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Archive: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Bounding over generations

The young techies at Apple stores have a benevolent, patient "you-can-do-it" attitude that soothes the confused boomers who sheepishly come into the store.

By Juana Bordas | January 29, 2010; 1:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Right brain, left brain

If you're aiming for the level of success Apple has enjoyed, you need the kind of synergy its leaders have created between the creative and business sides of the company.

By Yash Gupta | January 29, 2010; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Making vertical integration work

Apple has proven, where others have failed, that a vertically integrated company can win -- and it takes a strong leader like Steve Jobs to keep internal agendas in check.

By David Flynn | January 29, 2010; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (5)

A forceful passion

Steve Jobs is a text-book example of a brilliant productive narcissist.

By Michael Maccoby | January 29, 2010; 8:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

Camped outside their door

Good leadership is, essentially, good storytelling. Apple's products aren't just objects, they are integral parts of consumers' daily stories.

By Coro Fellows | January 28, 2010; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Insanely great' leadership

For all the stories of his ego and pushing people too hard, Steve Jobs still manages to inspire and lead.

By Deborah Ancona | January 28, 2010; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

It's always been personal

How many times have you inquired about a product at a store, and the clerk answers with the word "we"?

By John Baldoni | January 28, 2010; 2:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Secret Apple-sauce

The code is cracked: Put on your apron and start cooking like Apple.

By Alaina Love | January 28, 2010; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (3)

Give them iPads!

"To my fellow Democrats: You've squandered a lot of opportunity this year making yourselves caricatures of the broken system. To my Republican opposition: Don't be smug.

By Paul Schmitz | January 27, 2010; 4:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

The SOTU first draft

"The work is hard but history tells us we have only one choice: to push through the changes we need. (Mention previous eight years, skillfully point out that none of the current problems are actually my fault)."

By Coro Fellows | January 27, 2010; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Populist bigotry'

"I should have recognized earlier the desperate and futile barriers my opponents have built. My 'restless dream' has turned into a nightmare for the American people."

By Warren Bennis | January 27, 2010; 6:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

'Jobs, jobs and more jobs'

President Obama has to get back to what he did so well on the campaign trail: demonstrating in plain language that he understands people's difficulties.

By Yash Gupta | January 26, 2010; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

'You still believe'

"The avalanche of problems now facing us has not buried my belief in change. Deep down, you still believe in change too."

By Katherine Tyler Scott | January 26, 2010; 3:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Busting the filibuster

Hope is the belief that what is desirable is possible.

By Juana Bordas | January 26, 2010; 3:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Price of liberty'

We cannot accept the bureaucratic bungling that almost allowed a terrorist to blow up a plane at Christmas. We must and will be more vigilant.

By Michael Maccoby | January 26, 2010; 2:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

An emotional face

Dear Mr. President: Stop assuming people think logically and act rationally. Think instead about the emotions you want the American public to embody - and then display them yourself.

By Carol Kinsey Goman | January 26, 2010; 5:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

A seductive opportunity

The president needs to demonstrate a level of humility and awareness that this is "his shift," and things are very problematic in a number of areas.

By John H. Cochran, MD | January 26, 2010; 5:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not a natural disaster

The fire that nearly melted down the greatest economy on earth was an act of arson, and wealth inoculates no one from American justice.

By Andy Stern | January 25, 2010; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

The politics of small things

Government isn't about serving the little things. It's about dreaming the big things and reaching for them.

By Donald Kettl | January 25, 2010; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Beyond partisan bickering

"The stakes are high. The time for action is now. Let's get to work."

By John Baldoni | January 25, 2010; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

'Where I went wrong'

"This past year too much of our attention in Washington has been directed at institutions in crisis: banks, auto companies and health care. I did not pay enough attention to you."

By Howard Gardner | January 25, 2010; 3:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential 360 review

Change fuels passion, not reasoned compromise, and President Obama needs to do a better job of getting the good news out.

By Paul Schmitz | January 25, 2010; 2:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

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