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New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again! … Read more ›

Business lessons from "pirates, hackers, gangsters and other informal entrepreneurs"

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Amidst all the business books lionizing the likes of Steve Jobs (while minimizing his start as a blue-box peddling criminal) comes The Misfit Economy, a history of the business-practices of "pirates, hackers, gangsters and other informal entrepreneurs." Read the rest

How Google and Android benefited from Microsoft and BlackBerry’s blindness

If there’s one advantage Apple didn’t have when it released the iPhone, it was a head start. Years before the idea for the iPhone even crossed Steve Jobs’ mind, BlackBerry devices were absolutely killing it in the marketplace. Even Microsoft,...Show More Summary

15 Memorable Celebrity Graduation Speeches

On June 12, 2005, just one year after he was diagnosed with cancer, Steve Jobs delivered an inspiring, impassioned and candid commencement address to the graduating students at Stanford University. He talked about getting fired from Apple, finding the courage follow his dreams, and even how to live as fully as possible before dying. Show More Summary

This nifty screen protector adds an Android-style ‘back’ button to your iPhone 6

There is plenty that former Android-users won’t miss if they make the jump to iOS, but one thing they might is the iPhone’s lack of an Android-style “back” button — the result of Steve Jobs’ belief that everything about the … Read more ›

Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits Steve Jobs never forgave him, and he never repaired their friendship, before Jobs died (AAPL)

Former Apple CEO John Sculley is now a backer of a range of different tech companies — including the Obi Mobiles Android line and enterprise company Zeta Interactive, shortly to IPO — but he will probably be best known as the man who ousted Steve Jobs from Apple in 1985. Show More Summary

Informal entrepreneurship and The Misfit Economy

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The Misfit Economy looks intriguing; the subtitle is "Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs". Who are the greatest innovators in the world? You're probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs' 'Spiritual Partner' Takes Over as Apple's Chief of Design

With his promotion to Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive sheds managerial duties to work on some major design projects. Meet the execs who will fill his shoes.

Apple's Design Guru Gets a Promotion

The man Steve Jobs once called his "spiritual partner" at Apple is moving up the company ladder again. Jony Ive, the longtime senior VP of design, has been promoted to chief design officer, a position that will have Ive overseeing not only Apple's hardware and software units, but also the...

Apple’s new ‘Spaceship’ HQ could have been called the Steve Jobs Campus

If Apple’s former CEO had been more sentimental we’d be referring to the company’s upcoming “Spaceship” headquarters as the Steve Jobs campus, according to an interesting tidbit in Stephen Fry’s Telegraph article about Jony Ive’s promotion. While being given a tour … Read more ›

The future of Jony Ive and Apple

Steve Jobs once said no one had more operational power at Apple, aside from himself, than Jony Ive. Jony Ive, the man who helped reignite Apple with the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad had more operational power than the finance group, the engineering group, the services group, even the operations group. Show More Summary

Screen time v play time: what tech leaders won't let their own kids do

Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive designed some of the world’s most desirable tech – but imposed strict limits on their own children using it. What rules do others set? Continue reading...

Best Stories of the Week: Steve Jobs, Star Trek 3, Simon Pegg, Scorch Trials & More

It’s that time of the week again. We’re certainly looking forward to a nice holiday weekend, and if you were too busy to stay on top of all the news this week, we’ve got a round-up of all the stories you need to catch up on. Below you’ll...Show More Summary

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Today’s Energy Unicorn: The Scent of Musk

(Steven Hayward) What is it about Elon Musk? People must think his name is “Steve Jobs” in some obscure Slavic language. Sure, I think the Tesla is cool, and think they might lead to something useful some day, but right now they’re a boutique toy for affluent people. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

FastCompany directs us to a fascinating and somewhat obscure Apple video which features company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak engaging in a bit of nostalgia as they discuss the early days of Apple and the impact that both the Apple I and the Apple II had on society and the state of computing. Show More Summary

A Former Waiter Remembers the Day He Served Steve Jobs and the Lesson He Learned

What interaction did waiters who served Steve Jobs have with him when they served him at restaurants in Palo Alto and the rest of the Bay Area?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Show More Summary

Help Me Fall in Love With Your Brand: How to Build a Sustainable and Profitable Marketing Strategy

Most marketers are working to create worship relationships. Idolatry. Worship is established when we feel like a brand is cool, or sexy, or topical, or all three. Elon Musk is currently being worshipped by many today. Steve Jobs has been for years, both before and after his passing. Show More Summary

John Sculley: Steve Jobs 'was never fired' from Apple

Steve Jobs openly talked about getting fired from Apple, calling it "devastating" and blaming John Sculley for it. In his famous 2005 commencement speech at Standford University, he said: We had just released our finest creation - the Macintosh - a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. Show More Summary

Do CEOs deserve all the attention they get? New research provides answers

Media interest in CEOs has soared to stratospheric heights in recent years, with the likes of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs becoming household names. But do corporate top dogs deserve all that attention? New research shows that a CEO does indeed often have an outsized effect on firm performance.

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