Sebastian Thrun talks and shows Google Glass and more on Charlie Rose

Thursday, 26 April, 2012

Have a watch of this interesting Charlie Rose video interview of Sebastian Thrun. This is the first time I see someone wearing a pair Google Glass in a video.
NOTE 1: A picture taken by +Sebastian Thrun‘s Google Glass
NOTE 2: Lets not confuse and think Google Glass is brand new idea. Quoting GuardianSteve Mann, a Canadian known as the father of wearable computing, has been developing systems since the 1980s with obvious industrial, medical and military applications.”
Yes, 30+ years ago. Steve’s first iteration made him look like a mad scientist! :) Steve is a professor from University of Toronto, my alma marter.


Steve Jobs biography review/”best of”

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

I admire Steve Jobs and have bought many Apple products over the years but I am not an Apple “fan boy” as I removed Apple from my list of admired companies last year.

Steve Jobs biography - Pix 01 - Start

But I still eagerly picked up a copy of Steve Jobs (biography) yesterday so that I can learn from it. I think Steve Jobs is an important book that it should be made required reading for all serious and self-respecting competitors of Apple. There are many good insights that entrepreneurs and business executives can learn from Apple and Jobs. It will be foolish to think we can replicate and copy Jobs but it will be stupid to not to try to understand, to learn, and may be to be inspired.

In this post, I’m doing a review/”best of” Steve Jobs similar to my extensive review/”best of” The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life). I will start the review/”best of” with the chapters that intrigue me the most.

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Here is my personal “best of” in the introduction chapter (click to read the high res capture). I will include links to other chapter’s entries (some with video clips, etc) to this post later.

Here is an excerpt from the introduction chapter (emphasis added),

‘She [Laurene Powell, Steve Jobs' wife] is one of the smartest and most grounded people I have ever met. ‘There are parts of his life and personality that are extremely messy, and that’s the truth,” she told me early on. “You shouldn’t whitewash it. He’s good at spin, but he also has a remarkable story, and I’d like to see that it’s all told truthfully.”Read the rest of this entry »


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