Think Like Jobs

Steve JobsI’m reading Walter Isaacsons’ Steve Jobs biography right now and am completely mesmerized by it, and with Steve Jobs, now, already a legacy. Cannot put it down.

As I’m reading it, the dots are connecting for me, for things I did not even understand back in the day when I first placed my finger upon the keyboard and used the revolutionary mouse which they brought front and center to the market as well.

My family has been long time Apple fans dating back to the once revolutionary Apple II I remember coming home from college in 1979 to find my youngest brother and my dad, who had been given one from his work with ADP, knee deep into the heart of the Apple II original spreadsheets- pre- Microsoft Excel-where my dad was teaching him to use a spreadsheet for his car detailing business. Everything was in color! From then on it was a love affair with Apple, even during “the dark years”.

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3 Great Book Recommendations for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Those of us Just Seeking Personal Growth (but not ‘self-help’)

My book club is ready to give me the boot. Actually they have been very patient with me these past few months when I recently announced that due to “income, time and duty” demands I could no longer justify reading the fiction choices we’ve tended to gravitate towards, at least for the immediate future. Possibly ’til the end of time as we know it. It was a sad day when that announcement had to be made. I’d practiced it a few times in the car on my way over to our March book club gathering in the hopes that it would either sound pathetic enough to illicit the response I needed, which was basically that they would all understood that any book I was reading for the next six to 9 months, or possibly for the rest of my life had to contain either 2.0 or Guerilla somewhere in the title.

They understood, and did not give me the boot, especially when I volunteered to be the entertainment at all future meetings. Whatever that meant. They’re good, if not curious people. [Read more...]

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