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The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawasaki: Ageless Insights into Entrepreneurial Audacity

January 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

The huge success of Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, shows the scope of our fascination for one of the top industry visionaries ever. While most people have come to realize the meaning of Steve Jobs almost in retrospect, for entrepreneurs starting in the eighties, he was already a thought-leader, and the Macintosh was already a metaphor for entrepreneurial audacity. [...]

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Apple: The magic of a steady revolution in our daily lives

September 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

This is a post that I wrote in French for Atlantico.fr earlier this week and that my daughter, Sophie Delphis translated.
The buzz generated by Steve Jobs’ announcement of his departure was unprecedented in the history of the industry. This is hardly surprising: even Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, and one of the most [...]

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From Macintosh to the iPad, the art of the interface: you touch them, they are yours (and you are theirs)

April 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
The launch date of the iPad is now behind us. It was more marketing hype; it was a societal event, just as the Mac, the iPod, and the iPhone were when they launched.
Very few companies have managed this type of exploit so consistently over the last twenty-five years or so. The best PR [...]

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Preface to Seth Godin’s Tribes: Tribes are more than a trendy phenomenon (part 1)

July 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Given that Seth Godin’s Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us came out at the end of last year, the book has been reviewed extensively, and if you haven’t read it yet, I can only recommend that you do. I recently translated it into French and wrote a foreword for it — of which I [...]

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