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Paul Allen - Revolutionary Idea Man
[Recorded: April 25, 2011] In 2007 and 2008, Time Magazine named Paul Allen one of the hundred most influential people in the world. His impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor, combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives, have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this long-awaited memoir titled "Idea Man", Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors, both the triumphs and the failures, and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He is the chairman of Vulcan Inc. and founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He also owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers and is co-owner of the Seattle Sounders pro soccer team. Enjoy this glimpse into Paul Allen's life and work, with the award-winning multimedia journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas.