Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ uncompromising demands and brutal assessments of products in development paint a picture of a CEO who cared little about his colleagues’ feelings. That’s because he was obsessed with yours. A report published this week points to this and shows what is arguably the most brilliant and enduring part of his legacy. Show More Summary
At a fancy dinner in 2011, President Barack Obama asked Steve Jobs: What would it take to convince Apple to make the iPhone in the United States? Jobs' response: Those jobs aren't coming back. Fast forward six years, and a new president...Show More Summary
The US government has always had a hard time getting techies to work for it, but with a little help from Steve Jobs, the White House’s Digital Services team is hoping that will soon change. President Obama created the US Digital Services branch as a startup within the White House in 2014 to help improve […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
As the Obama administration leaves the White House this week, one piece of the outgoing president's legacy -- the U.S. Digital Service -- is attempting to woo Silicon Valley techies to work for government agencies. Their recruitment strategy: Using the words of Apple's iconic late cofounder, Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs. Sam Walton. Bill Gates. Marc Benioff. What do all of these people have in common? They’re highly successful entrepreneurs. Mediocre entrepreneurs abound, but it takes something distinct to be highly successful. In my own career, I’ve noticed that certain habits and practices allow me to perform at my [...]
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs My 2017 mantra is Focus and Simple! Keeping all aspects of my life clean, simple and clutter-free... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
Under Tim Cook -- who assumed the CEO reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 -- Apple has become a more hierarchical company, where people largely stick to the tasks they were hired for, according former Apple engineer Bob Burrough.
GarageBand for iPhone and iPad version 2.2 once again redefines what it means to make music on mobile. When Steve Jobs revealed GarageBand for iPad, it was one of those moments that redefined mobile software for me. iPhone showed us you could touch your music. Show More Summary
There may be disagreement over whether Tim Cook’s Apple is a more predictable, less interesting one than Steve Jobs’ Apple, but one thing that’s for certain is that Cook has enjoyed a heckuva rise to power. In a new video created by the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper, a 90-second recap of Cook’s career so far shows […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
2016 was one of the most boring years for Apple in recent memory and according to at least one ex-Apple employee, Tim Cook’s management style is the biggest reasons why. Steve Jobs was notorious for inciting conflict and competitionShow More Summary
Healthcare.gov, the student loan calculator, and digital immigration forms have one major thing in common: the U.S. Digital Service. The U.S. Digital Service is a White House organization created by Obama in 2014 to help the government...Show More Summary
With only a few days left in President Obama's administration, the White House branch that handled some of his most important technological endeavors is looking to raise its profile in Silicon Valley. The U.S. Digital Service, an Obama-founded...Show More Summary
The late Steve Jobs once said: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Show More Summary
Stassi Schroeder had Kyle Cooke as her most recent podcast guest. Kyle is the blonde guy from Summer House who compared Stassi (in her turtleneck swimsuit) to Steve Jobs. “That scene made my year,” Stassi laughs. Kyle actually wore a turtleneck to the interview. Show More Summary
Super Deluxe’s Vic Berger has forged a comedic niche by editing existing footage to exploit the subtle behavioral tics or odd phrasings of his subjects, which can run the gamut from Donald Trump to doomsaying televangelist Jim Bakker. Show More Summary
The Bachelor spoilers have been in full swing since the new season started (and even a bit before) thanks to Reality Steve. Each and every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise, Steve does a great job in letting fans know exactly what’s going to happen at the end — and he’s... Show More Summary
January 16, 1986: Apple introduces the Macintosh Plus, its third Mac model and the first to be released after Steve Jobs was forced out of the company the previous year. The Mac Plus is the first Macintosh to include a SCSI port, the main way of attaching your Mac to other devices until it was […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Though President Obama gave his official farewell address last week, he's still making his goodbye rounds before Donald Trump takes over his job. In his last interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, Obama talked with Steve Kroft about everything from his accomplishments (a scandal-free administration) to his failures (convincing congress to move ... More »
What are the best books to read about Apple, Steve Jobs, Jony Ive, and the products that changed everything? Here are my favorites! Apple is a singular company. None other have achieved their success. They make even more money than those who have oligopoly control over rare fossil fuel resources. Show More Summary
This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the public unveiling of the air defense system that led to networked and interactive computing, and the Apple Lisa and Apple Macintosh that led to the mainstreaming of the graphical user interface.