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Lessons from Steve Jobs

by Ian Rosenwach 8.24.2011

Steve Jobs means a lot of things to a lot of people.  I thought I’d write down a few themes which I think he personifies. There’s a lot to say and plenty of people saying it! Here’s my .02 – Inspiring Leadership Scales – Steve gives Apple a soul.  I’ve visited the Apple campus and […]

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Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

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Product leadership and listening to customers

by Ian Rosenwach 5.17.2010

A recent article on TechCrunch about Digg and the role of “fanatical users” brings up the issue of customer responsiveness and product strategy.  Arrington thinks that Digg, and specifically Kevin Rose, are captives to their hardcore users and in doing so have sacrificed larger markets.  He compares Digg to Facebook, who he admires for sticking […]

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Malcolm Gladwell and France’s take on Business Heros

by Ian Rosenwach 1.16.2010

In this month’s New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell has a piece entitled “The Sure Thing” (digital subscription required) about entrepreneurs and risk.  Gladwell builds on a recent book by a couple French scholars called “From Predators to Risk: Exposing the Myth of the Business Hero” (only in France, how un-Ayn Rand of them). According to Gladwell, […]

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