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Entrepreneurship is Our Revolution

This inspirational post was written by Steve Blank,  who teaches entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program. author of the incredible book "Four Steps to the Epiphany" and so much more.


I wanted to share an article before Thanksgiving that really spoke to me and the hearts of many. I have been looking for days and felt when the right one came along, I would know it. This is that piece. No disrespect to the author, I moved things around and broke up paragraphs into smaller bites. They were so inspiring they almost jumped off the page.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. So grateful to have this platform and a wonderful community of fellow travelers on this path to share the journey.


Intro:


"This Thanksgiving season, it might seem there’s less to be thankful for. One out of eleven of Americans is out of work. Many pundits say the American dream is dead and see further decline of the West, particularly the US."


"When it's darkest men see the stars.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


My prediction:


"this decade may well be our country’s finest hour


the beginning of an economic revolution as important as the scientific revolution in the 16th century and the industrial revolution in the 18th century.


**This entrepreneurial revolution will permanently reshape business as we know it


**More importantly, change the quality of life for all who come after us."


**It’s possible we’ll look back to this decade as the beginning of our own revolution.


**It may even be the dawn of a new era for a new American economy built on entrepreneurship and innovation.


****Our children will look back on and marvel that when it was the darkest, we saw the stars.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Entrepreneurs and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://www.cnbc.com/id/45307694]

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Shutting Out the Noise & Focusing on What Truly Matters

Shutting Out the Noise & Focusing on What Truly Matters | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I thought about where to post this piece by Diana Baur Strinati.  I was going to create another topic but decided it's appropiate here because it's Sunday afternoon, and we can all relate to this in some way or another.


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Everything that’s worthwhile requires focus. Focus is hard today, because we have so many things competing for our attention. Even if we are all alone, standing perfectly still, we know full well that text messages and emails are arriving, urging us to stop what we’re doing and look. And once we’ve looked we’ve lost something – and that something is focus on the thing we were doing first.


It’s called progress.

 

Here's what caught my attention:


There’s another kind of progress, of course. The kind that takes place only after the electronic devices have been turned off, the doors are shut and the only thing to be heard is the sound of our own heart beating. These are places where you can focus your energy without disruption. Places where you can focus are critical to becoming accomplished at the things we are passionate about.


http://www.acertainsimplicity.com/2011/09/a-place-to-focus/

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An Analogy of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs

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Written by Randall Strauss New York Times today (Sunday)


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Very moving piece, just had to share it......


"The deaths of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs brought outpourings of public grief, but while both were celebrated for their genius, Mr. Jobs was also remembered for his humanity."


Excerpt:


The broad outpouring that has followed the death of Steve Jobs reminds me of the display of grief following Edison’s death.


**In both cases, their passing evoked an extraordinary public response, tributes that were greater and broader than those paid to many a head of state. Why is that?


Both men have fully occupied my attention at different times. I wrote a book about Mr. Jobs in 1993. I looked at his struggling endeavor to start another computer company, NeXT, after he left Apple amid a power struggle in 1985.


His return to Apple in 1997 and the triumphs that would follow were not within sight. I took my snapshot of him and the company when he was at the miserable nadir of his professional life.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/business/an-analogy-of-thomas-edison-and-steve-jobs.html?_r=1

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Viqi French's comment, October 9, 2011 3:38 PM
Great find, Jan. So many similarities between Edison and Jobs. Really something to ponder about how history will view Jobs: huge!!