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.
From the beginning, the creator and the creation were a single bonded brand. It is an exceptional business achievement if people think of you when they see the product and the product when they see you.
Steve Jobs was a figure -- a post-'60s liberal, by the way, a member of the Woodstock generation -- who had his own poetic predilections, not only for design but also for communicating a vision. It probably wouldn't hurt to have more of that around