steve jobs

How Jony Ive Led Apple to World Domination

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 6, 2014

British born Jonathan Ive, head of Design at Apple, is the lesser-known mastermind behind the iPod, iMac, PowerBook G4, MacBook, G4 Cube, unibody MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. Without his dedication to simplicity and functional design, the Apple products that exist today may not have become a reality without Ive. What initially sparked his interest in design was his love for cars as a teenager. Thankfully for us,…

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Crazy

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / December 16, 2013

  I founded Headbands of Hope during my junior year of college after my internship at Make-A-Wish. I found that girls loved to wear headbands after they lost their hair to chemotherapy. Therefore, for every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. Before I graduated in May 2013, HoH was featured…

The 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 9, 2013

I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a pilot, you need to be familiar with the operation of your aircraft – but you don’t have to source its parts, build it and then sell it to an airline in order to be successful. If you’re an engineer, you…

What Can We Learn From the Founder of Chuck E. Cheese?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 6, 2013

Think back to your childhood birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese.  Reminisce about the waitress telling you, “Be careful, your pizza is really hot,” as if a five-year-old doesn’t understand such a concept.  Bask in the glow of the animatronic, cruise-ship-worthy puppet performances while you eat.  Feel the euphoric joy of jumping in the ball pit. Now, imagine Chuck E. Cheese calling Tim Cook a pansy. It may…

If You Could Choose One Entrepreneur to Join Your Startup Who Would it Be?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 23, 2013

Over the past several months, I’ve been asking entrepreneurs through Under30CEO’s interview series and interviews for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), “If you could pick one entrepreneur in the world to join your team at (company), who would it be and why?”  The results included a variety of interesting entrepreneurs and achievers including a Shark from ABC’s Shark Tank, a dead industrial genius, multi-billionaires, a fictional movie character,…

The Steve Jobs Legacy – What We Can All Learn From The Greatest CEO Of All Time

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 13, 2011

The passing of Steve Jobs marks a sad time in American history.  As someone who was the best CEO of our time, and arguably the greatest CEO in history, we have truly lost an American icon. Not only was Steve Jobs a leader and revolutionary businessman, but he also left an imprint on just about all of our lives in one-way or another. Regardless of whether we use…

RIP Steve Jobs: "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 6, 2011

You may have heard that Steve Jobs died yesterday at the age of 56. He was truly an inspiration for all entrepreneurs and because of him the world is a better and more interesting place. If you’ve never seen it take a few minutes to watch his 2005 Stanford commencement speech. It’s inspiring and a true statement of what he was about all his life. “Stay hungry, stay…

5 Strategies Steve Jobs Could Teach Startups

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 22, 2010

I wish I could show you the pros and cons of Steve Jobs from an objective standpoint; from a view with no emotion, loyalty, or attachment. And I probably could if I tried REAL hard… …ahhh who am I kidding?? Jobs is the man!! I mean we all know the story: kicked out from the company he founded, brought back when it was on the brink of bankruptcy,…

Most Influential Celebrity Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2009

Steven Spielberg: Dreamworks Spielberg got his start charging admission to his homemade movies as a child.  His first war movie Escape to Nowhere was award winning at age 12.   After doing Jaws, ET, and Jurrasic Park, Spielberg co-founded Dreamworks which went on to do 10 movies over $100 million at the box offices.  Forbes puts Spielberg’s net worth at over $3.1 billion. Hugh Heffner: Playboy The playboy…

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