Click me

Eccentric habits of the tech elite - infographic

ECCENTRIC HABITS OF THE TECH ELITE It's often true that genius and madness are often two sides of the same coin, so it shouldn't surprise you that the elite figures of the technology world all have their own eccentric habits and hobbies. Here are a just a few of the ways that the tech elite keep themselves inspired: Generates high-tech ideas using an analogue whiteboard. "I always have nice color pens, and it's great for brainstorming when l'm with other people, and even sometimes by myself." BILL GATES FOUNDER AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR MICROSOFT Relaxes each evening in his 24-karat gold-tiled 'Calm Room'. "The gold blocks out radio waves and television signals that are harmful to imagination." YOSHIRO NAKAMATSU ('DR. NAKAMATS') INVENTOR OF THE FLOPPY DISK Thinks ahead. "Working backwards.. demands that we acquire new competencies and exercise new muscles, never mind how uncomfortable and awkward- feeling those first steps might be." JEFF BEZOS CEO AMAZON Practiced carefully-considered moderation in smoking, drinking and eating. "Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves." NIKOLA TESLA INVENTOR OF THE AC ELECTRIC SYSTEM Analyses data using gadgets and apps to better understand the mechanics of happiness. "Rather than guess at how you felt a week or a month ago, you can record aspects of your mood or health to help optimize your well-being in the future." JOHN C. HAVENS FOUNDER H(APP)ATHON PROJECT Eats the same breakfast and lunch every day. "More choices require time and energy and shift our focus away from other things that matter. More choices also breed a sense of anxiety about making the "right" choice." ANNA AKBARI FOUNDER SOCIOLOGYOFSTYLE.COM Will make decisions without complete certainty. "One useful thing to do is remind yourself that whilst history has some rhythms, it never repeats itself. Even the most experienced entrepreneurs have to assess things with a fresh mind when they embark on a new venture." JOEL GASCOIGNE FOUNDER AND CEO BUFFER Still loves taking photos. "I grew up as a photo nut. Every Christmas I would get a new camera. It's a huge part of my life." KEVIN SYSTROM CO-FOUNDER INSTAGRAM Takes up new challenges every year - from learning Chinese to only eating meat he personally killed. "I spend almost all of my time building Facebook, so these personal challenges are all things / wouldn't normally have the chance to do if I didn't take the time." MARK ZUCKERBERG FOUNDER AND CEO FACEBOOK Measures things. "I've always enjoyed guessing the lengths of objects, which is why I carry a measuring tape around with me." SHIGERU MIYAMOTO LEGENDARY GAMES DESIGNER NINTENDO Listens to music. "If you're trying to design a computer you will literally immerse yourself in the thousands of details necessary; all of a sudden, as the scaffolding gets set up high enough, it will all become clearer and clearer and that's when the breakthrough starts. It is a rhythmic experience, or it is an experience where everything's related to everything else and it's all intertwined. And it's such a fragile, delicate experience that it's very much like music." STEVE JOBS INVENTOR, LATE CEO APPLE So there you have it, the eccentric habits of the tech elite. While we wouldn't advise that you start carrying around a tape measure - or bankrupt yourself building a 24-karat gold-tiled 'Calm Room' - you can't argue with the results. SOURCES Dr. NakaMats, the Man With 3300 Patents to His Name - Nikola Tesla Biography - John Havens - Hacking Happiness: Using Technology for Self-Understanding - A Personal Guide to Digital Happiness - Pursuing happiness: The architecture of sustainable change - Blissfully wired:10 rules for digital happiness - Acting with incomplete information in a startup - Kevin Systrom Says Comparing Instagram to Photography Is Like 'Comparing Twitter to Microsoft Word' - Mark Zuckerberg's new challenge: Eating only what he kills (and yes, we do mean literally...) - Shigeru Miyamoto Loves to Measure Stuff - The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking - How I Work: Bill Gates - Steve Jobs: 1984 Access Magazine Interview - The Information Dividend: Why IT makes you 'happier' - The International Day of Happiness - Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online - Definition of Zenware, BuzzWord from Macmillan Dictionary - Tesla N (2007), The Essential Tesla, Wilder Publications WholsHostingThis? Camn www.FLOYDWORX.COM

Eccentric habits of the tech elite - infographic

shared by floydworx on Nov 28
Eccentric habits of the tech elite - infographic listing 11 leaders.


Unknown. Add a source


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size