Entrepreneur, Motion Picture and Sports Executive, Humanitarian
From the descriptors above, it is clear that Tom Bernstein can do almost anything. Linking his various accomplishments together is his extraordinary leadership ability. In Scarsdale High, his personal magnetism, energy and common sense led to his election as G.O. President in the spring of 1969. Bernstein continued to thrive at Yale University, where he earned a BA, summa cum laude. In 1972, during the McGovern campaign, he was a delegate representing New York at the Democratic National Convention.Read more
BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHER, ENTREPRENEUR
George Sugihara began his academic career in a blaze of glory. After earning his B.S. from the University of Michigan, he went on to Princeton University securing a Masters and Ph.d in 1980 and 1983 respectively. His Phd. in mathematical biology received the Ogden Porter Jacobus Prize, Princeton’s highest academic award given by the Graduate School.Read more
VISIONARY, LIBRARIAN, INVENTOR, ENTREPRENEUR
It’s really simple. All Brewster Kahle wants to accomplish is “Universal Access to all Knowledge.” He started on that goal at M.I.T. where he studied artificial intelligence and invented WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers, Inc.) which he sold to America Online. At that time, customers included the New York Times, the Government Printing Office, The Wall Street Journal and the White House. It must have been quite a bargain since afterwards Kahle and his wife were able to establish the Kahle/Austin Foundation trust worth $45 million.Read more
Founder of OKcupid, Sparknotes, and TheSpark. Max has been an academic superstar earning a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Harvard College and a PhD in Computer Science from M.I.T.. He recently sold Okcupid to Match.com.