Obituaries

Obituaries

Intel Mastermind Andy Grove Dead at 79

Grove's work and philosophy at Intel has become a blueprint for other startups.
Obituaries

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.
Obituaries

AOL Co-founder Jim Kimsey Dies at 76

Kimsey is remembered as a savvy businessman and generous philanthropist.
Obituaries

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.
Obituaries

Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
Icons

10 Memorable Quotes from Pop Legend David Bowie

Take a look back at some of the wisdom the iconic artist leaves behind.
Obituaries

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.
Obituaries

Remembering Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma

Not everyone can say they changed the face of American cooking.
NASA

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.
Obituaries

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.
Inventions

Bagel-Machine Inventor Daniel Thompson Dies at 94

A serial inventor, Thompson both popularized and transformed the bagel.
Mentorship

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.
Innovators

Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91

The intrepid Ohio entrepreneur convinced 'Joltin Joe' DiMaggio to stump for Mr. Coffee, even though the legendary centerfielder never touched the stuff it brewed.
Obituaries

Josh Greenberg, Co-Founder of Shuttered Music Service Grooveshark, Dead at 28

While Greenberg's death arrives on the heels of his company's closure due to a four-year legal war, police found no evidence of foul play or suicide.
Entrepreneurs

Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

Burt's Bees, famous for its lip balm, got its start after Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984.