Steve Jobs (1955–2011) co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under Jobs’ guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad. He was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple’s revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology, with Jobs having left the company in 1985 and returning more than a decade later. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
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John Lasseter and Ed Catmull co-founded Pixar with Alvy Ray Smith in 1986. Currently, John creatively oversees all films and associated projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios, in addition to his involvement in a wide range of activities at Walt Disney Imagineering.
John made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with Toy Story, the first-ever feature-length computer-animated film, for which he received a Special Achievement Oscar® recognizing his inspired leadership of the Toy Story team. He and the rest of the screenwriting team earned an Academy Award® nomination for best original screenplay, marking the first time an animated feature had ever been recognized in that category. He also directed Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).
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In my opinion, this is one of the most entertaining as well as thought-provoking interviews that Charlie Rose has as yet conducted.
Judge for yourself. Here’s a direct link.