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Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

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Impact of Leadership on Strategy



Tight Rope WalkA leader 's focus and preferences impact the outcome of strategic initiatives.


Suppose an organization chooses to have a strategic initiative to upgrade their employees. The best of minds are brought to create a framework. The framework talks about fitting people to a magic quadrant of technical competence and business acumen and provides an approach to work the quadrants. It is now the leader's job to execute.


Magic Square

Some leaders prefer loyalty over everything else. In my experience, these are people who have some

How Aspiring MBA's should think differently

MBAJune 21. 2010 - Today I was reading a Facebook trail of budding Indian MBA's discussing about work. They were basically expressing impatience with mundane work content that needs them to churn out powerpoint presentations and excel sheets day in and day out. Interestingly and coincidentally, I also happened to read an article in livemint.com which talked about the five point failure of the Indian MBA program. This post has nothing to do about the specific individuals who were discussing on Facebook. However, I did see a connection of sorts between both points of view which I wanted to share.