Norris spoke with Opening Lines about his very first invention, the incredible story behind his big break and what inventors today need to do in order to become successful.
Hint: Like most things in life, it’s all about who you know.
Long before Apple released the iPhone, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the company’s two founders, worked on a very different kind of phone.
Today, Stephen Hawking is revered as one of the greatest scientists in the world, but growing up, he was a terrible student who was more interested in partying than school work.
Before he destroyed/perfected the Internet with Chatroulette, Ternovskiy was just a simple hacker.
Before Jimmy Wales helped innovate the way the world catalogs information, he was known simply as the porn king.
Malcolm X lived two lives. It was only after his first life came to its natural conclusion that he began the next life, pursuing the work we know him for today.
Nikola Tesla changed the world, but was quickly forgotten by it.
Steve Jobs was a failure many times over. He never graduated college. He was fired from the company he started then nearly tanked his follow-up company. He even had a daughter out of wedlock, then denied the child was his, only to name a computer model after her (a computer that many, fittingly, have deemed a commercial failure.) Yet, these days, no one seems to doubt that Jobs is a visionary, which is a testament to his power to overcome setbacks and failures.