Tag Archives: Steve Jobs

Are you an entrepreneur or just a business owner?

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QUESTION: I come from a family of business owners. I married into a family of business owners. I don’t ever remember any conversations where we referred to ourselves as entrepreneurs or talked about entrepreneurship. Am I an entrepreneur practicing entrepreneurship? RESPONSE: I once asked an innovator what made him take the risk. His response was that the real risk was in not taking a chance and in letting someone else think of the great idea and execute it.

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Does your company’s innovation end with you?

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If ever a leader built a company in his own image, it was Steve Jobs. Endlessly innovative, bold and distinct, Jobs and Apple played by their own rules and created a unique culture that is the raging yin to the buttoned-down Microsoft’s yang. Yet now, even as I type these words, as sure as “iPhone” has become synonymous with “smart phone,” the question hangs in the air: Will Apple’s culture of innovation disappear without its leader?

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Achieve your dreams with Steve Jobs-inspired vision

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What Apple’s chief visionary can teach us about achieving our dreams. As children, we dream of all the different things we want to be when we grow up. Unfortunately for many of us, as we get older, we begin to focus on our limitations or make excuses for why we can’t be who we wanted to be. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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