His smooth Essex accent has become practically synonymous with Apple’s launch videos over the past few decades and if you’ve had any passing interactions with the world of design, you know what Jony Ive has done for Apple and design at large.
This piece is for business leaders who have seen Apple change the face of consumer electronics before their eyes and have marvelled at what it is that makes Apple so great at churning out hit after hit.
It was this intrigue that made me pick up Leander Kahney’s “Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products”. The book chronicles the design prodigy’s upbringing in the U.K., his childhood love for design, early acclaim for his creations, his eventual move across the pond to join Apple, and the years that followed thereafter. Below are key takeaways for business leaders who wish to bring a similar hunger for innovation and growth to their own enterprises. …
One of the most commonly asked and widely dreaded interview questions starts with these words. Approached correctly, this question can easily become the perfect set-up for a candidate to knock out a home-run. Without the right preparation, it can completely knock you off your game for the rest of the interview.
Think about it.
This is one of those rare occasions where someone actually wants to hear about the time where you absolutely crushed it in life. Unfortunately, lack of preparedness can result in the answer being an incoherent bunch of rambling, at times nearing on anecdotes completely improvised on the spot. Hoping the interviewer isn’t picking up on the characters and story-line being invented on the fly? …
Columbia. Rhodes Scholar. Oxford. Yale Law. Record-breaking political fundraiser. State Senator. Lieutenant Governor. Three-time cancer survivor. Fully blind since 1989.
Born to Iranian immigrants to the United States, Cyrus knew at an early age that he would soon lose his eye-sight due to a cancer which could only be cured through the removal of his retinas. This means that he learned to read braille and use a white cane while he still had limited vision. Every day, him and his parents were preparing themselves for him to live the rest of his life in darkness.
Let that sink in.
‘Stay Tuned with Preet’, a popular podcast hosted by Preet Bharara; another son of immigrants who went on to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. He famously earned a reputation of a “crusader” prosecutor after having prosecuted nearly 100 Wall Street executives and shutting down multi-billion dollar hedge funds for charges of corruption. …