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Les Posen sent me a great little email about Garamond font, and Apple’s home page today, featuring Rosa Parks. He also sent me this link, a fantastic story by a former Apple employee, (Mike Evangelist) who recalls that this is not the first time Apple has […]

Les Posen sent me a great little email about Garamond font, and Apple’s home page today, featuring Rosa Parks. He also sent me this link, a fantastic story by a former Apple employee, (Mike Evangelist) who recalls that this is not the first time Apple has thought different. He tells a personal story about the day when George Harrison died.

What does this mean? Does it mean anything? Well for me it continues to demonstrate that Apple, more than any other company I know of, has a heart. And more importantly, it lets its heart participate in the operation of the company. Sure, they are a publicly held company and are concerned with all the usual stuff: sales, profit, shareholder value, etc. But that’s not all there is to it.

Go ahead and read this, and then perhaps like me, you can overlook Steve’s flaws.

  1. OM

    Apple proves selling is not everything.
    This connects well with the theme of being ‘remarkable’ as outlined in ‘the big moo’ book (by Seth Godin and 32 others).

    SERGE
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  2. I’m a little horrified that Mike knew little to nothing about Rosa Parks before Apple’s spread, but his was a good story that speaks to a great company.

    I think it will be interesting to watch Apple redefine itself over the next few years.

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  3. Small things makes big difference

    Small things make big difference…..Thats what its clear when I read Mike’s recent post on Apple – Thinking Different Again via OM’s blog.
    Mike say’s : “…for me it continues to demonstrate that Apple, more than any …

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  4. Former Apple Employee is Blogging a Book

    Mike Evangelist, a former Apple employee, has started a blog called Writers Block Live. He is writing a book in the blog about his experiences working for Apple and Steve Jobs.

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