A few months ago I spoke at an event that Steve Wozniak also spoke at. What struck me the most was his overwhelming sense of gratitude -- for having the opportunity to make the world a better place; to run our businesses better and to have an enhanced life.
Most interview processes at tech companies are failures because past performance is not a predictor for future performance. I've learned to trust a less scientific data source as both a job seeker and a talent seeker: my gut.
Apple legend Steve Wozniak, known by most as "Woz," turned 62 years old this past week. While the world at large knows his name as co-founder of Apple, today he sits as Chief Scientist at a company called Fusion-io, whose chief focus is to deliver data faster.
Now that we've all recovered from the Oscars, I find myself wondering: Who would we ceremoniously lavish with praise in the entrepreneurial world? Who among the investors, entrepreneurs and advisors should we commend for their startup savvy and used as a benchmark for performers in years to come?