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Steve Jobs and Ezra Cornell: Entrepreneurs

April 17, 2014

More and more MBA students are choosing to major in entrepreneurship, rather than the traditional disciplines of finance and marketing.

How has entrepreneurship changed over the past century-and-a-half? Or has it changed? Consider the examples of Steve Jobs and Ezra Cornell.

Everyone knows about Steve Jobs, the inspiration and driving force behind Apple Inc., one of the most successful startups of all time. Less well known today is Ezra Cornell, a co-founder of The Western Union Telegraph Company in 1855, where he earned the fortune that provided the basis for the founding of Cornell University.

Despite the differences in time frames, there are some interesting similarities between these two hugely successful entrepreneurs.

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Source: 
Forbes