JIM CLARK( The founder of the company Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI))
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Biography JIM CLARK
Clarke - the first man who managed to organize three very different, but fantastically successful companies worth more than a billion dollars. In 1982, he founded Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), known for excellent workstations and create special effects in such popular films like 'Jurassic Park' and 'Forrest Gump'.
. Clark grew up in Texas, 50-ies and little different from the majority of adolescents in those years - more than anything else he wanted to have a fast car.
. However, the fact that it will become a billionaire, had no allusions: his mother, Hazel Clark repeatedly the cost, it converges with her husband, while her three children had to contain 300 dollars
. month. Perhaps difficult childhood formed a practical and very dynamic and resourceful business instinct Clark.
. Jim - very thin technologist who understands the technology to the engineering level - "one of Netscape's Jim Barksdale, - He likes to take risks, putting at stake their own money and investing every effort in the fight for victory"
. Clarke - the first man who managed to organize three very different, but fantastically successful companies worth more than a billion dollars. In 1982, he founded Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), known for excellent workstations and create special effects in such popular films like 'Jurassic Park' and 'Forrest Gump'.
. In 1994, together with wunderkind Marc Andreesenom he founded Netscape Communications, which turned the Internet browser, and in 1996 - the company Healtheon - a company in the Internet, dealing network medicine.
. Sam D. Clark attributes his success at the expense of luck, foresight and clear forethought Action
. "There are many people with good ideas about the market and technologies, but they did not think through the way to the hearts of customers - he says. - I also did not have that talent when I started in Silicon Graphics, but I developed it thrust exercises.
Another important factor contributing to the success of Clark's - ability to learn from their mistakes. He founded the SGI with venture capital. But one of the major contributors to limiting the Clark 5% stake, and he had to go out of business all with 16 million. U.S.. For this reason, he was carefully selected to reflect the first stage of its subsequent initiatives. "The idea of a good investor is corrupt, - says Clarke. - It makes a lot of money to start a business, but then takes it for 20-30% of the company - this is hardly fair.
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. Clark Companion base Netscape Andreesen describes his impressions of working with Clark: "Napoleon used to say:" I prefer an intelligent, General General lucky>
. In Jim happily combined both of these. His ability to connect in my head technology, marketing and business completely unique ". Decisive for him was in 1994, when Clark put a third of its assets (5 million. dollars) in Netscape. This made him the owner of 19% shares Netscape. In August 1995, just 18 months, Netscape has become the most successful fast-growing company in the U.S.. Clark became the first billionaire in the history of the Internet. Today, the value of its securities exceeds 2.5 billion. dollars.
Okanchivaya school, Clark said that he dreams to go to the army and see the world. In 17 years he did it. After graduating in 25 Naval Institute, Clark married and fathered two children. PhD in computer science, he received the University of Utah, then in the early eighties continued his studies at Stanford University.
. Advice to budding entrepreneurs (both fortune) can be found in Clarke's biography, entitled 'Time Netscape', which was published in June 1999, the
. Clark said that the hardest to earn the first million. Only after 13 years of hard work he earned above 15 million. U.S.. and managed 5 of them to spend on Netscape. But even after the apparent success has to fight for a place under the sun - from Netscape whole life was spent in the fight against Microsoft.
. Interestingly, Clark, a considerable portion of its funds paid to charity, while preferring to educational programs: he recently donated a million dollars 'Fund Clark', who arranged for his son, Michael
. This money will be spent on the development of innovative learning, museums, planetariums and aquariums. In 1999, the interactive museum of science and art in San Francisco 'Exploratorium' awarded him the prize for outstanding contribution to the development of communication technology. Clark received the award and donated to the museum once a million dollars. In the past year, by the way, the same award was given and the president of Intel's Andy Grove.
. When Clark asked if he wants to retire and relax, he laughs and says that vacation for him is tantamount to death, this word is not out of his vocabulary.