venus is the most intricate instrument in the history of space science. The accuracy of that shot is comparable to firing a missile from Cape Canaveral and dropping it in this stadium between the 40-yard lines.

Transit satellites are helping our ships at sea to steer a safer course. Tiros satellites have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms, and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.

We have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public.

To be sure, we are behind, and will be behind for some time in manned flight. But we do not intend to stay behind, and in this decade, we shall make up and move ahead.

The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school. Technical institutions, such as Rice, will reap the harvest of these gains.

And finally, the space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies, and tens of thousands of new jobs. Space and related industries are generating new demands in investment and skilled personnel, and this city and this state, and this region, will share greatly in this growth. What was once the furthest outpost on the old frontier of the West will be the furthest outpost on the new frontier of science and space. Houston, your city of Houston, with its Manned Spacecraft Center, will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community. During the next 5 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area, to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses to $60 million a year; to invest some $200 million in plant and laboratory facilities; and to direct or contract for new space efforts over $1 billion from this center in this city.

To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money. This year’s space budget is three times what it was in January 1961, and it is greater than the space budget of the previous eight years combined. That budget now stands at $5,400 million a year–a staggering sum, though somewhat less than we pay for cigarettes and cigars every year. Space expenditures will soon rise some more, from 40 cents per person per week to more than 50 cents a week for every man, woman and child in the United States, for we have given this program a high national priority–even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us. But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun–almost as hot as it is here today–and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out–then we must be bold.

I’m the one who is doing all the work, so we just want you to stay cool for a minute. [laughter]

However, I think we’re going to do it, and I think that we must pay what needs to be paid. I don’t think we ought to waste any money, but I think we ought to do the job. And this will be done in the decade of the Sixties. It may be done while some of you are still here at school at this college and university. It will be done during the terms of office of some of the people who sit here on this platform. But it will be done. And it will be done before the end of this decade.

And I am delighted that this university is playing a part in putting a man on the moon as part of a great national effort of the United States of America.

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”

Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.

Thank you.

Source: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/003POF03SpaceEffort09121962.htm (text), http://www.youtube.com/user/benwl (video)

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