I don't think patience is something that any of us grow up with in a large dose. It's a world of instant gratification.Tim Cope
Lori Greiner is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and television personality. She is best known as a cast member of the reality TV show Shark Tank and has been called "one of the most prolific inventors of our time”. Also known as "The Queen of QVC" and the “Warm Blooded Shark”. She has also appeared on Shark Tank spin-off, Beyond the Tank. Since 1998, she has had a program on QVC called Clever & Unique Creations Show. She is also president and founder of the Chicago company For Your Ease Only, Inc., which she established in 1996 and which does product development and marketing. She has invented more than 600 products and today helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch theirs. She holds 120 U.S. and foreign patents.
Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized exclusively as an architect, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effort to characterize Alberti's extensive explorations in the fine arts." Although Alberti is known mostly for being an artist, he was also a mathematician of many sorts and made great advances to this field during the 15th century. Alberti's life was described in Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at $700 million.
Mary Roach is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor. As of 2016, she has published seven books,: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers , Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife , Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex , Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void , My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal , and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War .
John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. is an American retired business executive, author, and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%. In 2006, Welch's net worth was estimated at $720 million. When he retired from GE he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history.
It's funny: people who meet me say, 'I thought you'd be different.' But I'm still the same guy.Bill Engvall