Unconventional Thinking

January, 2011

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Marilyn, JFK and The State Of The Union

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

It has been a wonderful flashback watching the grainy black and white scenes of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s inauguration these past few weeks. As we Americans recall that frigid but sunny day of 50 years ago, and absorb the words of one of the greatest speeches in our history, we hold it in contrast to the state of affairs today, the divided nation, the Obama State Of The Union.

[VIDEO] How To Revolutionize Your Industry

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

In this video I discuss how to revolutionize your industry and implement real innovation in your company, products and services.

A Total Eclipse Of The Gates

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

When I spent a day with Bill Gates in 1990, he was a legend in the making. A soaring star. The first of the geeks who would monetize his brains for billions.
When I spent a day with Bill Gates in 1990, he was a legend in the making. A soaring star. The first of the geeks who would monetize his brains for billions.

When I asked Bill what he feared most in life, he said it was the next young guy lurking in the shadows, playing with code and an enormous vision, who would run past him as if he were a relic of the past.

Bill has now seen the ghost and its name is Zuckerberg.

The Four Second Body

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

When you write a book, the publishers always want to weigh its quality by the pound. They want big, thick books–lots of pages and words– because they believe in some form of fuzzy, ancient, pre-digital age logic, that people judge value by heft. They don’t judge ideas or inspiration. Instead, they look at the way the manuscript tips the scales (or heaven forbid, fails to).

[Video] What it Means to Be an Entrepeneur.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I recently held a webinar for a group of computer repair business owners on what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how to succeed in business. The main goal of the event was to share stories of inspiration with the participants that they could take with them. My advice in the video is really universal for all entrepreneurs and business owners, so I found it appropriate to share with my blog readers.

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