Tagged: biography

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Steve Jobs – Billion Dollar Hippy

Broadly considered a brand that inspires fervour and defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world, fuelled by game-changing products that tap into modern desires. Its leader, Steve...

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The Secret History of Genghis Khan

I’ve been reading the book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford which was a 2004 New York Times best seller. Through extensive research, Weatherford makes a convincing argument...

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Game Changers: Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, Bloomberg’s GAME CHANGERS reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs – his style of leadership, management and creative process. Interviews include Apple...

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Power of Art – Pablo Picasso

Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso’s many styles and prolific work rate have marked him out as one of the most recognised artists of the twentieth century. Not limited to one medium he created sculptures,...

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The Barefoot Anthropologist – Tom Harrisson

Anthropology has always attracted more than its fair share of larger-than-life characters, and Tom Harrisson was one of the very largest. Best known as the man who invented Mass Observation, he was also a...

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Tales From The Jungle: Margaret Mead

Exploring the work of Margaret Mead, this film investigates the 12 months Mead spent with the Samoans in the Twenties. Her resulting book, Coming Of Age In Samoa, had a huge impact on Western...

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Tales From The Jungle: Bronislaw Malinowski

This film examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, often revered as the founding father of modern anthropology. Malinowski famously “went native”, intending to live among the mysterious tribes of the Trobriand Islands in the...

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Egypt: Ep.2 – The Curse of Tutankhamun

The story of Tutankhamun and his fabulous treasure is well known; so, too, is the tale of the supposed curse, said to haunt all those who were at the opening of his tomb. However,...

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Egypt: Ep.1 – The Search of Tutankhamun

This excellent BBC docu-drama series offers the opportunity to explore Ancient Egypt through the eyes of some of the finest Egyptologists, adventurers and scholars in recent history. The stories of these amazing and truly...

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Power of Art – Van Gogh

Narrated by Simon Schama, this episode of the BBC documentary series Power of Art, is on the life Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century...