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Does Making Decisions Lower Our Math Skills?

Leaving aside the flaw in the Obama example—he’s often photographed wearing something other than a suit—let’s look at a deeper argument within the article: Petrone’s claim, based on an L.A. Times article quoting two different experts on decision making, that making lots of decisions can lower math skills:

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Game-Changers,Innovation…and Marketing: My Persective

The missing ingredient in both Emerson’s “build a better mousetrap and people will beat a path to your door” and director Phil Alden Robinson and writer W. P. Kinsella’s “if you build it, they will come” is marketing…—just as the rise of Apple needed both Jobs’ vision and marketing skills and Steve Wozniak’s engineering genius. The lesson for entrepreneurs is that if you don’t have all three elements—vision, engineering, and marketing—you need to partner with someone who has the pieces you lack.

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Steve Jobs Introduces the first Macintosh, January 1984

Compared to what else was out there, it was like going from a hand-crank-to-start Model T Ford to, let’s say, a Prius. There were no PCs in the under $8000 range that could do half of what the Mac did effortlessly, at a price under $3000. None that could:

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Thanking the Late Steve Jobs

I’ve been an Apple user since I got my first Mac in 1984. One of his greatest contributions was to make computers much more accessible to non-geeks. It would have been a lot longer learning curve on a pre-windows IBM

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On the 25th Anniversary of the Mac: Computers' Impact on Society

If you’re under 35 and you watch the video of Steve Jobs introducing the first Macintosh, in January 1984, you might wonder: what’s with all the cheering, it doesn’t do much. But it was revolutionary for its time. Before that,

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