Innovation lessons from the life of Steven Jobs
. [Weblog entry, October 7.] Innoblog: The Insider's Guide to Innovation.
These brilliant insights did not come solely from the mind of Steven Jobs
, smart as he is, but were framed by Apple's fanatical devotion to customer research and insights driven by the certain knowledge that in the market for smart gadgets, supply-demand gaps have very short lives.
Would it not be better for aspiring entrepreneurs to look at the example of Bill Gates of Microsoft and Steven Jobs
Thank heavens there are people like Fred Smith and Steven Jobs
out there who can see beyond the conventional wisdom and take us to places we otherwise would never go.
A few weeks back, Apple topper Steven Jobs
took a shot at Sony's Blu-ray Disc format, calling it "a bag of hurt" at a computer confab, and later emailing an Apple customer that "Blu-ray is looking more and more like one of the high-end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD-like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."
"These new notebooks are the greenest products Apple has ever offered," said Steven Jobs
, Apple chief executive officer, in the conference call.
Henry Ford dreamed of a car for every family and Steven Jobs
dreamed of a computer in every classroom.
and Steve Wozniak, the founders of Apple Computer, bought most of the parts for their first PC at Radio Shack.
"Thirty year's ago, the first Macintosh computer was an apple in Steven Jobs
' 20 year old eye.
In a past life, he claims to have been the top software developer for Apple Computer Inc., "reporting directly to [Chief Executive Officer and Director] Steven Jobs
," or so he says.