Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Steve Jobs What is it — besides hard work and good ideas — that makes someone a leader? Barack Obama has it. So does George Clooney. Bill Clinton's is legendary. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi used it to change the way people see the world. Oprah worked hers to build an empire. A whole family of Kennedys has had it in spades. It's called charisma. Charismatic people possess a charm and a mystique that make them attractive to others and that make others want to be in their company and follow their lead. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is an example of a charismatic business leader who infuses others with the enthusiasm and excitement he himself feels for his products and for technology in general. Happy 55th birthday to Steve Jobs, whose technological curiosity, creativity and personal charisma helped to make a success of the iPod and the MacBook and to build expectations for the iPad.

Quote: "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... they push the human race forward... because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." — Steve Jobs