Friday, January 21, 2011

Congressman Paul Ryan: Ready to Reply to State of the Union

                                                                        Paul Ryan

Rising Star

  • One of the rising stars of the Republican Party is Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.He made an historical   television appearance when he and other Republicans were  invited to the White House for a discussion on the Health Care Bill.  Ryan came prepared with the 2000 plus pages of the bill and notes about many of it’s polices. The interesting exchange between himself and the President fell just slightly short of confrontational.

Birth Order

  • If we look at his birth order we find he is a Four/Only Double birth order. Of his three older siblings the closest in age to him is five years older.  His father died when he was 16 years old and he was the last child living at home with his mother.  As he has said, “It was just the two of us, since my siblings were off in college.”  As the fourth born he is the true baby in the family but since he spent so many years home alone with his mother he added the power of the Only child to his birth order

Double Birth Order

  • He realized early in life that you have to work for whatever you want.  As the baby in the family this is a very unusual position for the fourth born with no older siblings to help him.  All the added power and characteristics of the Only child has been a great benefit. He is well liked and that goes along with his fourth born characteristics but he can also be in your face having no fear of those older or those in power. This is what he gets from the Only side of his Double Birth Order.  Look for further confrontations as he can make those in power very uncomfortable.  He may be one of the younger congressmen but don’t be fooled by his age.  We should be seeing a lot more of him in the future.

Reply to the State of the Union

  • As the Chairman of the House Budget committee he has been selected to respond to the President’s 2011 State of the Union address.  Don’t expect him go easy on  President Obama.  He will be in your face as a number Four but polite like an Only.

If you would like to learn more about Double Birth Orders get my book
Life's Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path Throughout Life
by Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst or visit our website

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Genius or Birth Order? Zuckerberg, Gates, and Buffett: Their Common Characteristics

These entrepreneurial billionaires span three generations. Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway is 81, William Gates III founder of Microsoft is 56, and Mark Zuckerberg co-founder of Facebook is 26.

  • Two made the cover of Time Magazine. Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, Bill Gates shared it with wife Melinda and musician Bono in 2005. Warren Buffet never made it to the cover but in 2006 was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • Both Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates attended Harvard but never finished, they dropped out to start their companies. Warren Buffett did finish college and went on for an additional degree. Maybe he represents a different generation?
 They are all Billionaires but they share something else on a more personal level; something even they may not   
 know. Birth Order

Birth Order
             They all share the same Birth Order. They are all Second borns with older sisters.
             All their sisters are approximately two years older.  Because of this they share a
             number of second born traits and because of their male genders they had an easy
             time dethroning their sisters, functioning as First borns but keeping their Second born traits.

Starting Early
  • Warren Buffet had a paper route early in his life and bought his first stock at the age of 11.  That five dollars of profit would set the stage for a life in the investment field.  Bill Gates was programming computers at the age of 11 when he was sent for counseling because of his independent streak, a true second born trait. Mark Zuckerberg’s first computer was a Quantex 486DX running Windows 3.1 and at age 12 he created a program to network the family computers.  The rest is history.

Don’t Tell Me What to Do
  • Freedom, not power is what sets the Second born apart from the First born.  Their billions are used for their freedom not for its power. They don’t like to be told what to do and their billions buy them this freedom.
  • All show their competitive trait in their businesses, often putting in very long hours with an intensity that many could not sustain. On a more personal level we also see this trait. Mark Zuckerberg was a fencer in High school, Bill Gates was always playing competitive games with his two sisters and Warren Buffett plays bridge12 hrs per week. In 2006 he started the Buffett Cup for competition between 12 US players and 12 Europeans patterned after the Ryder Cup in golf. 
Management Style
  • Their management styles show the mark of the Second Born.  Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t have an office but prefers the open office approach, no exercising of power here. Bill Gates’ employees are independent contractors and Warren Buffett prides himself in not getting in the way of the CEO’s of his companies.  He says he just leaves them alone; they do a better job without his interference.  This is what all three of them think everyone would like because that is what they want.   They are unaware it’s a birth order trait of Second borns.
  • All have pledged to give at least 50% of their wealth to charity.  Why did they all see this as an easy decision?  As Second borns they share similar views on life. People with the same birth order are so much alike that age is no barrier. After their deaths they have no use for their money….you might say they then have achieved their ultimate freedom.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you would like to learn more about Birth Order you can get my book  Life's Fingerprint How Birth Order Affects Your Path Throughout Life  by Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst or visit my website at

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Double Birth Order of Bing Crosby a Four/Two

It’s the holiday season and what a better life to look at than Bing Crosby’s.
He was the most popular crooner of his day and the classic “White Christmas”
is still heard every year. His last recording and his final TV Christmas was with
David Bowie.  His duet with Bowie of “Peace on Earth and The Little Drummer
Boy is listed as one of the 25 most memorable musical moments of the 20th century.
Double Birth Orders
Many people get confused when a Double Birth order consists of two ordinal birth numbers and not an ordinal number combined with that of an Only. We also call this a Family within a Family.  The life of Bing Crosby should clear up any confusion. This is how we find this type of Double birth order.

  Siblings                                           Birth Orders
Larry         1895                                     1
Everett       1896                                     2
                               4 year gap                        This starts another family
Ted            1900                                    3/1
Bing           1903                                   4/2
Catherine    1904                                   5/3
Mary Rose 1906                                    6/4
                               7 year gap                        This starts another family
Bob            1913                                    0/7     (He would be a 7/0 if only a 4 yr gap)

Bing's 4/2 Double Birth Order
If we look at the characteristics of these two birth orders we can see them in his work and interests. His life shows what can happen when you combine the Two and Four birth orders.  The Two wants to control his space and its money that gives him control.  He is also competitive and can be athletic.  He will not be conventional in his thinking and can go where others don't feel comfortable. The Four can be a real charmer as the baby in the family and if work is fun than that is perfect for him.  Having a double birth order allows this person to switch back and forth between these traits; this can cause some confusion for those around him.

A look at his life’s accomplishments from his work that he seemed to do so easily.

1. As of 2000 he still held the number of most Number One hit records 38
 2. Successful in record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses.
3. Developed first commercial reel-to-reel tape recorder
4. In 1962 first person to win a Grammy Global Achievement Award
5. Won an Academy Award for Best Actor
6. Has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
7. Was fired from Paul Whiteman band for “bad” behavior
    (Maybe he didn’t want to be told what to do?)
8.  In tickets sold he is the third most popular actor of all time.
9. Walked away from the radio networks when they would not allow him to
    prerecord his shows on magnetic tape. Was settled out of court with him winning.
    (It is said this allowed him more time for golf)
10. Invested in the first frozen orange juice sold under the brand Minute Maid.
      (With this investment he found a loophole in the tax law so the IRS couldn’t
       tax him at 77%)(Number Two needs money for their independence)
11. Launched the tape recorder revolution in America with Ampex company
12. Financed the development of videotape.
13. Helped establish Del Mar race track in California. Sold his interest in 1946 for   
       almost half a million dollars.

His Athletic achievements and Fun

1.  Part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
2.  Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.  Thought to be one of the
     people most responsible for popularizing the game
3.  Received the William D. Richardson Memorial Trophy for his
     contributions to the game of golf (1950)
4.  Started in 1937 the Crosby Clambake and now known as the
     A&T  Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
5.   He was a two handicap player who competed in both the British and
      U.S. Amateur championships.
6    One of only a few players to ever make a hole in one on the 16th at
      Cypress Point
7.  Wife Kathryn Crosby said at a news conference after Crosby’s death,
     “I can’t think of any better way for a golfer who sings for a living to
      finish the round.
 8.  Died from a massive heart attack after a round of 18 holes of golf near
     Madrid Spain. He and his partner had just defeated their opponents.
     His last words were “That was a great game of golf, fellas”  He had been
     told by his doctor to limit his play to only 9 holes.

Do you know any 4/2 Double birth orders?  These two birth orders are very complementary to each other.  As you can see, it can make for an interesting life.

If you would like to learn more about Double Birth Orders you can get my book
Life's Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path Throughout Life  by
Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst or visit our website