After watching "The Social Network", a movie about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, I had a productivity spike as it inspired me to learn many different languages and software. That spike has been deteriorating somewhat and I don't feel like watching the movie all over again so I was wondering if anybody had any other similar success stories/links/articles/whatever. Mainly about successes that started for people in college.
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Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter were all founded either completely, or partially, by college students. The founders have had biographies written about them, and the stories of the companies have been told multiple times - see some examples below:
Beyond just programming, there are lots of people who can serve as models for success - check out Tim Ferris and his blog, for example, or check out these stories listing young millionaires:
If you're looking for motivating stories, there is a plethora of them. You might want to also ask this question on the startup stackexchange site http://answers.onstartups.com/
Not exactly software related. But Michael Dell started building computers in college and the company grew from there.