The life of Howard Hughes as told in the book Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters; The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire.
Topics discussed in this podcast:
He was a film director, a producer, a test pilot, inventor, investor, and entrepreneur (0:01), the start of Hughes Tool Company (13:00), during a gold rush sell pickaxe's / great idea about leasing drill bits (19:00), Howard Hughes Jr is on his own at 18 years old (26:00), starting out in the movie business (32:00), his first plane crash/divorce (38:00), Howard Hughes goes broke (48:00), Howard Hughes breaks the world record for the fastest flight around the world / Hitler was always an asshole (56:00), Henry Kaiser and the birth of The Hercules (1:05:00), his 4th plane crash and descent into madness (1:14:00), Howard Hughe's M.O. on corruption and bribes (1:26:00), I am not really interested in people. I am interested in science. –Howard Hughes (1:29:00)
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