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Revisiting Steve Jobs at Stanford: One of the Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever!

At this time of college graduations, take a look at one of the gold standards of commencement speeches — Steve Jobs’ 2005 speech at Stanford. It is truly inspiring and has been viewed more than 22 million times at YouTube. … Continue reading

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How Superior Retail Web Sites Get Designed

We can learn a lot from how the best Web sites get designed. As Austin Knight writes for HubSpot: “Style guides have always been a staple of design, with some print versions dating back to over 100 years ago. But as design for … Continue reading

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A Graphical Look at the Apple Store’s Peformance

As we know, Apple’s store division has been on an incredible roll (see this post, for example). So, how are these stores doing across several financial dimensions? Recently, Horace Dediu compiled data on the Apple Store group and charted performance … Continue reading

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