2011 PREDICTIONS: How Did I Do?


For many years now I’ve made predictions, and for just as many years I review how I did. This is the week I do the reviewing, my predictions for 2012 should arrive around the New Year, assuming I find the right inspiration. 2011 was a strange year in many ways. We lost Steve Jobs, stupid Internet legislation reared its ugly ...

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Steve Jobs and Apple are Not Good Benchmarks


The obituaries and tributes are fulsome and quite rightly so. Steve Jobs was an extraordinary man who built Apple into an extraordinary company. In the best tradition of declaring interests, let me say that I am also an Apple loyalist, an iPhile. I love the products, so my views may be slightly biased when I say that the Apple of the last 10 years is one of the most successful business stories ever.

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Four Things I Learned from Steve Jobs


To quote the President, Steve Jobs put the internet in our pocket – and with it the gateway to most human knowledge and connectivity in something that costs about the same as a pair of shoes or a good bottle of wine. I think of four things that stay with me and I think will stay with me for the rest of my life as loyal member of the Apple community:

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Touchscreen Farewell to Steve Jobs


It was a very sad day when I heard the news that Steve Jobs, who has died aged 56 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The world has lost a visionary, not only he made an unprecedented impact not only on the world of computing and consumer electronics with insanely great products that inspired a generation of people to dream big and be different, he has also reinvented management by building and rebuilding one of the greatest companies on earth.

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Weekend Mashup – 10-9-11 – The World Mourns Steve Jobs

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the steady media and political drumbeat of the word "jobs," the very unit of measure, that declares what is missing in our economy, that is repeated every minute of every hour, that, according to a new study from Gallup CEO Dan Clifford, represents the new American (and probably every other countries) definition of the American Dream is of course...Steve Jobs' last name. What we need, what we want, what we must create to be truly vibrant, inextricably, linguistically, linked forever to the founder of Apple.

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mHealth – Making Steve Jobs Proud


Like many engaged on twitter, I was saddened by the news of Steve Jobs death. Minutes after the story broke, I reached out to my good friend Ken Rosen (@ken_rosen), who had worked for Jobs, and he admitted that he was taking the news harder than expected. Harvard Business Review (#hbrchat) created a memorial page and dedicated the regular Thursday time slot to discuss his legacy.

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Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison


“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” The most frequently cited words ever spoken by Thomas Edison - for better or for worse - stand as a benchmark for the relationship between inspiration and human effort. But most people need more than 1% inspiration to do anything. In his genius, Edison only needed 1% inspiration…and our mourned wunderkind Steve Jobs as well. But the rest of us need much more than 1% to swing us into action.

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Steve Jobs' Best Speech – the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.

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