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Apple

A single person can make a difference.

Pixar

Follow your passion, and never ever give up.

Global vision

The future is what you do today.

Steve Jobs' Stanford speech 2005

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

All time record

933,37 billions market valuation.

Connect the dots

You can’t do it looking forward, reverse engineer it.

Shine bright

Hard work beats talant.

The ant story and what we can learn about management

Every day, a small ant arrived at work early and starting work immediately, she produced a lot and she was happy. The boss, a lion, was surprised to see that the ant was working without supervision. He thought if the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce more if she had a supervisor!

So the lion recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports. The cockroach’s first decision was to set up a clocking in attendance system. He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports. He recruited a spider who managed the archives and monitored all phone calls.

The lion was delighted with the cockroach’s report and asked him to produce graphs to describe production rates and analyze trends so that he could use them for presentations at board meetings. So the cockroach had to buy a new computer and a laser printer and recruit a fly to manage the IT department. The ant, who had been once so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of her time.

The lion came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the ant worked. The position was given to the cicada whose first decision was to buy a carpet and an ergonomic chair for his office. The new person in charge, the cicada, also needed a computer and a personal assistant, whom he had brought from his previous department to help him prepare a work and budget control strategic optimization plan.

The department where the ant works is now a sad place, where nobody laughs anymore and everybody has become upset. It was at that time the cicada convinced the boss, the lion, to start a climatic study of the office environment. Having reviewed the charges of running the ant’s department, the lion found out that the production was much less than before so he recruited the owl, a prestigious and renowned consultant to carry out an audit and suggest solutions. The owl spent 3 months in the department and came out with an enormous report, in several volumes, that concluded that “The department is overstaffed.”

Guess who the lion fired first?

The ant of course “Because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude.

Managing

what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture.

Information

considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?

Emotional

intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification).

Edward de Bono - Six Thinking Hats

Dr. Edward de Bono explains why his Six Thinking Hats® method is a far superior alternative to traditional argument.

Discernment

logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic.

Optimistic response

logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony. Sees the brighter, sunny side of situations.

Creativity

statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes. Thinks creatively, outside the box.