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Cisco System CEO John T. Chambers–Determination, Diligence and Duty to Customers Cisco System CEO John T. Chambers–Determination, Diligence and Duty to Customers

John T. Chambers rose from the ranks of computer salesmen at IBM to lead Cisco Systems, one of the most innovative and aggressive companies of the technological age. Serving as CEO since 1995, Chambers's tenaciousness and ambition were a major reason why Cisco owned the infrastructure through which over 75 percent of the world's data traveled in 2004. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, in the 1950s, he suffered from the learning disorder dyslexia. With the determination for which he would later ... Read More

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Acorns to Oak Trees-TELEDYNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Acorns to Oak Trees-TELEDYNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1999: $8.40/share 2011: $50.52/share In 1960, after earning three degrees from MIT and rising to vice-president and general manager of Litton, Henry A. Singleton quit his $35,000 a year job and convinced his assistant and old friend, George Kozmetsky, who had earned a doctorate in commercial science from Harvard, to join him in a new business venture. Singleton, who in five years had helped raise Litton Industries Inc.'s electronicsequipment division to $80 million in sales, decided that success lay ... Read More

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There’s a lot we can all learn from Steve Jobs There’s a lot we can all learn from Steve Jobs

There's a lot we can all learn from Steve Jobs -- from his '60s-style idealism to his '80s-style business savvy -- and to start with, here are 50 inspirational quotes from the mastermind of the personal computer. 1. "Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' But the child asks, 'What can I do with it?'" 2. "It's not about pop culture, and it's not about fooling people, and it's not about convincing people that they want something they don't. ... Read More

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Revolutionary Movements–Who Is Anonymous? Revolutionary Movements–Who Is Anonymous?

Originating in 2003, Anonymous is an organized group of computer hackers who have made headlines all over the world for a string of high-profile cyber attacks. Anonymous can be described as an online community representing many online users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous does not have a leader or controlling group, but operates as a loose collective who share similar ideals and aims. In its early form, the concept has been adopted by a decentralized online community ... Read More

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Scott Forstall, the sorcerer’s apprentice at Apple–Controversial executive channels late mentor, Steve Jobs Scott Forstall, the sorcerer’s apprentice at Apple–Controversial executive channels late mentor, Steve Jobs

The following is an excerpt from Adam Satariano, Peter Burrows and Brad Stone | Bloomberg Business Week| MSNBC.com |updated 10/17/2011 7:52:02 AM ET (Picture on Left: Apple's Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall speaks at the event introducing the new iPhone 4S at the company's headquarters Oct. 4, 2011.--Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The deteriorating health of Steve Jobs loomed over Apple’s Oct. 4 press event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple wanted the day to be all about its new ... Read More

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Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

The following excerpt is from Carmine Gallo | October 14, 2011 | Entrepreneur.com Steve Jobs' impact on your life cannot be overestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect -- computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs' greatest legacy is the set of principles that drove his success. Over the years, I've become a student of sorts of Jobs' career and life. Here's my take on ... Read More

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Is Apple Stock Still a Buy at Today’s Prices? Is Apple Stock Still a Buy at Today’s Prices?

The following is an excerpt from Evan NIU, November 15, 2011 | dailyfinance.com No one likes being late to a party, especially one where the first ones there get the best party favors. The Apple (AAPL) party started long ago, but does that mean it's too late to join the festivities? For the past decade, Apple's stock has trounced those of longtime software archenemy Microsoft (MSFT), traditional PC hardware vendors like Dell (DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and smartphone players like Research In ... Read More

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7 Lessons From the Lost Steve Jobs Interview, Showing at a Theater This Week 7 Lessons From the Lost Steve Jobs Interview, Showing at a Theater This Week

The following is an excerpt from Steven James Snyder | November 15, 2011 | entertainment.time.com | Following the death of Steve Jobs on Oct. 5, there were some who compared him to Henry Ford — singling out the tech genius as the Great Modern Inventor. But what Apple fans might find most revealing in a recently rediscovered Jobs interview dusted off in advance of special movie screenings in major markets this week (read more about the theatrical event at SteveJobsTheLostInterview.com), is ... Read More

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Morgan Stanley: What iPhone Really Needs is More Carriers Morgan Stanley: What iPhone Really Needs is More Carriers

The following is an excerpt from Philip Elmer-DeWitt | November 21, 2011 | CNN.com The key to future sales growth is signing up new cellular operators, especially in Asia. In a series of well-researched charts, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty has put her finger on the one factor -- all others being equal -- that really drives smartphone sales: The number of cell phone operators that sell the thing. In a report issued to clients Sunday, Huberty shared the results of an analysis of ... Read More

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iPhone Combusts Mid-Flight iPhone Combusts Mid-Flight

The following is an excerpt from Christina Ortiz | November 29, 2011 | new.discovery.com On Friday, a passenger aboard Australian flight Regional Express ZL319 got an unwelcomed landing gift when their iPhone 4 started spewing smoke and emitting a red glow while en route to Sydney. According to the airline, this occurred while the plane was preparing for landing and it was extinguished by a flight attendant immediately and handed over to officials. There's no word yet on why it happened, but ... Read More

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