Abert Einstein

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Born in 1879, Ulm Germany, Albert Einstein was to become the most celebrated scientist of the Twentieth Century. His theories were to lay the framework for new branches of physics. He also become well known as a humanitarian, speaking out against nuclear weapons – weapons he had indirectly contributed towards creating.

Einstein is one of the undisputed genius’ of the Twentieth Century, but, his early academic reports suggested anything but a glittering career in academia. His early teachers found him dim and slow to learn. Part of the problem was that Albert expressed no interest in learning languages and learning by rote that was popular at the time.

However, at the age of 12, he picked up a book on geometry and read it cover to cover. – He would later refer to it as his ‘holy booklet’. He became fascinated by maths and taught himself – becoming acquainted with the great scientific discoveries of the age.

Around this time, his father’s family business failed and so the family moved to Milan, Italy. Despite Albert’s fascination with maths, he still languished at school. Eventually he was asked to leave by the school because his indifference was setting a bad example to other students.

He is an inspiration because even though everyone around thought he was dim and stupid he proved them wrong and beat the odds.

Peter Jones

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Peter was born in 1966 and raised in Berkshire. Peter’s parents wanted the best for him and sent him for a couple of terms to private school. It was financially crippling for them to send him there - and, moreover, Peter didn't like it, finding it very different from what he was used to. So at the age of eight he left, spending the rest of his school years in state schools. Peter wanted to do the best he could, knowing that one day he was going to be a multi-millionaire. 


Peter remembers sitting for hours in the leather chair at his father's office, dreaming of running a multi-million pound business. After completing the Lawn Tennis Association's coaching exams, he set up his own tennis coaching school. This allowed him to combine the two subjects he loved the most: sport and economics. It was the start of his entrepreneurial journey, driven by his passion for the sport.


During Peter's twenties, Peter ran a thriving computer business which allowed him to own a nice house, a BMW, a Porsche, and plenty of money to spend. However, through a combination of circumstances, personal mistakes and learning the hard way when a few major customers went out of business themselves, he lost the business. Later, Peter set up a computer support business and then a restaurant, the latter ended up being a fun if costly mistake. At 28, Peter decided to join a large corporate because he didn't have any money, was without a car or a house - a tough position to be in. Within 12 months, he ended up running the business in the UK.


Peter founded Phones International Group in 1998, providing mobile cellular solutions to a broad range of clients. Accounting for £14 million of sales in the first year of trading and £44 million by the end of the second. The Times/Ernst & Young recognized him as Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. His telecoms group was identified as the 13th fastest growing business in The Sunday Times/Virgin Atlantic UK Fast Track League Table in 2003.


In 2009, following a successful Pathfinder activity, his Peter Jones Enterprise Academy opened its doors to students aged 16 to 19 in Amersham in Bucks and Manchester in the North West. He had big plans for scaling it up so that it rolls-out nationwide and offers thousands of courses to students all over!


Peter is a inspiration due to his failures. His failures are most likely the key ingredient to the man he is today and his success. A lot can be learnt from his story and character! 

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in 1976.
Apple revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology, with Jobs having left the company in 1985 and returning more than a decade later.

He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. This man is Inspirational........ The reason; he had many excuses he could have used throughout his life for him to not achieve what he did.
His direct and strong management style has created arguably one of the most creative and successfulcompanies ever.
There is much to be learnt from this man.....