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Are you Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg?

Steve Jobs obsessively tinkered and polished Apple’s products (and his yacht, apparently). Jonathan Ive said that Apple doesn’t do focus groups. As Jobs once remarked, before Henry Ford, if you asked people what they wanted they would have asked for a more efficient horse. Mark Zuckerberg built the first version of Facebook in a few…

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They have to want it more than me

I sometimes do free work for causes I believe in. For example, I’ve been a governor at St. Anne’s Nursery School in Kensington for nearly a decade. I think I get more out of it than they do because I find the warmth and energy of the place inspiring. However, I was recently asked to…

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