Influence

Berlin, the Next Silicon Valley

Obama was in Berlin yesterday and gave what sounded like a watered down version of his second inauguration speech. It was hard to listen to the same old same old from him. But in light of his visit, I want to talk about Berlin and …

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How Barack Hussein Obama is Killing the American Dream

Obama – Failing America At The Cusp Of Greatness Under most presidents, during most periods in history, one true solace could be relied upon: that one individual, the President of The United States, could not single-handedly derail the economic destiny of the country; he could, …

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Why America Desperately Needs a Republican President

So Democrat Presidents fare better at managing the economy… really?   Liberal leaders and their minions constantly grandstand about how much better they are for the broad economy and that they are FOR the middle-class, blah, blah, blah. In truth, Democrat leaders have caused significant …

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Steve Jobs Possessed the Entrepreneurial Leadership Apple Desperately Needs Once Again

The Man Behind the Money Monster In September 2012, the possibilities were literally endless.  At that point, Apple (AAPL) had been trading consistently at over $700 a share, the company had literally re-invented three new product markets over the past decade with its iPod, iPhone, …

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Richard Branson – You Need to be Bold to make Billions

Bold Risks Breed Great Entrepreneurs One of the most recognizable (aside from wildly successful) entrepreneurs of the past century probably needs no introduction, as his larger-than-life personality has led him to multiple feature articles and television interviews over his ambitious rise to fame and entrepreneurial …

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Sean Parker: A Master of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Making Yourself Indispensable

Not the Sean Parker You May Have Been Introduced To Like many of the players and events in the early days of Facebook’s story, the image most people have of wunderkind entrepreneur and infamous social climber Sean Parker is most commonly the one portrayed by …

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Remembering The Iron Lady As a Leader, Defender of Entrepreneurs and Economic Saviour

No-Frills Leadership With the recent sad news of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, the aptly nicknamed “Iron Lady” who was renowned for both her resilience and her aggressive style of leadership during her time as Britain’s Prime Minister, it seemed only fitting to consider the …

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Tim Burton: A Weird, Innovative and Passionate Entrepreneur – Much to Learn from this Man

The media often describes Tim Burton as weird, even a bit twisted, but no matter how he’s described by the talking heads, I think this guy epitomizes an entrepreneur who, like the theme of this site, ‘never stops creating’. In the 1990s and early 2000s, …

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The Greatest Speech by Any President in Modern History

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. But for this writing, let’s forget what he accomplished politically and just examine his delivery of message. Looking at Reagan from a leadership role, I found him …

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Defender of Capitalism and Leader of Innovation

Known as much for being the man who helped defeat Nazi Germany as he is for being President, Dwight D. Eisenhower remains one of the more reserved and nuanced of our national leaders.  Under intense pressure as Supreme Allied Commander from both his superiors and …

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