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One Man Reflects on His Relationship With Bill Campbell
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One Man Reflects on His Relationship With Bill Campbell

Silicon Valley has lost one of its greats.
Intel Mastermind Andy Grove Dead at 79
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Intel Mastermind Andy Grove Dead at 79

Grove's work and philosophy at Intel has become a blueprint for other startups.
'Fifth Beatle' George Martin Dies at 90
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'Fifth Beatle' George Martin Dies at 90

He was considered the most successful music producer ever, cited in the Guinness Book of Records for having more than 50 number-one hit records over five decades in the United States and Britain alone.
Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74
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Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

Tomlinson had an idea to send a text message between computers using a new network called Arpanet, routing it using an '@' symbol.
Leena Rao
AOL Co-founder Jim Kimsey Dies at 76
Radicals & Visionaries

AOL Co-founder Jim Kimsey Dies at 76

Kimsey is remembered as a savvy businessman and generous philanthropist.
Nina Zipkin
Inventor Artur Fischer, Who Held More Than 1,100 Patents, Dies at 96
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Inventor Artur Fischer, Who Held More Than 1,100 Patents, Dies at 96

The inventor of the first synchronized electronic camera flash surpassed Thomas Edison's record of most patents.
Nina Zipkin
Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88
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Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
10 Memorable Quotes from Pop Legend David Bowie
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10 Memorable Quotes from Pop Legend David Bowie

Take a look back at some of the wisdom the iconic artist leaves behind.
Nina Zipkin
North Face Co-Founder Douglas Tompkins, 72, Dies in Kayaking Accident
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North Face Co-Founder Douglas Tompkins, 72, Dies in Kayaking Accident

Tompkins also co-founded Esprit, but turned his back on the business world in the 1990s to focus on his conservation efforts.
Laura Entis
Remembering Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma
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Remembering Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma

Not everyone can say they changed the face of American cooking.
Laura Entis
Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'
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Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'

The trailblazing electrical engineer who played a pivotal role in landing men on the moon died last week. He was 97.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship
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What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship

Irwin Schiff's wrongheaded pursuit of fighting federal taxes left a lasting legacy for modern business owners.
Ray Hennessey
Bagel-Machine Inventor Daniel Thompson Dies at 94
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Bagel-Machine Inventor Daniel Thompson Dies at 94

A serial inventor, Thompson both popularized and transformed the bagel.
Laura Entis
What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship
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What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship

You never really lose a truly good mentor, even when you lose a truly good friend.
Ray Hennessey
Obituaries are a notice of a person’s death, which typically includes a brief biographical account and is published in a newspaper.