How an early Microsoft alum was rejected by the toy industry, then went around it and built one of the world’s biggest board game franchises
"It’s not about how many times you get knocked down; it’s about how many times you get back up." - Richard Tait, co-creator of Cranium
How a college grad without programming experience started a Y Combinator company and created a blog with hundreds of thousands of readers
Paul Graham was like, "This could be the Altair Basic." - Jason Shen, Ridejoy
What this state school graduate learned about cold e-mail subject lines that helped him get into finance (he’s now founder of a venture-backed Bitcoin startup)
"One small trick I learned involved e-mail subject lines." - Avish Bhama, founder of Vaurum
While on the subject of Apple, I thought it befitting to look back at the commencement speech Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford in 2005.
I recently saw this snapshot in my newsfeed of the welcome letter new Apple employees receive when they first join the company. Pretty inspiring. Not a lot of companies write letters to new recruits in such a motivating, mission-driven way. It takes a combination of company track record, confidence, high...