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The Open Forum revealsÃ‚Â 12 ways to be like Steve Jobs as follows:
1. Push people out of their comfort zones
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He was someone who did not read the polls, but changed the polls by giving people what he was certain they wanted and needed before they knew it; he was someone who was ready to pursue his vision in the face of long odds over multiple years; and, most of all, he was someone who earned the respect of his colleagues, not by going easy on them but by constantly pushing them out of their comfort zones and, in the process, inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author
2. Encourage experimentation
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We can look at and learn from Steve Jobs what the essence of American innovation is. What other nations typically lack is a social environment that encourages diversity, experimentation, risk-taking and combining skills from many fields into products that he calls Ã¢â‚¬Å“recombinant mash-ups,Ã¢â‚¬Â like the iPhone, which redefined the smart-phone category.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ John Kao, innovation consultant to corporations and governments
3. Draw from diverse experience to generate insights
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is often people like Steve Jobs who can draw from a deep reservoir of diverse experience that generate breakthrough ideas and insights.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Hal B. Gregersen, a professor at the European Institute of Business Administration, or Insead
4. Do your best work to meet challenges
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I lived in fear that Steve would tell me that I, or my work, was garbage. In public. This fear was a big challenge. Competing with IBM and then Microsoft was a big challenge. Changing the world was a big challenge. I, and Apple employees before me and after me, did their best work because we had to do our best work to meet the big challenges.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, bestselling author, and former evangelist of Apple
5. See two worlds that productively collide
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I worry that we miss something in hailing him as either a master salesman or a master designer, though he is clearly both. His real gift, from an early age, has been the ability to see that these two worlds could, and should, productively collide. It isn’t just that he made computers cool or put them in pretty boxes. It’s that he put those computers in new conceptual boxes.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Steve Johnson is the author of seven books, most recently “Where Good Ideas Come From.”
6. Make the world a better place
Ã¢â‚¬Å“SteveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.Ã¢â‚¬Â
7. Take big risks
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He was willing to take big risk on new ideas, and not be satisfied with small innovations fed by market research.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Walt Mossberg, journalist who is the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal
8. Figure out what you want, and control the whole process
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Steve JobsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s magic was to marry clever code with a fanatical devotion to aesthetics, rare in the tech world. How did he pull this off? By figuring out what he wanted and controlling the whole process until he got it. Very few buttons, like Mr. JobsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clothing.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Andy Kessler, a former hedge-fund manager, is the author most recently of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eat PeopleÃ¢â‚¬Â (Portfolio, 2011)
9. Follow your heart
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The relentless intensity and total commitment that Mr. Jobs brought to his work, former colleagues and friends agree, had a simple explanation: he genuinely enjoyed what he did and found it worthwhile.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Steve Lohr, technology, business and economics writer for The New York Times
10. Look cool
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What Steve did was, he added the fashion flair to technology. The fact that it looked cool was a big part of it all. Nobody else has really captured that.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Scott McNealy, co-founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems
11. Love your work
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But Steve loved his work, he loved the products he produced, and it was palpable. He communicated that love through bits of steel and plastic.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Larry Brilliant, the former director of GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s philanthropic arm, Google.org and a longtime friend of Jobs’
12. Be beautiful
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He told the computing industry: Take off that lab coat, lose the plastic pocket protector, stop fidgeting with the damned calculator, shake out your hair. Who would have thought it? YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re beautiful! He turned the industry into a supermodel: elegant, classy, incomparably desirable, with money to burn.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€ David Gelernter, professor of computer science at Yale University
The “7 Billionth” Babies
The baby is the second child for Ms Dalura and her partner, Florante Camacho, who
quietly stood in a corner wearing a hospital gown as television crews and
photographers crowded to get a shot of his daughter.
The parents and the baby were met by top United Nations officials in the
Philippines, who presented the child with a cake.
There were also gifts from local benefactors including a scholarship grant for the
child’s study, and a livelihood package to enable the parents to start a
Also on hand to witness the landmark event was 12-year-old Lorrize Mae Guevarra, who
was declared the world’s symbolic 6 billionth baby in 1999 and is now in the
”I am very happy to see this cute baby. I hope, like me, she will grow up to
become healthy and well loved by everyone,” Lorrize said.
The baby is one of several in countries around the world being declared a symbolic
7 billionth human. It was hoped she would arrive at exactly midnight but she
was delivered two minutes early.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth baby also presented
the Philippines with an opportunity to assess population-related issues.
According to the UN Population Fund State of the World Population Report, the
Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world, with 94.9 million
China continues to have the biggest share of the population at 1.35 billion, followed
by India at 1.24 billion.
The report noted that in many parts of the developing world, reproductive
healthcare remains a crucial issue.
See photos of some “7 Billionth” babies from Manila, Philippines, Russia andÃ‚Â London
20/20 10/28: Lessons From Billionaires
Wildly successful moguls give back, share their secrets with Barbara Walters.
Very inspirational and powerful, click link below to view footage!
Open ForumÃ‚Â advises for small businesses to survive competition with the big guys, they must doÃ‚Â one of the following:
October 23, 2011
It’s not easy for a small business to distinguish itself from a much larger competitor, but that doesn’t mean you should go down without a fight. One entrepreneur quickly learned there is a way to steer customers away from bigger companies. In order to do that, she needed to make a good impression from the start.
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