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Success Stories

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Want your story to be a successful one? Start young.

For most people the age of 25 is spent in your first apartment, on your second hand furniture, with a job that barely pays the rent. For people such as Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and Martha Stewart, the story is a little different. So what were some of the most powerful people in the world doing when the rest of us were adjusting to post-college life?  read more »

The New Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is attracting a new type of tech worker; and all they can see is dollar signs.

Recently Apple co-founder Steve Woznick told Mashable that when he and Steve Jobs were working out of a garage they were doing it because they were passionate about the project. Now he says Silicon Valley is attracting two types of people; the ones that go to business school where money is their only priority or the ones that go to engineering school and want to accomplish and create things that didn't exist before.  read more »

John Sculley

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley is branching out into the world of smartphones.

I recently spoke with Sculley at the tech summit in Dublin, Ireland about Obi World Phone. A product that is pitched as a more affordable smartphone with the same quality and reliability as the high end models.

“Everyone aspires to an Apple but not everyone has $800, particularly in the developing markets around the world.”

The phones cost under $200 and are being called one of the best designed android phones of any price. While there I also asked him what he thought of the recent movie “Steve Jobs” about the late Apple co-founder.  read more »

Comeback Kids

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Jack Dorsey is back at the helm of twitter and shareholders are hoping he's the next comeback kid of Silicon Valley.

After co-founding Twitter and serving as its CEO for two years Dorsey returned to the top spot last week. So far his first moves have been to slash jobs and roll out new features in an effort to entice users.

This isn't the first time the head honcho has left and returned in an effort to save a company. One of the most well-known examples is Steve Jobs. Jobs was forced out of Apple nine years after starting it. He was brought back in when Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy; now it's one of the biggest companies in the world thanks to Jobs and his new products including the iPod, iPhone and iPad.  read more »

Building a Business

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The tech industry is growing; and you might need a new set of tools.

John Sculley is the author of “Moon Shot” a book of strategies to build a successful business. And he should know; Sculley is also the former CEO of two of the world's biggest companies; Pepsi and Apple.

“What I learned by talking to business schools is that everything is focused around becoming a better manager but entrepreneurs have to learn how to become builders before they become managers.”  read more »

Zuckerberg's Uniform

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Mark Zuckerberg created the most popular social site around; but he didn’t necessarily look good doing it.

After years of sporting jeans and a grey t-shirt Zuckerberg is explaining his refusal to switch up his wardrobe choices. In a Facebook question and answer session he says he wears the t-shirt every day because he thinks “what to wear” is a silly decision. He says he wants to clear his life so that he has to make as few decisions as possible except how to best serve the Facebook community. He also considers deciding what to eat for breakfast each morning a silly decision but hasn’t found a way to simplify that.  read more »

Tim Cook

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With a new man in charge; apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »

Tim Cook

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With a new man in charge; Apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »

Apple to the Core

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Has Apple turned into forbidden fruit, or is now the time to take a bite?

Once every investors favorite stock, Apple has fallen out of favor on Wall Street and Main Street. It's stock is down more than 42% from its high of $750 a share. It's recently been trading well below $400 a share. Simply put its upward momentum is broken.

Reasons from pundits include the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, fierce competition in tablets, phones and laptops. Its profit margins are lower and it has a lack of new sexy products it can hype to get consumers excited again. But Apple still has an incredible $137 billion in cash on hand.  read more »

The Mini iPad

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Get ready to line up; another Apple event is just around the corner.

Apple is hosting an event in San Francisco on October 23 and analysts are expecting another big product announcement. Fresh off the heels of the iPhone 5 this big unveil will most likely be the mini iPad.

For months people have been predicting that the tech powerhouse will release a smaller, less costly version of the tablet to take on competing devices. These include Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7.

Both of those devices have 7 inch screens and sell for just under $200. One Wall Street analyst says he has already had the chance to test out the mini iPad. He says it is 7.85 inches and offers customers a more mobile experience.  read more »