Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner sat down with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to talk about the early days of creating Amazon, what he’s learned since then, how he funds his rocket company Blue Origin, and what it’s like when the president of the United States is your biggest critic. The sit-down interview happened in Berlin, Germany, where Bezos received the Axel Springer Award 2018. You can read the complete transcript of their talk below. Mathias Döpfner: Jeff, welcome to Berlin. Jeff Bezos: Thanks, it’s great to be here. Döpfner: I have to tell you, when we were sitting in the first row just a couple of minutes ago when the heartbeat was there, Jeff looked at me and I was breathing in and out and he looked at me and asked, “Matias are you nervous?” I said, “Yes, I’m always nervous on occasions like that.” And he said, “So am I.” I said, “Really? “The richest man in the world is nervous “because he … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos talked to us about leaving a steady Wall Street job to start Amazon, why his rocket company Blue Origin is his most important project, and what it’s like to have Trump as your biggest critic
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By Sahar Fatima Toronto Star Wed., April 18, 2018 Check This Space looks at how millennials live in Toronto, taking readers inside the homes and lives of some of the city’s favourite social media personalities. Watch for regular instalments of this series on thestar.com. Hatecopy, a.k.a., Maria Qamar, is a 27-year-old Canadian artist and Instagram star known for creating pop art inspired by her life as a young, South Asian woman. With about 125,000 Instagram followers, a recent book called Trust No Aunty, an Elle Canada cover and shout-outs from the likes of Mindy Kaling under her belt, Qamar has come a long way from her days as a junior in advertising. Eager to live on her own away from home, Qamar first moved away from her parents’ Mississauga home when she got into Seneca College’s Markham campus for advertising. After landing a job in Toronto after graduating, Qamar moved to the city and never left. She moved into this one-bedroom, … [Read more...] about Check This Space: Inside the Distillery apartment of Instagram star and artist Hatecopy
Gage Schoenheider, right, the grandson of the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, and Vince Cockriel, Red's son-in-law, empty items from a truck to the restaurant as they get ready for an auction to be held April 12 at Red's Savoy Pizza on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Rory Schoenheider, left, the son of the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, and his son Gage move an old 1950's sign for the restaurant that will be auctioned off as they get ready for an auction to be held April 12 at Red's Savoy Pizza on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Rory Schoenheider, the son of Earl "Red" Schoenheider, the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, talks on his cell phone as he gets ready for an auction to be held April 12 at the restaurant on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)"This will be the last time we step foot in this building. I started here 40 years … [Read more...] about Got nostalgia for Red’s? There’s an auction for that.
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly had four missions in space, including a 340-day trip aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016. On our “Success” podcast, he describes himself as a distracted kid who figured out his life later than his identical twin brother Mark, who also became an astronaut. He shared some of his best moments in space, like seeing the entirety of planet Earth, as well as the worst, being helpless when his sister-in-law Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011. When Scott Kelly talks about flying into space, he sounds like a guy talking about his favourite hobby, with the same tone someone would use for golf or fishing. As a NASA astronaut, Kelly made four trips to space, including spending 340 days onboard the International Space Station. Meanwhile, his identical twin brother – and fellow astronaut – Mark was on Earth. Since then, scientists have been watching how differently the two have aged. In March, they said that … [Read more...] about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly — whose DNA changed after a year in space — talks about his underachieving childhood, his identical twin and fellow astronaut brother, and how leaving Earth changes people for the better
Peter Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur known for his work in space. He is the executive chairman and founder of the X Prize Foundation, the executive founder of Singularity University and International Space University, and the co-executive chairman of Planetary Resources, among other organisations. When we asked Peter Diamandis how he sees his extraordinary career, he told us, “I think of myself as a 9-year-old kid having a blast.” Diamandis has made a career of making that 9-year-old happy. He told Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did it,” about how he became the man behind companies making science fiction come true: the XPRIZE Foundation, Singularity University, Human Longevity Inc. As a child Diamandis wanted to explore space, but his parents wanted him to be a doctor. His solution to that problem was to do both. He’s dedicated himself to “opening up space,” making space travel accessible to not just the government, … [Read more...] about Peter Diamandis explains how he’s working toward a future where humans can freely explore space and live forever