Baseball field - before the game (Taken with Instagram at Samantha Smith Elementary School)
McKinsey Q has published an interesting interactive graphic about the cities of the future - i e 2025. Looking at this image taken from their showing the future hotspots tells us clearly that the western world is not at the center of the world anymore… Click on the link to play with graphics for yourself.
Over the weekend I finished reading the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. It’s a hefty 650 pages and spans the entire life and career of Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple co-founder who sadly passed away a month ago. The biography is well worth reading, I gave the book 5/5 stars. I’ll even say that it should be required reading for technology entrepreneurs and anybody who wants to be a leader in our industry. The biography is a sympathetic one, so don’t expect to read a great deal of criticism about Steve Jobs. Despite that, it’s a well-rounded portrayal of a man destined to be remembered as one of the great product visionaries of our time.
There’s plenty to learn from the biography. Here are three of the main lessons that I took from the book. Each comes from an aspect of Steve Jobs’ own personality, which he managed to instill into his company Apple. (Note: don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers in this post!)