Who knew we could learn so much in this high tech world by something so simple as handwriting. The latest handwriting analysis of Bill Gates, Apple’s Steve Jobs, Dell’s Michael-the-Archangel, Martha Stewart says something about high tech and the future. Here’s the list.
Every now and then Forbes Magazine comes up with lists we like. Of course, we’re Americans on this side of the ponds so we like lists.
We want to know who’s on top, who’s on the bottom, and who’s the challenging underdog (what other country has a cartoon charater named… UnderDog?).
The latest Forbes list is a celebrity profile of handwriting. We all know how scientific handwriting analysis is, right? How about the handwriting of our favorite computer people?
Here’s my list and it’s about the same as Forbes’ list: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Martha Stewart and a few others. What does the handwriting say about each? What does the handwriting say about the future of computing?
More than you might suspect. Forbes had handwriting expert Sheila Kurtz give us the skinny on rich and famous signatures.
Kurtz notes, “The small hooks at the end of the “t” and the “i” indicate a writer who is tenacious, holds on to beliefs, doctrines, ideals. Hmmm. Illegal corporate behavior is OK? Who knew?
She also pointed out that Gates’ “t” bar is close to the top of the “t” but not higher than the “t.” That means Gates’ goals are “ambitious and higher than may seem practical.” Duh.
The Texas computer maker is known for being quick and efficient. Dell’s handwriting is reflective of that trait. Kurtz says Dell has very sharp “needle points” on his “M,” which means he’s quick to pick up information, processes it fast, and (my commentary here) loves to poke at more innovative competition.
The handwriting expert reveals a softer, sensitive side to the ascerbic robot Chairman of the Dell Empire. Kurtz says Dell’s swollen capital “D” reveals a sensitivty to criticism.
Imagine how the poor billionaire feels about the criticism of the Dell DJ and it’s performance against the iPod.
Warren BuffettHow about the Second Richest Man in the World™? Warren Buffett’s signature is revealing, too, but doesn’t have much to do with computing other than Bill Gates is his buddy.
Kurtz says the savviest investor in the world is “very emotional and impulsive” because his script slants toward the right.
In fact, the “e” in Buffett is so “muddy” according to Kurtz, that Buffett is closed minded and new ideas are not often welcome. “He does things his way.”
When you’re richer than 95% of the worlds countries, having things “your way” is probably not just a Burger King slogan.
OK, you’ve waited this long. How about the head honcho of Apple Computer? CEO Steve Jobs made Forbes Top 200 Billionaire List and makes Forbes’ Handwriting Analysis List, too.
The hired handwriting analyst found it interesting that Jobs does NOT capitalize the first letters of his name (e e cummings, anyone?).
Hmmm. Analysis? None. Kurtz doesn’t have a clue what that means. “Could it be low self-asteem? Maybe. Could it be that he doesn’t let his ego interfere with his understanding? Perhaps.”
Could it be that Steve’s just in a simple “Think Different” mode all the time?
Kurtz says that Steve’s slashed dot (SlashDot? )SlashDot? over the “j” in Jobs indicates a serious “tendency toward sarcasm.” Steve can “wound with his words, if he chooses to do so.”
Surprise? Who knew?
What’s all this say about the future of the respective computer companies? Absolutely squat. It’s Friday and I can get away with a little literary license regarding subject matter. It’s my site.
Oh, how about recently released feline felon Martha Stewart?
Handwriting expert Kurtz says the hook at the beginning of the “M” in Martha “indicates a strong desire to acquire money, fame, power and more.”
Duh. Oh, and those hooks on the “a” and the “t” and a few other letters? Kurtz says that “signals a person who olds on tightly to whatever is acquired.”
That explains the prison time in exchange for making saving $60,000 on a bad stock.
Our thanks to Forbes Magazine for another in a long line of lists. Click Here to get the whole list of Handwriting of the Rich and Famous.
Oh, one more thing. Because I’m sure you’ll scour the list and then wonder and ask friends, no, I’m not on any of Forbes’ lists.