Unconventional Thinking

August, 2011

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Goodbye Steve Jobs, You Glorious S.O.B.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I don’t think there’s any question that Steve Jobs is the greatest CEO\entrepreneur of all time.

Yes, Gates, Rockefeller, Kroc– these guys were all wonders in their own right, who lived and worked in another dimension. But Jobs’ ability to create, execute and create again, to rise, fall and return greater than he was in each previous incarnation– all of this makes him the best the world has ever seen. For the US, a national treasure.

All My Love From Hiroshima

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

In real life, things don’t come in neat packages. In fact, they are often messy affairs, deadly ones, with consequences that come flying at us with the speed and furor of a Kansas twister. Or worse.

No one knows this better than leaders. They have to face down ugly challenges where there is no right or wrong just bad and worse. And sometimes deadly.

Google in The Sky With Diamonds

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

In one way, it’s like the birth of Christ. It set up a line in history that separates all that came before and after it.

That would be the emergence, the rise, of Google.

When I Loved New York

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I am a New Yorker.
A product of New York’s public schools, its mean streets, its melting pot, museums, nightlife, Broadway.

For most of my life I was brimming with pride to proclaim myself a New Yorker. Even when I lived in Paris, I was quick to advise all that my heart, my mind, my persona were reflections of the unique electricity that flowed from the epicenter of everything wise, cool, smart and spectacular.

James Deans America

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Get my new book, Your Company Sucks, today!
It has been more than a half century since James Dean died in a fiery car crash, blowing through the fast lane at age 24.
But in a sense, Dean has never left us– because we won’t let him. The dare devil rebel born in Marion, Indiana  with a compass [...]

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