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Robert Hooke, British philosopher and scientist, was born in 1635 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, UK. His father was churchman John Hooke, who apparently was the head of a local… school. There does not appear to be any record of Robert's early school years; maybe he was educated at home and at his father's school. His father died in 1648, and Robert, aged 13, used his inheritance to buy a painting (art) apprenticeship at Westminster School, London, under a Dr Busby. Robert took a serious interest in Latin, Greek and Hebrew and studied classical mathematical works. He also studied mechanics. In 1653, Hooke, by now also having an interest in playing the organ, gained a place as a chorister at Christ Church, Oxford University. At Oxford he met philosopher and scientist Robert Boyle, and worked as his assistant from about 1655 to 1662. In due course Robert gained his Master of Arts degree in about 1662 or 1663. Meanwhile he was teaching himself many things and was publishing his scientific and mechanical findings, inventions and theories in scientific journals and papers. For more information, see Related links below this box.
Robert L. Crandall was born on December 6th, 1935.
Robert L. Crandall was born in Westerly, Rhode Island in the United States.
While he and Crandall were interviewing candidates to run American's marketing department, Carey realized that Crandall knew more about marketing than did the interviewees;
Robert Crandall earned a reputation as the toughest executive in the airline industry by mercilessly pursuing the best return possible for the shareholders of American Airline…s and AMR Corporation
Horatio Alger Award, 1997.
On May 20, 1998, Crandall retired. In retirement Crandall served as a spokesman for the airline industry. In 2003 he was appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration Manag…ement Advisory Council
Eastman Kodak, 1960-1962, credit supervisor; Hallmark Cards, 1962-1966, computer programming division supervisor; Trans World Airlines, 1966-1970, assistant treasurer; 1970-19…71, vice president of data services;
he began reshaping the company to suit the new marketplace by cutting low-yield routes, adding seats to aircraft, and trimming the number of employees from 41,200 to 37,000.
Crandall founded the Semi-Automatic Business Research Environment (SABRE), a program codeveloped with the IBM Corporation to provide travel agencies with a unified computer re…servation system
introduced the first computer system for use by travel agents to make reservations and used data on passengers to create the "yield management system" that saved his airline m…illions of dollars. In addition, he introduced "supersaver" fares
In 1981 Crandall introduced the concept of the frequent-flier program, calling it "AAdvantage" and rewarding repeat customers with free flying miles. American Airlines also in…troduced "AAirpass
It was while working at Hallmark in 1962 that he began developing theories about how computers could revolutionize the ways in which businesses marketed themselves.
Former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board, AMR Corporation