Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let's read business Lessons

Steve Jobs (Apple) on Finding Your Bliss

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
Steve Job's company, Apple Inc., has revolutionized the computer industry, the consumer electronics industry, and the music business -- not bad for a guy who once lost control of his company. Jobs cofounded Apple in 1976. The company's Macintosh, introduced in 1984, became the first successful small computer with a graphical user interface. But after an internal power struggle, Jobs left Apple in 1985 and founded NeXT Computer. Apple acquired NeXT in 1996, and Jobs returned to Apple in full force. He expanded Apple's products beyond its lineup of laptop and desktop computers, introducing the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, and the iPad in 2010.

Sergey Brin (Google) on Success

"Everyone wants to be successful. But I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very ethical, and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
Sergey Brin, a Moscow native, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland, then attended Stanford University, where he met Larry Page and began working on the project that became Google, which the two men started in a rented garage. Google went public in a 2004 offering that gave it a market capitalization of $23 billion. The Internet giant currently has a market value of $193 billion.

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