Unconventional Thinking

February, 2011

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Racing Headlong Into Mortality

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

For business people determined to make a difference in life, the competition is not the competition.

Time is.

As Steve Jobs rests in hiding seeking to recover from what must be a life threatening illness, he knows the only real threat to his ability to build on this extraordinary triumphs, is mortality. Put bluntly, that his time may be up.

An Idea Is A Bullet In Search Of Money

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Attend a class at any business school in the world and you will hear professors waxing poetic about concepts for new businesses. Ideas that can’t miss. The next Google, Facebook or Microsoft.

But what these blackboard entrepreneurs miss is that their recipes for success must be validated by a filter most of them discount or detest: the risk taking capitalists who reach into their bank accounts and back the shots in the dark with the money they need to make it to market.

Making Out With The Devil

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I have always believed that there is a tight connection, a powerful and uncanny analogy, between business and personal relationships. They appear from a distance to be two different worlds but they are actually mirror images of one another.

The camouflage occurs because the settings are so different: one takes place in a conference room; the other in a bed.

The 9\11’s Of My Life

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Audio Interview With Mark Stevens

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by Mark
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