WARNER'S CORNER

Three Lessons From Steve Jobs

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: As I prepare to return to my final session at Harvard Business School, I read my final assignment today. This was Steve Jobs commencement address which he gave to Stanford University shortly before his death. He offered “three lessons of life”, which I share with you here. I asked a number of you to participate in an HBS exercise called “Reflected Best Self Exercise” which is a program from Univ. of Michigan that asks for people to remember and comment on examples about me and my effect on them over past years. Those who participated thank you for this gift. It gave me clarity for what I already knew was the purpose of my life. This seems to fit with Steve Jo

The Story of Airbnb

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Here is the start-up story of Airbnb. From Air Matress to Multi-Billion dollar company. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder CSS

The Story of Alibaba

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Here is the amazing start-up story of Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba. It is a real life example of failing one’s way to success. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Story of Instagram

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Here is the start-up story of Instagram. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Story of LinkedIn

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Here is the start-up story of LinkedIn. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Story of Pinterest

Dear CSS Members: Enclosed is the start-up story for Pinterest which is one of persistence. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Story of Uber

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is an illustration of the UBER story. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Importance of Failure and Persistence

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Being an entrepreneur is the purest example of taking risk. In fact, in my opinion, life is nothing without risk. This doesn’t mean you have to quit your job or start a company. You can keep one foot planted in your current business and life and pivot to a new position before you pick up the planted foot. That’s been my approach in this stage of my life. Enclosed are three illustrations posted by one of my classmates at Harvard Business School. These graphically represent how failure is an important part of success, so don’t despair if things don’t work the first, second, or third time….just be persistent. I will also be posting graphic examples of the founde