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?
Steve Jobs made it his mission to develop, design, and diffuse the stuff of the future, today. Recovering from early mistakes in as dramatic a fashion as possible, he delivered. It's not perpetual world peace, but it's enough for one person.