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If you like Stephen Cases's story, you might also like:
Timothy Berners-Lee,
Jeffrey Bezos,
Michael Dell,
Lawrence Ellison,
Bill Gates,
Jeong Kim,
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Pierre Omidyar,
Larry Page,
Carlos Slim
and Ted Turner

Stephen Cases's recommended reading: The Third Wave

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"It just struck me as obvious that some day consumers would want to decide what they wanted to see and how they wanted to get it and not just be passive recipients sitting on a couch with a remote control watching television or picking up a newspaper. "

Fresh out of college, Steve Case became fascinated with interactive media, at a time when few Americans owned personal computers, and no personal computers came equipped with modems. He left a secure job with a corporate giant to sign on with a struggling game company in the volatile computer marketplace of the 1980s. Through his efforts, that company became America Online, long the world's largest Internet provider. Under his leadership, AOL acquired media colossus Time Warner, dramatically demonstrating the ascendancy of "new media" over "old media" companies at the turn of the 21st century.

While still in his 30s, Steve Case was already a legend in corporate America. As the co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of AOL, Steve Case transformed how people all over the world communicate, learn, and conduct business. America Online brought millions their first connection to the Internet and drove worldwide adoption of a medium that has become as much a part of everyday life as the telephone or television.

Steve Case saw the possibilities of interactivity long before the rest of the world caught up with him. Now he is applying his entrepreneurial vision to create an innovative model of consumer-driven health care through a new company, Revolution Health Group.




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