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The price of greatness: Three takeaways from the biography of Steve Jobs

The price of greatness: Three takeaways from the biography of Steve Jobs

Thoughts on the scarcity of great leaders.

From the moment he got sick in 2003 to when he died in October of this year, Steve Jobs was never fully healthy again. Yet, Jobs led his team to a series of triumphs that have no equal in the annals of business. Mark Sigal explores what this says about Jobs as a leader and the price that greatness demands.

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Four short links: 14 December 2011

Four short links: 14 December 2011

PHP Virtual Machine, Archive Your Tweets Easily, Prioritize Your Links, VC Memes

  1. The HipHop Virtual Machine (Facebook) — inside the new virtual machine for PHP from Facebook.
  2. PHP Fog’s Free Thinkup Hosting (Expert Labs) — ThinkUp archives your tweets and other social media activity for you to search, visualize, and analyze. PHPFog hosts PHP apps scalably, and I’m delighted to be an advisor. Andy’s made a video showing how to get up and running with ThinkUp in 3m. (This is impressive given how long I squinted at ThinkUp and swore trying to get it going on my colo box just a year ago)
  3. The Secret Lives of Links (Luke Wroblewski) — notes on a talk by Jared Spool. On the Walgreen’s site, 21% of people go to photos, 16% go to search, 11% go to prescriptions, 6% go to pharmacy link, 5% go to find stores. Total traffic is 59% for these five links. The total amount of page used for these 5 links is ~4% of page space. The most important stuff on the page occupies less than 1/20th of the page. This violates Fitts’s Law. Makes me think of the motor and sensory homunculi.
  4. VC Memes — the success kid is my favourite, I think.
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Crowdfunding gets traction in D.C.

New crowdfunding moves from the White House and Congress are positive signals.

President Obama's new jobs plan supports crowdfunded investing and the House Oversight committee will hear crowdfunding testimony next week.

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