Sunday, August 17, 2014

1. Leadership

Welcome Student Tech Leaders to GenYES! 


Think of how technology has changed in the past decade.  There have been many the advances that have made a difference in our lifestyle.   

Who are the tech innovators, thinkers, doers, changemakers that have impacted the way we work, play and live? 

1. Pick one technology leader.  Describe their accomplishments.

2. How has their technological contributions or achievements changed the world?  Did this impact your life personally?

3. What qualities do you possess as a leader?  Do you have anything in common with the person you described?



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  1. 1.) Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple changed the world of technology as we know it. One achievement he completed was turning into technological design, into an art. He has also had connected every aspect of our lives, for the better. Though he only lived till the age of 56, he had succeeded in every way possible.

    2.) In order to give technology a beautiful aspect, great ideas were needed. One of his first revolutionary steps was giving the iMac a colorful body, instead of giving the machine a dull form factor. This is only one of the reasons that Apple is known for extraordinary design, to date. Steve had connected our lives by creating the line of Macs, and iDevices to let us communicate to those all over the world. This known goal for Apple has made me want to complete a career in technological design, to continue their legacy.

    3.) As a leader you need to be able to compromise other’s ideas, and I have the knowledge to do this. Steve Jobs was a person to think different, and I believe it is necessary to think outside the box, in order to change the world.

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    1. Jobs denied paternity of his daughter Lisa for years. Her mother and her had to live on healthcare for most of their life. So no, he made me very upset by shunning his daughter. He also yelled at a old lady who made him a smoothie at whole foods. Incorrect SIR
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  2. 1. The man, the innovator, the myth, the legend I have chosen is Elon Musk. Mr. Musk is a technology leader simply by innovating, and letting what he does speak for itself. This is the man who created Tesla Motors, unarguably the most successful electric car company on the planet to date. This is the creator of the first commercial satellite company, SpaceX. This is the man who currently has a net worth of almost $12 billion for these two wild successes. This is the man who has become world-famous just for being a brilliant guy who makes brilliant things.

    2. Elon Musk. How has he changed our world, indeed. Let’s start with the basics - he has proven time and again that no, you don’t need a Nissan Leaf or something with “E-” somewhere in the name to have an electric car. He is a living testament that no, you do not need to be a part of some nationally funded program to send something into space. This man has proven that yes, your name goes on without a wife and kids. He has shown the world that yes, there is a future for all the things we love… if we follow him into the misty beyond.

    3. I am a born leader -- from the time I was young, I tried to tell people the best way to do something; I tried to show them… but no one would listen. I have gotten as much experience as I can with my schoolmates, and I could do more… but no one will listen. I am no Elon Musk, I have no billions, I have no great successes… I have no one that will listen to me. I’m just a kid who loves games, from parents that have told and almost forced me to pursue music since I was 3. Nothing important has ever come into my life. I feel so unknown, un-followed… I want to be known. I want to be followed.

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  4. 1) Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of the Game-and-Watch and the Gameboy. Gunpei Yokoi revolutionized the videogame industry by creating the best selling handheld console. The Gameboy was a masterpiece. Selling over 118.69 million units worldwide, the Gameboy is the most successful videogame console ever. It even had the world record for a very long time of having the worlds smallest camera!

    2) The Gameboy and the handheld market is still around today. People all over the world have played the gameboy, and it even crossed boundaries concerning trade with other countries! The Gameboy and Gunpei Yokoi have changed the world of videogaming. The gameboy impacted my life as well. Now I can travel anywhere and play a videogame, making me feel the comforts of home wherever I go.

    3) As a leader I am kind and caring for my employees. I never put myself over them and try to do as much work as I can, rather than making them do most of it. Being a leader is a privilege that I'm always honored to be.

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    2. 1) Fusajiro Yamauch is the founder of Nintendo. Japan's government banned many card games in the efforts of getting rid of gambling. Fusajiro Yamauch wanted to create a card game that people could enjoy, and one that wouldn't get banned.

      2)He created a game “Hanafuda” that used pictures instead of numbers on the cards, and it was a hit! After this, he opened his own card shop named “Nintendo Koppai” and it had so much business, he opened up another shop. Nintendo then rapidly started growing in technology. Nintendo single handedly brought video game consoles back from the dead. Along with this, they helped bring the handheld consoles to life! This then lead to the progression of smart phones and smaller, greater technology. Nintendo brought 3 huge things to life, card games in Japan, home video game consoles, and hand held consoles.

      3) I want things done correctly the first time, with no problems. Sometimes I can over plan, but it helps with what I want to do. And if I do have some bumps in the road, I get past them, and keep trying. Fusajiro Yamauch and I have a big thing in common. We don't stop trying. He didn't give up on making a card game, and I don't give up on something I want done.

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  6. 1. Larry Page, one of the founders of Google is someone who created the best web browser at the time. He has been updating this amazing browser as his life goes on and it has turned into the most helpful and easiest web browser in the world. He started off in a garage with his partner than turned into one of the worlds most successful technology leaders.

    2. The web browser Google has changed into the best in the world and everyone around the globe is still using it till this day. People have used Google to look up anything instantly at any time they want, it has turned into the most useful web browser during the time they made it. Now a days their are other web browser but Google is still the best and most successful browser around.

    3. I am very responsible and honest to others, and I always love to help others when they need it. I love to put my biggest effort into anything at the time so I can get it done.

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    1. 2. Google used to be an ordinary web browser and now has many new features added to it, for example Google images, gmail, and Google maps. These new features to the browser has helped make Google big like it is today.

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  7. Dennis Harper, the founder and CEO of GenYes, is who I have chosen for this blog. Mr Harper is recognized world-wide for creating Generation Yes. He is responsible for educating thousands of schools all over the world on Computers.

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    1. 2.) Mr. Harper's contribution to the world would be adding and teaching around tens of thousands of students around the world about technology. If it wasn't for him creating GenYes, I wouldn't be as knowledgeable about computers today.
      3.) The properties that I posses as a leader would be that I stay on track and that I do not get easily distracted. I get work done and then I relax, not the other way around. There are not many noticeable qualities that Dennis Harper and I share, but I am going try to go into the technology field of careers. Also, I want to try and make a name for myself in the world by doing something like Mr. Harper and maybe making or help make an organization.

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    1. Tim Berners-Lee. This man is the one who invented the internet, and responsible for all of our entertainment needs today (who needs books and outdoors?).

      Without the World Wide Web, we wouldn't a lot of the things we have today. Today, people use up their time surfing the web. May it be reading on Reddit, browsing Facebook and Twitter, looking at pictures of animals, or doing research for an important essay, we depend on the internet. Without the internet, news would travel much slower. Remember that celebrity that got married last night? Without the internet, the news wouldn't have gotten to you until you either read a newspaper, or watch news on the television.
      I've used computers as long as I can remember. What fascinated me the most was the internet. I remember rushing onto my mom's computer every morning when I was 5 to discover new things. I would play online games, but at 5 years old, i usually just hit random keys to see what came up in yahoo...

      My strong point in leading is showing what needs to be done. When something needs to be done and someone doesn't know how to do it, I can show them what to do, and how to do it well. I don't want to carry anyone, I want them to know what needs to be done, and let them work themselves.

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    1. Bill Gates is one of the largest, if not the single most influential people in the world of technology. He is the inventor and leader of Microsoft, as well as the creator of one of the most widely used operating systems in the world, Windows.

      His advances in technology have served the world in creating a user friendly and widely available operating system. Almost all computers today, run on either Windows, or OSX, Bill's main competitor. I am an experienced user on both of these operating systems, and prefer windows by far.

      As a leader I posses qualities that can help me lead a group towards many different goals. One of the most meaningful things to me is what someone I look up to told me, he said "You wont get anything done beyond what you ask, unless the people around you see you working, and going above and beyond." To me this means that if you are leading, you need to go out and get your hands dirty, I feel like this can really help when being innovative, and that is something that I believe Bill Gates may have done.

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    2. Some of the qualities I poses are, helpfulness, the ability to instruct, and the motivation to get a project done, well and efficiently.

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    1. Werner is the chief technology officer and vice president of amazon.com. he got a Ph.D in computer science from the vrije university in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For ten years he was a research at the Cornell university from 1994 to 2004. For three years before that from 1991 to 1994, he was a senior researcher at INESC in Porto, Portugal .

      He joined amazon in September 2004 as the directed of systems research. He became chief tech officer in January 2005 and vice president in march of the same year. In 2001 he started a blog focusing on "building scalable and robust distributed systems", he started that while he was still a scientist at Cornell. After he joined amazon the blog changed to be more product-oriented with some general tech and industry writings.

      He is generally regarded as one of the worlds top experts on ultra-scalable systems and he uses his weblog to educate the community about issues such as eventual consistency. Ion 2008 people realized that he was one of the architects behind amazons attempt at cloud computing, the amazon web services. He was named a techtarget top 10 cloud computing leader in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

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    1. 1. Michael Dell, this man single handedly changed the IT industry forever by founding Dell. He founded the company from just $1000. And he has made over six figures with his technological accomplishments.

      2. Dell serves the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions and home computing users. From tablets and PCs to the infrastructure, software and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them. I also purchased my first computer from Dell.

      3. I, as a leader, put my friends ahead of myself and not for my own personal gain.I am able to make tough decisions that are for the best interest of my team. I, like Michael Dell, like to expand on the ideas of technology and enjoy the new discoveries that occur every year. (You can have hands now in the Oculus Rift!)

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  12. Gabe newell,he is ceo of valve corporation and former employee of Microsoft.When he founded valve he created half life which DEFINED fps gaming he has made the pc gaming market what it is today

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    1. 2.Gabe newells contributions to the gaming community are recongnized by gamers and corporate officials alike. own NUMEROUS games made by Gabe newell all of which are masterpieces.His contributions are the definition of revolutionary.

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    2. 3.My main skill as a leader is the ability to micromanage,and as far as things in common go we don't share to many qualities for he has at least twenty years of buisness experience over me and multiple years of college under his belt

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    1. 1. Allan Alcorn is a very accomplished computer scientist and programmer. At the University of California, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He worked closely with Nolan Bushnell at Atari and programmed the first notable video game to hit the market called Pong.
      2. Allan Alcorn's game Pong impacted the world in that it redefined the capabilities of computers. Computers were no longer just a machine for convenience and efficiency, they were a source of entertainment. After Pong, people began throwing out all kinds of games and becoming multi-millionaires. Gaming became an exciting past-time, a full-time job, and a passion for millions of people. Gaming has not only provided fun, it has also motivated countless advances in internet technology, spurring the world-wide communication technologies that we know today.
      3. As a leader I am committed and capable of encouraging others and utilizing the skills of those I lead. I know how to effectively help and serve people to give them the best opportunity available. I don't have much in common with Allan Alcorn.

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    1. 1.Nolan Bushnell is a entrepreneur who founded Atari, Inc and other company's. He is in the Video Game Hall of Fame as well as the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News “Innovator of the Year” award.He has also in Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." He is a video game founding father.

      2.After founding atari and seeing the Magnavox Odyssey's tennis game, worked with Allan Alcorn to make pong. After placing the first pong arcade machine in a bar it broke shortly after from having too meany coins in it, the game was a big susses.Atari made meany more successful games like Breakout and Space Invaders. Fun fact Space Invaders caused a coin shortage in Japan.

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    3. 1.Nolan Bushnell is a entrepreneur who founded Atari, Inc and other company's. He is in the Video Game Hall of Fame as well as the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News “Innovator of the Year” award.He has also in Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." He is a video game founding father.

      2.After founding atari and seeing the Magnavox Odyssey's tennis game, worked with Allan Alcorn to make pong. After placing the first pong arcade machine in a bar it broke shortly after from having too meany coins in it, the game was a big susses.Atari made meany more successful games like Breakout and Space Invaders. Fun fact Space Invaders caused a coin shortage in Japan.

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    4. 2.Soon after the success of pong Atari made an agreement with Sears to make a home version. In 1976 Atari was purchase by Warner Communications but Nolan still worked with them.About a year later the Atari 2600 was released to the public as one of the first home gaming systems to have interchangeable cartridges.In 1978 Nolan became unhappy with the direction Atari was going and in 1978 he was fired for arguing with the company.

      3.Nolan Bushnell was an daring innovator that has started meany successful companies.Like Nolan I prefer a more mellow leadership. Some leadership qualities I have are, I am respectful, enthusiastic, and hard working.

      P.S I accidentally posted the Mister Tree comment when I was wright this and was on his account.

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    5. Pong, Arari; Need a comma after Communications,space between about and the period, *inter-changeable, right*
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    1. 1. Sergey Brin managed to attain straight A’s and went onto his graduate studies at Stanford University. There, he met Larry Page, and they eventually worked on creating Google together. At first, they ran their search engine from a garage, sticking to their belief of creating this search engine, and it paid off. As of now, Google is the most popular search engine in the world, and Mr. Brin is worth about 30 billion dollars.

      2. Sergey and Larry have drastically changed the way information is collected, and changed the internet itself. Google has created an easy-to-access world of the internet, and has drawn many people in because of that. I myself enjoy the ease that Google provides in my everyday life, such as on homework and research.

      3. Some qualities I possess as a leader are taking charge and being able to work just as hard or harder as those I lead. I naturally take charge in situations that need a leader, and I am willing to take charge or the work that needs to be done. However, I do not believe that I could take a leap of faith in my business like Sergey Brin did.

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  16. 1) Robert H. Goddard, he built the worlds first liquid fueled rocket, the multi stage rocket, books with spaceflight contributions.
    2) He greatly expanded the world of aerospace for the scientific community without him we wouldn't have made it to the moon as fast as we did. If he didn't exist I wouldn't be able to study the right material to enter NASA.
    3) Like Goddard I see the logic in various situations to identify the benefits towards the team, I wouldn't make anyone do things I haven't have done myself, I am optimistic.

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    1. Cont' 1) He had thirty four "successful" (as in he was able to collect data) launches with his experimental rockets. Doing so the scientific community was able to make giant leaps in aviation and space flight. He was first to prove that rocket propulsion operates in a vacuum (space) that it needs no air to push against.
      Cont' 2) He helped the United States become one of the first leaders in space exploration. During world war 1 he helped contribute to the war effort by collaborating with the Army Signal Corp to improve artillery and created rockets for the Signal Corp, he also began working on the bazooka but ended research in 1923. He later started working with Lindbergh another famous aviator and they worked together on aviation topics and space exploration.

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    1. 1. Roger Sawyer is a leading space engineer that works in the field of quantum mechanics. He has been working an the EmDrive, a thruster that runs on nothing but electricity. After being deemed impossible by NASA in the past, he kept working on it and now it is a reality.

      2. Through testing NASA were able to reproduce the thruster in a larger scale, and it still worked. It bounces microwave radiation through a metal container that produces thrust, and only needs electricity. With the engine, much further space travel will be possible in our lifetimes, including manned missions to other solar systems light-years away.

      3. Roger Sawyer's example in quantum mechanics has proven there is so much more to be discovered, and Newton's Laws of Physics can't be used on everything. With his engine working, more and more people have started to go into the field of quantum mechanics, and with his research they should be able to accomplish what we could only wish for in the past.

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    1. I will be doing Chris Anderson instead

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  19. 1) I chose Charles Francis Jenkins. He created the television and made computers, movies, and video games possible. He rewrote the way we see things. Once he created that, we could see what was happening anywhere at anytime while sitting on our fat butts in our living rooms.

    2: he changed the world by making the first commercial screens. Now that we had screens, we could then create virtually every piece of technology we have, windows, macs, movies, and loads of other stuff. TV has more time logged in it by people than other piece of technology.

    3) I am not a very good leader. I work better by myself or as an equal with a partner. Once I have to lead people, I have a harder time managing everyone while still getting my own work done... Although I can do it if I really want to.

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    1. I have the ability to get things done and have a lot of determination. Once i commit to something, it gets done one way or another. If others are having a hard time, I can help them; i will also ask for help if i need it.

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  20. 1.)For this blog i chose Chad Meredith Hurley. Chad was the former Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Youtube (before they sold it to google).

    2.)His team and him changed the internet be creating one of the most well-known sites in the world. This site is used for commercials, popularity, news, etc. Youtube as a site changed the daily internet habits.

    3.) I see myself stronger in group. Youtube was a group project with many ideas flowing through it. I follow orders and get the job done. I like making or helping big decisions but when it comes to bringing everyone together im out of my league.

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    1. 1.)For this blog i chose Chad Meredith Hurley. Chad was the former Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Youtube (before they sold it to google).
      2.) Chad's team changed the internet be creating one of the most well-known sites in the world. This site is used for commercials, popularity, news, gaming, music, etc. Youtube has made its into the daily internet life of millions. Youtube has turned people that were doing covers into singers (example is Justin Beiber).

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  21. 1. Min-Liang Tan (CEO of Razer)

    2. They have made plenty of contributions to gaming like their keyboards, amazing gaming mice, and ground-breaking software to make gaming even better without having to upgrade your physical peripherals. They are also currently changing the picture for desktops with Project Christine. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/01/razer-ceo-project-christine-modular-pc-not-entirely-promising-right-now)

    3. I am always better in a group with people i get along with and have similar interests/humor with. I have fun with my groups (if they're friends) but I still get things done and help them in any way i can to have the group finish as quick as possible, while still being enjoyable. I don't know too much about Min, but he and his group/business is VERY successful, so whatever he's doing, it's working. I despise working in large groups, so I don't believe i share much with the CEO of a massive company.

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    1. 1. Razer has become an enormous company that has accomplished a lot in the time they have been around. They create amazing gaming mice, keyboards, computers, and other peripherals. They even create software for your computer like Razer Synapse, Razer Surround, Razer Game Booster, and Razer Comms. Razer sponsors many Major League Gaming (MLG) teams from LoL, Dota 2, WoW, and more competitive games.

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  22. 1. Chris Anderson is the founder of 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturing company in San Diego, and Tijuana. He is also one of the visible leaders of the emerging “maker” movement, who's purpose is to bring manufacturing out of its traditional factory context, and into the realm of PCs.
    2. 3D Robotics has two factories with more than 30 workers producing consumer drones. The “maker” movement shows that new technology has “democratized the means of production,” making it possible for anyone to build what they want, instead of only being reserved for those who owned factories.
    3. Some of the qualities I have as a leader are listening to my teamates, being responsible, having a positive attitude, I'm always willing to help, and I'm someone who makes things happen. “Chris Anderson is someone who makes things, and makes things happen,” says Makerbot’s Pettis.

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    1. 1. I have chosen Chris Anderson, the CEO of 3DRobotics and an acclaimed book author. Some of his greatest accomplishments have been writing books about the internet and how companies use it to make more money by giving "free" things away. He later became the CEO of 3DRobotics and even set up a home workshop to build small drones to sell on the weekends. He's also one of the known leaders of the 'Maker Movement'.
      2. His book 'Makers: The New Industrial Revolution', which started the Maker movement,argues that new technologies have made it possible for anyone to build almost anything they can think of. This has changed the world because it used to be that only big companies had the ability to manufacture, but with new technologies you can build anything with just the push of a button. This has impacted me because now we can make technologies easier instead of having to by them.
      3. Some of the qualities I possess as a leader are being responsible, listening to my teammates, I'm good at helping people, I'm not afraid to ask for help, I have a positive attitude ,and I know how to get things done. Some of the qualities that I share with Chris Anderson as a leader are that we both know how to get things done and we're both not afraid to ask for help.

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  23. 1. Marissa Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo, since July 2012. Mayer was also worked for google and she was the first female company engineer. When she was working for google she was an engineer, designer, product manager, and an executive. She was also was rank 32 out of 100 women on Forbes Magazine's List of The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women.
    2. She had saying and it said,"Make Culture the best version of itself." So Mayer Launch a new online program called PB&J which is basically is a site the collects employee complaints, as well vote problems that are in the office. How this impacts on my life or many others? Well it gives employees a chance to have a place to say something to there co-workers or to there boss.
    3. The qualities of me being a leader is that I'm a team player and try to collabrate our ideas together into one huge thing, which is the thing im best at, I'm really nice to others in my team,but too nice. The reason I choose Marissa Mayer because I agree onto her quote," Make Culture the best version of itself." because I believe we should do that today with everything thats going on in our world.

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    1. Countie from 2. How this impacts on my life or many others? If I worked for her and I have some problems or I wanted to vote then this program will do the job.

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  24. 1)The tech leader i chose is Dan Houser. Him and his brother Sam Houser are two of the founders of rockstar games. This one company has made many great games such as the Grand Theft Auto series.
    2) One way he has impacted the world is by creating great games for the inhabitants of the world.
    3) As a leader i am good at teaching others and treating customers with care. One thing i have in common with Dan Houser is that I am creative and that helps while making something.

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  25. 1. For this blog on leadership and technology changing I pick Mrs. Deborah Kovesdy.
    2.She is a great visionary . Mrs. Kovesdy bring technology to schools and knowledge to homes. She teaches at Shadow Mountain High School as a Gen Yes instructor. She teaches children the joy of technology and how to pass it to others. She has started a one of it kind business out of Shadow Mountain Gen yes lab. A business teaching anyone how to use technology. Genius right. She uses her talent to give other talent in a growing generation of everything on screens, keyboards and computers. She impacts me everyday, teaching new fresh knowledge. She is a fantastic teacher.
    3.I have been in many leadership positions all my life. A natural habit, being big sister and all. I enjoy being a leader in any way. I share the fact that I want to become a teacher. In the ED program. So a special education teacher. I would love to always have her positive but serious look as well . I admire, even after 2 weeks.
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  26. 1. Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the best game designers in the world, and one of the most influential people in the video-game industry.

    2. He created the gaming icon known as "Super Mario" and, single-handedly saved the videogame industry after the crash that Atari caused. His innovations in family entertainment with the home console, the NES, which was focused on video games. Through the use of an innovative controller, affordable hardware, and clever marketing, Nintendo along with Miyamoto at the helm in the software department, saved the videogame industry and made it what we know it as today.
    3. I am a great leader, but if you had asked me the same question two years ago, I would have said "no." Through the genYES program and the high expectations of both MsK and my peers, I learned how to hone my leadership skills as both a person and a tech leader on our campus.

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  27. 1. Michael Morhaime is the co-founder of Blizzard entertainment, that developed games like Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo. These are very popular games that made the video gaming franchise really explode and spread across the world.

    2. Michael helped Blizzard turned millions of people into video-gamers, now that competitive video gaming is becoming that of a sport, millions of people across the world will watch these game matches, and the players will win millions of dollars. I also played World of Warcraft and loved it.

    3. I don't think I have many leader qualities, I have been more of a follower, taking orders and having someone making the big decisions for me. Aside from loving video games and the gaming franchise, Michael and I do not have much in common, that I am aware of.

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    1. 3. I think being a CEO of a game company would require initiative, and being available for your employees. Being able to help them at anytime, I think I have that initiative and got to qualities. (now that Mrs. K talked to me) Like Michael I enjoy video games and how they entertain people.

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  28. 1. Nolan Bushnell, creator of Atari the first gaming counsel that goes in your house and created Chuck-E.-Cheeses.

    2. Nolan has started the era of gaming consoles that go into your living room. From Atari to the Nes and slowly evolving and competing to the consoles that exist today. Instead of going to an arcade he brought the arcade to your own house. Also with Chuck-E.-Cheeses it is made to be a kid friendly arcade where parents could relax and let their kids roam and play the games and come back for pizza.

    3. Well I'm more of a daydreamer, I kinda see that as being a visionary. and according to 212 Leaders being a servant is part of being a leader. I see myself as a major servant.

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    1. Oh and for leadership, I can be kind when I choose to and I have respect for those who respect me in return and I can be very supportive to the best of my ability. I have leadership qualities but choose not to show them much.

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  29. 1. Nikola Tesla was considered a mad scientist he thought he could destroy the world with well timed explosions. he was a person to try imagenable things like making a remote control boat and showing it off at Madison Square Garden. Tesla created a steam powered oscillator. On his 50th Birthday he showed off his 200 horse powered bladeless turbine.
    2. Tesla wasn't really a person to make an impact on the world besides that he was considered a mad scientist, also that he might been able to split the world in two.
    3. The leader ship qualities i have are mainly with teams they are team leader ship and also team discipline. but the person I choose,Tesla, I hope i have nothing in common with Tesla I hope nobody considers me as a mad scientist.

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  30. 1. Ada Lovelace is the first person to make a computer. Ada Lovelace did was write the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper. Ada Byron was a teenager when she met Cambridge mathematics professor Charles Babbage, who had invented the Difference Engine, a mechanical computer designed to produce mathematical tables automatically and error-free.

    2. Ada Lovelace achievements change the world because we have computers. It impacts my life because with the computer I can do my homework online and do research.

    3. I have a good leader because I finish my classwork and my homework and I turn them in on time. The other reason I am a good leader is that I am a police explorer and people look up to me for that. The next thing why I am a good leader is that I follow the rules never get in trouble.

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  31. 1)Bill Gates is my technology leader, because he is revolutionary to the success of the computer world.Bill Gates is the CEO of Microsoft and revolutionary to the computer.

    2)His technology has been essential to the creation of the PC and the CPU. He made computers accessible to the average person in the public. He made it so that every person had access to a computer and that kids and adult could have use to computers.

    3)I possess being a kind person usually and leadership. I like to help charities and making over one hundred dollars a second.

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    1. continued... Bill Gates led the technology race and I am hopefully going to be at the top of my class and ahead of everyone.

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  32. 1. For this blog i'm choosing Alexander Graham Bell. He made the first telephone. He studied business and had a passion for technology.
    2. Since he made the first telephone he has shaped our world a lot. After that everyone wanted to improve the phone and make it better. Many inventors tried making a new telephone but many of them have failed. This has changed the way i and everyone lives because now we all have telephones or cellphones. Without it we would still be using things like birds to send messages to communicate with one another. Just about everyone uses phones so it would drastically change the way we all live.
    3. The qualities i possess as a leader would be believing in my team and trying untill the end. I wouldn't get mad at my team if they do something wrong, i would help them fix what they did wrong.

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    1. 1.Paul Allen, is the co-founder of Microsoft and a founder in a couple of tech and medical buildings. He also scored a perfect score on sat test. He also owns the Seattle seahawks. He also has the super bowl ring at this moment. He also owns the largest yacht in the world but I will explain more about it in the next answer.

      2. He is the co-founder of Microsoft which is a great computer company which has great OSs. If he didn't help found Microsoft it might not be here today and think how much we would miss it. He also owns many research companies which benefit medical and space science.

      3.My leadership skills are much better this year after all the experience from last year. I always try to help out when needed or if needed get them focused but I do need to work on my public speaking

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  34. 1.I'm doing Satoru Iwata he is the fourth and current president and ceo of nintendo.He showed intrest in games early on.

    2.He made his first 7 games in high school on a calculator he shared with his friends.He was accepted into tokyo institute of technology after he graduated high school.While in tokyo tech institute he worked at HAL laboratory as a programmer.He graduated tokyo institute of technology with a major in computer science.After he graduated he worked at HAL full time he eventually became the company's coordinator in 1983.Later in his career h became president of HAL in 1993.He would help nintendo on some of theire products.

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    1. 2(continued).In 2000 he iwata took a position at nintendo as the head of corporate planning.When Hiroshi Yamauchi retired he became president of nintendo in 2002.

      3.I'm not that much of a leader unless the need arises.When it does I try my best i help the people that need it.And I try my best to go through any challenge that comes at me head on.I try to complete any task given to me to a persons specifications and I sometimes try to complete all tasks i am given.

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  35. 1. The wright brothers are one of the best inventors ever. They invented and built the world's first successful airplane.

    2. without the wright brothers we wouldn't be able to get from New York to California in just a few hours. IF the wright brothers didn't invented the airplane it would be so hard to travel the world and visit family and friends that live far away.

    3. i think that i could be a leader if i tried hard enough. not so very sure if i what i have in common with the wright brothers but I'm sure i do.

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  36. 1. Burnie Burns, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Production and creator of the popular web series Red vs. Blue. In 2003, Burns and a couple friends created Red vs. Blue, one of the first modern machinima and the first continuous web series. Following the success of Red vs. Blue, Burns cofounded the company Rooster Teeth, which over 11 years has spawned shows, podcasts, a CGI anime, and the largest crowd-funded film on Indiegogo.

    2. Burns' Red vs. Blue was a major influence in the popularity of let's plays and other videos in video games, and his company was the first to use the term "Let's Play." Rooster Teeth's RWBY is the first American-made anime to be dubbed in Japanese and exported to Japan. He created a large and loyal fan-base that has lasted and grown for over a decade, and which I have been a part of for about 3 years. Just a few months ago he released a video announcing Lazer Team, a crowd-funded, live-action movie, given little more than a title and a goal of $600,000. Within 8 hours, Lazer Team had reached its initial goal. In less than 3 days it had made over $1 million. Over the course of the campaign the movie had raised over $2 million.

    3. As a leader, I have the ability to work with others and compromise, while still being able to maintain the vision of what I want done. I also have the perseverance, creativity, and will to create things better than the average or of what is expected.

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  37. 1. Brandon Beck is the CEO and co-founder of RiotGames. He worked with his development team to create just one game, League Of Legends. With more than 11 million active players each month, League of Legends is the most-played PC title in North America and Europe, and the fastest-growing game in Asia. This and games of the similar genre are currently dominating the "e-sports" community.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_sports)

    2. His accomplishments changed the world of "professional gaming". His game has opened so many opportunities for talented players to make a living off of competitions and live-streaming events (much like sport athletes). The current prize pool for the World Championships is $2,000,000. They've also won many awards for their behavior and company polices (http://www.riotgames.com/topic/awards-accolades).

    3. The leadership quality I take the most pride in is listening. I believe its VERY important not just to be a leader, but to be a listener. Listening and communicating with your team is invaluable. A team of just one persons ideas and decisions isn't a team at all.

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  38. 1.I have chosen Larry Page the CEO of Google
    2.Larry page made Google one of the most used search engine in the world. It helps many people find what they are looking for. It changed many people lives today due to the fact knowledge can be passed around threw this site. An answer can be answered by just looking it up on Google.
    3.In certain areas I show leadership. No i have nothing in common with Larry page

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  39. 1. Jay Freeman, The creator of Cydia for iOS.
    2. Jay Freeman revolutionized the world of Apple by creating a software that allows man people to change the way their iPhone, iPod, and iPad looks and does. With Cydia you can get anything for free, including music and apps, even In-App Purchases (with LocaliAPStore Cydia hack).
    3. I sometimes mod things but not as much as Jay Freeman did. I dont stop on the subject/project at hand until it looks good, and or until it works well.

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  40. 1. There are many technology leaders who have impacted the world in many various ways. Ben Chichoski is someone who has impacted the world on a grand scale. He made the famous game of "Call of Duty". This game was extremely successful, Ben has a net worth of $120 million dollars.

    2. This game has impacted this world immensely, As of March 31, 2012, Call of Duty already had 40 million active players monthly. Out of this figure, 10 million are considered as Call of Duty: Elite users. Two million of which are considered as paying annual members. Also, Call of Duty was originally created for use on PCs, the game has now expanded to several variations including a first-person and third-person shooter game and has now branched out to be accessible to handhelds and consoles and has been released in formats that work with Nintendos, PlayStations, Wii and Xbox.

    3. There are two main characteristics that a leader should have which is a good attitude with everything they do and they never give up. These are two characteristics i believe i have. i try my best to always have a great attitude in every task or assignment i am given. Also i don't give up very easily, if my mind is set to a task i will persevere and complete what ever is assigned.

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  41. 1.)I have chosen Mark Zurkerberg is the creator of Facebook

    2.) Facebook has had huge impacts on the world due to its immense popularity. Facebook is one of the most popular social media website in the world and has changed the way we keep in touch by making the world smaller and has made it so its easier to keep in touch with old friends, family, and kids. Facebook has also changed the way we share our lives with the world. It got the ball rolling in this point sharing photos, thoughts, favorite movies, games, TV shows which has effected our lives in one way or another. Facebook has changed our live for better or worse but as we progress i can see social media like face book becoming really important in our everyday lives more than it is already.

    3.) As a leader they need charisma, focus, compassion, and a sense of creativity for me I don't know about me having all of these characteristics but i can or will because as a human i'm always growing up in mind and body. As someone gets older the mature and grow to what they think is a leader. i am not to this point yet but i'm getting there and when I do i'll be the best leader i can be. But right now i'm a bit arrogant and impulsive and not the greatest at following to directions but at time I do and I am proud of those moments when I can consider myself a learder.

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  42. 1.) I chose Evan Williams as the person that I am typing about. Evan Williams is the creator of Twitter. He created the social network, along with a couple other people.

    2.) Twitter is the second most visited social network that ever existed on the internet, the first being Facebook. Evan helps out a site called Code.org, a site that promotes coding and how to give people an example on what coding is and how easy or hard it is, and give an idea on what it's about.

    3.) Twitter is amazing for connecting and being social with other people along with amazing hashtags and getting trends with them. #hashtag

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  43. The person I chose to write about concerning advances in technology is Shigeru Miyamoto. This man is responsible for most of the iconic video game characters and games that we remember from the early days of Nintendo and video games themselves. Legend of Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, all of these iconic characters were created and developed by Mr. Miyamoto.

    This man is almost entirely responsible for the popularity that video games experience now. Without Miyamoto video games wouldn’t be nearly as popular nor creative. Mr. Miyamoto’s work and accomplishments impacted the world much more than some people realize. He created characters revered and cherished by people all over the world. And because of him video games rose tremendously in popular. Before him video games were simple and arcade like. However, The Legend of Zelda, for example, was a huge adventure with a massive world ready for you to explore. He started the golden age of videogames and the world wouldn't be the same without him.

    Some qualities I feel that I share with Mr. Miyamoto would be excement for things that I’m passionate about. We both share a love for video games of course but it’s obvious that Miyamoto is a master at creating them and he clearly cares about making them the best they can be. Also, I like to think I am creative and innovative which are two words that basically define Shigeru Miyamoto. Because of these things It’s nice to be able to say I share something in common with the great Miyamoto.

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  44. 1) Steve Jobs is one of the greatest technological leaders of all time. The former CEO of Apple one of the biggest tech companies ever connected millions of people throughout the world. His creations have forever changed the world.

    2) For technology to get beyond the glorified dumb bells that "computers" were back then, a revolutionary man with innovative new ideas were needed. Steve Jobs had these ideas, his inventions connected millions to learn about each others cultures and become friends with those whom you otherwise may have never met. For me personally Steve has allowed me to explore a whole new world and become friends with dozens of people around the world.

    3) Steve Jobs can work with anyone he is also has great ingenuity, I would like to believe I have this ability as well.

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  45. 1.) I chose Tim Sweeney founder of EPIC Games and is best known for his work on ZZT and the Unreal Engine.

    2.) Tim Sweeney inspired me to become a video game designer when I played Gears of War the graphics amazed me, the story was fantastic, and i loved the design of all the characters, enemies, and weaponry were stunning. i also enjoyed the animations for whenever the characters jump, crouch, switch weapons, or even get into cover it made me think what could I create.

    3.) I not used to being a leader, i prefer to learn instead of teach.

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  46. 1) I chose George Westinghouse the creator of air conditioning.

    2) He made the AC unit which is a necessity in Phoenix, AZ. This has helped me many times after coming home from a hot day and cooling me off.

    3) I have never really been a leader and prefer to learn from others.

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  47. 1.) The leader I choose is Thomas Edison know best for inventing the electric light bulb, but he invented a lot more things that are still used today. The motion picture camera is an example of this, motion picture cameras or movie cameras are stilled used today in Hollywood. Also he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention.

    2.) Thomas Edison changed movies forever and the way we watch them now. He also made it so we don't need to use lamps and candles all the time. It made me realize how far we have come since then and also how we haven't gone that far.

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  48. 1. For this blog I choose Rod Canion Co-founder of Compaq Computer Company. Rod Canion was not only the first CEO of Compaq in 1982 but the only CEO of Compaq, HP Bought out Compaq before there could be a new CEO. Compaq grew to be the biggest computer manufacturing company in the world in the 1990’s sadly being passed by Dell in 2002. After move over to HP with the company he was on the team who developed Web-OS.

    2. Compaq may be a small player now when comes to the computer business. But in the 90’s there were the largest computer company in the world and helped shape the computer industry. They where also the company to use the AMD Athlon 64 bit CPU in one of their desktops. As for Web-OS I think the Palm phones where the most important phones in the world that help shape and inspire the device that destroyed it, the iPhone. I think the Palm phones were short lived. But Web-OS is now a Great open source smartphone OS that LG is starting to use in their smart TVs, maybe we will see Web-OS become a player in the smartphone business again. (I hope it is better than Blackberry’s return)

    3. I can get down to business when needed but can still have fun when it is the right time. I think it is important to mess around sometime to show people you are human and you care about other things than numbers, stats, and money or anything you might get from a school project, But grades are still important. Honestly I don’t have any thing in common with Rod Canion besides being really smart.

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