What Is a Genius? Genius. When you read or hear that word, who do you picture? Albert Einstein? Marie Curie? Leonardo da Vinci? Gandhi? History gives us plenty of examples to choose from. Philosophers, scientists, generals, writers, artists, and more. It’s hard to nail down exactly what it takes to be a genius. Perhaps it is a high IQ. Or maybe it’s entrepreneurial success. Or maybe it’s just the willingness to take the tools that you have before you and put them together in a new, creative way. Once such genius was born 54 years ago today. January 12, 1964 – Jeff Bezos Is Born Long before he was the world’s third richest man (and occasionally the richest man), Amazon’s CEO/Founder Jeff Bezos was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on January 12th, 1964. His mother, Jacky, was only 17. And Jeff’s biological father, Ted Jorgensen, did not officially meet Jeff until much later. When Jeff was 4, Jacky married a man named Mike Bezos. Since Mike was more of a father to Jeff than Ted, Jeff took Mike’s last name. From an early age, Jeff displayed scientific talents and an interest in technology. In 1986, he … Read More
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