Sunday, September 04, 2011

Steve Jobs: America's Greatest Failure?

One of America's greatest strengths is its willingness to overlook if not even celebrate failure.  The struggle for greatness invariably also means epic failures (NationalReview):

Jobs failed better than anyone else in Silicon Valley, maybe better than anyone in corporate America. By that I mean Jobs did what only the greatest entrepreneurs can do: learn from their failures. I don’t mean learn from their mistakes. I mean learn from their abject, humiliating, bonehead, epic fails. 
Everyone today thinks of Jobs as the genius who gave us the iPod, MacBooks, the iTunes store, the iPhone, the iPad, and so on. Yes, he transformed personal computing and multimedia. But let’s not forget what else Jobs did.

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