Prep work: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs 6:56

Who were those clapping seals who fell for the messianic zeal of Steve Jobs? I admit to liking the things he made. This sentence was finished on a (...)

 Former Apple chief executive   John Sculley at the  Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:07

If we need any evidence that a reputation is often beyond anyone’s control, consider the case of John Sculley. Not many people, after all, have in r(...)

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Apple might fancy another Steve Jobs, Berkshire Hathaway could be seeking a second Warren Buffett and Comedy Central might be on the hunt for replacem(...)

Jack Dorsey, the new chief of Twitter. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

At 7:45am on October 15th, 2008, Jack Dorsey was called to a meeting at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. He arrived wearing a black beanie hat and a (...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

Mulch founder John McGuinness: “Sometimes you just have to step back and trust in people’s abilities.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

John McGuinness was working in landscaping when he realised there were no good facilities to get rid of garden waste and similarly no place to get goo(...)

The Apple iPhone: introduced with a single screen with no physical keyboard.   Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

‘Smartphones are really complicated. Just for the basic stuff people have a hard time figuring out how to use them.” As Apple chief executive, Steve J(...)

The word ‘entrepreneur’ grew during the 1990s especially in the tech sector

Have we reached peak entrepreneur? Not entrepreneur in the sense of hugely successful people with business acumen and creativity and – oh, alright, I’(...)

A prototype of a driverless car  in a photograph provided by Google. Yet much of the research to get us to the cusp of driverless cars has been carried out over the past 20 years with state support, in particularby  the US government-funded Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs and through to Elon Musk, society likes to attribute the big tech breakthroughs to a single individual. The latest s(...)