Archive for March, 2010
Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple delivered the commencement address in 2005 at Stanford University. He recalled some of his struggles in his journey to success.
He attended Reed College for a short time after graduating from high school. He said, “After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary.” He continued to take classes that interested him for another 18 months before he completely quit. Read More→
“Trick me once shame on you. Trick me twice shame on me.” Anonymous
In January, a woman called me on the phone at my office one afternoon. In broken English she said, “I’m from. . . (and named a law office). I am calling you on behalf of your phone service provider. Your bill for $26.73 is overdue.” I asked her for the phone number she was referencing and she gave me one we use for our office at home.
She went on, “This was for charges in November. Do you remember getting billed for this?
I replied, “No. And if we did it’s been paid because we pay all our bills on time.”
She went on, “We have been assigned this bill to collect. If you will give me a credit card number today we won’t charge you for the service charges.” Read More→