Steve Jobs

The Magic of Selling

Several weeks ago Bloomberg BusinessWeek published an article about Steve Jobs entitled, The Last Pitchman. It documented Jobs’ seemingly inexplicable ability to sell practically anything, as evidenced by his glorious pitch for the iPhone 4, a “new” product which the news media had already gotten hold of and detailed weeks before. I tore the pages out of the magazine as is my habit with content which proffer good fodder for blogposts.

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How Steve Jobs Turned Apple around in 1997

This speech probably took a lot of guts to deliver to the Apple faithful, and not surprisingly much of it was followed with of boos and jeers.

However the thing to note is this key statement below. One that I firmly believe really sets the foundation for the Apple we know today:

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Pharma Researchers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Help Apple Survive without Jobs

by: Idris Mootee

There are a lot of talks about Apple’s future and how Apple can survive without Jobs. Jobs is probably the most hands on CEO in the world (for companies of this size) and I’ve heard many stories from his direct reports how he makes all final decisions even on very small things. I mean small things such as the placement of logo and small design touches.

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Decoding CEO Faces

by: Roger Dooley

The basic concept of facial coding is that a trained observer can detect fleeting facial movements that indicate the true emotions that the subject is experiencing, even if the subject is trying to conceal those emotions.

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Why Most People Are Wrong about What's Strategy?

by: Idris Mootee

Here's
an interesting except from an recent McKinsey interview with Prof
Richard Rumelt of UCLA's Anderson. I've met with him once many years
back in a strategy roundtable. We share very similar views on strategy.
He is very well respected in our field and early in 1972 he became the
first person to uncover a statistical link between corporate strategy
and profitability. Here are some interesting insights:

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Apple and the art of introducing innovative new products

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