Malcolm Gladwell (born September 1, 1963) is a United Kingdom-born, Canadian-raised journalist now based in New York City who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He is known as the author of the books The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005).
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955), is an American business magnate, philanthropist, the world's third richest man (as of 2008), and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.
Leo Laporte hosts the weekly podcast This Week in Tech (TWiT). The podcast focuses on technology and discusses information from across the web. In 2005, this podcast earned the Podcast Award for most listened to. Guests change from week to week, but regular guests include John C. Dvorak, Kevin Rose, Alex Lindsay, and Patrick Norton.
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was the co-founder and CEO of Apple computers. Together with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jobs helped popularize the personal computer. He was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven GUI and in 1988, purchased the computer animation firm Pixar from Lucasfilm.
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.
John Charles Dvorak (born 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is an American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing. His writing extends back to the 1980s, when he was a mainstay of a variety of magazines. Dvorak is also the Vice-President of Mevio (formerly PodShow) and well known for his work for Tech TV.
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States as of January 20th 2009.
The audiobook version of Dreams from my Father from 2005 earned the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.