This morning, Sotheby’s New York sold an Apple Computer for $374,500—more than twice its high estimate of $180,000—in its Fine Books & Manuscripts sale. The computer, a 1976 Apple I, one of the first compact model computer that could be used by non-experts to type on a keyboard and operate basic programs, ushered in the era of personal computing.
Our goal teaching for the National Science Foundation was to make a dent in the universe.
Could we actually teach tenured faculty how to turn an idea into a company? And if we did, could it change their lives?
We can now answer these questions.
The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Over the last 6 months, we’ve been teaching a version of the Lean LaunchPad class for the…
"And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs"
FORTUNE -- Edited down to 2 minutes for your convenience, author Malcolm Gladwell's provocative remarks about which entrepreneurs will be remembered 50 years from now and which forgotten:
In a nutshell, the bestselling author (Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers) and high-end public speaker (top fee: $
Tim Cook on Steve Jobs as flip-flopper, tablets & PC legacy, and 'Pain in the ass' patent wars [Video]30 May
AllThingsD just posted clips of almost the entire Apple CEO Tim Cook interview from D10. Our live blog of the event is here. The first video (above) is Cook's comments on former CEO Steve Jobs as a "flip-flopper," followed by a second video (below) where he discussed tablets and the PC legacy.
Links to the rest of the videos are below, where Cook talks about doubling down on privacy, the "Pain in the ass" patent wars, etc.
If you didn't already know about the Smithsonian's exhibit, you'd never find it
FORTUNE -- First you have to find which of the Smithsonian's 19 museums houses the Steve Jobs' exhibit that opened last week -- not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the monumental geography of Washington D.C.
Then, once you locate the Ripley Center -- a tiny circular building, just to the right of the Institute's big red castle -- and subject your backpack to the usual weapons search, you still have to ask (because there is no sign) where you can find
The 1999 made-for-television movie about how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple, and their impact on the development of the personal computer. Along the way they establish close relations to Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Paul Allen of Microsoft. The film follow both personal and professional events, spanning from the early 1970s to 1997.
«No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.»
Steve Jobs, 2005.
The 10 Commandments:
- Go for perfect
- Tap the experts
- Be ruthless
- Shun focus groups
- Never stop studying
- Keep your secrets
- Keep teams small
- Use more carrot than stick
- Prototype to the extreme
The graphs above are from The Wall Street Jourals summary of the financial events in 2010. Story: Bumpy Climb for Stocks in 2010.
Financial Times has also made a neat overview of numbers that mattered the past year here: 2010 in figures: what it all adds up to.
Year To Date Relative Futures Performance [Chart via Finviz.com]
Sara Grillo CFA of Diamond Oak Capital Advisors thinks: Now Is The The Right Time To Buy Cheap Shipping Stocks.