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Why Many Successful Entrepreneurs Come Across Like Jerks

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern age, men who created products and services that changed the fabric of American society. They are inspirations who proved that one person can change the world, if they put their mind to it. But here’s a dirty little secret about those three, and dozens of others who fall into the same category: they are kind of jerks. Or, they at least come across that way to their employees. For example, Gates, a great man in real life, was incredibly hard on his employees, with Microsoft …Read more »

The Genius of Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day

  What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, our current president and Homer Simpson all have in common? They’ve all worn the same outfit, pretty much every day. Why? It isn’t a coincidence. Jobs and President Barack Obama, for example, are both part of the same-outfit club, but for different reasons. And both are logical, from both a scientific and business perspective. The Science If you notice, Obama wears a blue or gray suit all the time (when he wore a tan suit earlier this year, it nearly blew up the Internet). Why? Here’s the explanation he gave to famed writer …Read more »

Gates Vs. Jobs: Who Hired Better?

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. Gates grew richer, becoming the wealthiest man in the world, while Jobs touched more industries, including movies, music, TV and phones. The two men have always been compared to each other, as both men were born in 1955 and have competed against each other as they rose to success. People ask, who was more innovative? (Probably Jobs). Who had a better business mind? (Probably Gates). But who hired better? After all, both men weren’t just superstars by themselves, they had teams …Read more »

Apple’s Big Day Shows How To Live Forever

Tuesday was a big day for Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company as a whole. Cook finally stepped out of Steve Jobs’ looming shadow, as he unveiled the iPhone 6, new payment systems and the new and improved Apple Watch at an Apple event Tuesday at California’s Flint Center for the Performing Arts. Although Cook has done a solid job since taking over as CEO in 2011, this was his coming-out party, where he showed off some news-making innovations. So we hate to do this to Cook, on his big day, because he is a great leader who deserves all kinds of credit. But really, Cook’s …Read more »

The Real Secret To Bill Gates’ Success

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. How? He is incredibly demanding. He is incredibly smart. He is an incredible negotiator and salesmen. He has vision. He has passion for what he does. But, if you ask him, that’s not what he points to as the secret to his success. So then what is? “The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people,” Gates has been quoted as saying. “If we weren’t still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become some mediocre company.” …Read more »

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