One of the uncelebrated blessings of American capitalism …

Interesting snippet from a WSJ tribute piece on Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs both created the PC revolution and was created by it.

The PC era can be seen as the extension of the superhuman will of this one brilliant, mercurial and far-seeing figure.

Every generation produces a few individuals whose will to restructure the world in their own image is so powerful that they seem to distort reality itself.

They change the world …

That in the U.S., they often choose to pursue entrepreneurship and industry rather than politics is one of the uncelebrated blessings of American capitalism.

Ken’s Take: I’ve often said that – in my business career – I worked with dozens of men & women who are far more capable to lead than those who get elected to Congress or the White House.  Too bad that the Potomac has become so polluted that they can’t be lured to high gov’t positions and we’re stuck with hacks …

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One Response to “One of the uncelebrated blessings of American capitalism …”

  1. Chris Says:

    “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.” – Alexi de Tocqueville

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