Posts tagged ‘Apple’

May 22, 2013

Tumblr: All Thanks To Mum?

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You couldn’t have missed the news that social networking site Tumblr was sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.  A new 26 year old techie genius joins the growing club of under 30s millionaires and deservedly so.  I was pondering though… would it have happened if his mum was more conservative?

David Karp (Tumblr creator and CEO) dropped out of school aged 14 at the advice of his mother, a teacher in a different school to her son’s and recommended home schooling.  She observed that her son was so engrossed in and obsessed with his computer that it was something to encourage and give space to.  What an amazing and brave mother!  Can you imagine that happening in your house??

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May 15, 2012

Heaven And Other Fairytales

Professor Stephen Hawking declared that heaven was a fairytale for people who are afraid of the dark and there is no such thing.  In an interview with The Guardian he also told us what we should do with ourselves

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October 14, 2011

Great Speeches

We all remember a few lines of great speeches made by leaders such as Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Churchill and Gandhi.  Those, however, were speeches of yesteryear.  Many of you may have already heard snippets of a famous speech more relevant to our generation by Steve Jobs at a Stanford University graduation in 2005 – how lucky those graduates were.  I don’t even remember the speech at my graduation it was so dull with my friends and I concentrating on not tripping up on stage instead of actually listening.

It truly is an inspiring speech for all of us that touches the soul and here it is, in full for you to cut and keep, enjoy:

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

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August 25, 2011

Apple A Day

A headline that knocked Libya from the No.1 spot is indeed global news: Steve Jobs handed in his resignation as CEO of Apple and the world blinked in disbelief and fear for the innovation black hole it could create.

I haven’t bought into the Apple Way Of Life quite as wholeheartedly

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