Name: Dr. Sidney Harman
Born: August 4, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec
Death: April 12, 2011 (Age: 92)
Computer related contributions
- American businessman active in education, government, industry, and Publishing.
- Chairman Emeritus of Harman International Industries, Inc. and one of the most prominent figures in the consumer electronics industry in the 20th century.
- He and his partner Bernard Kardon made the Festival D1000, the world's first integrated hi-fi receiver. Harman and Kardon founded Harman Kardon in 1953.
- In August 2010, Harman bought Newsweek magazine from the Washington Post Company. He paid $1 and accepted the assumption of $47 million in liabilities.
- Mind Your Own Business: A Maverick's Guide to Business, Leadership and Life (2003)
- Starting With the People (1988)
"My own longevity emits from a love affair with life. I believe the way to get out of bed is with a leap and to hold the conviction that each day is going to be the greatest day of my life."