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Why we should all be more like Steve Ballmer than Steve Jobs (hint: Ballmer was mediocre. Compared to Jobs, so are we all)

It’s not often a how-to post makes me laugh out loud.

Over on Medium, David Barnes made some great points about why we should all seek to emulate Steve Ballmer, ex CEO of Microsoft, rather than Steve Jobs, late founder and CEO of Apple.

Starting with the fact that most of us are unlikely to be successful genius entrepreneurs who launched our first wildly successful business in our 20s.

Ballmer has more net worth than Jobs. He was Microsoft employee number 30, but currently owns a bigger piece of Microsoft than Bill Gates. He took his bum hands and owned them. He brought energy and enthusiasm to everything.

It’s a great read. Go check it out. Then come back trying to be more Ballmer than Jobs.

Nicholas Lovell