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Real Madrid and Celta ended the game with a 2-2 draw at Santiago Bernabeu

first_img Upd. at 23:14 An impressive opening from Celta, with a goal from Fedor Smolov 7 minutes in the game, thereby seeing the first half to a 0-1. As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Real Madrid Vinicius Junior, Luka Modric and Ferland Mendy came on for Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale, while Celta brought on Pione Sisto, Denis Suarez and Santi Mina to replace Kevin Vazquez, Fedor Smolov and Filip Bradaric. Real Madrid will play against Levante at away stadium, while Celta will face Leganés at home stadium. The referee booked Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal from Madrid, while for Celta Lucas Olaza and Okay Yokuslu saw a yellow card as well.center_img The second half started favourably for Real Madrid, thanks to a goal from Toni Kroos 52 minutes in the game. Later, Real Madrid scored again thanks to a goal from Sergio Ramos 65 minutes in the game to establish the 2-1. Celta found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Santi Mina in the 86th minute just before the end of the second half to establish the 2-2, which saw the second half to a 2-2. 16/02/2020 CET Real Madrid and Celta draw 2-2 on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid and Celta arrived at this challenge having taken good results. Real Madrid wanted to continue adding points after winning their previous two matches against Osasuna away and Atlético Madrid at home stadium, by 1-4 and 1-0 respectively while Celta came from winning 2-1 against Sevilla in the last match played. At the moment, Real Madrid is 1st in the LaLiga table with 53 points from 24 matches, while Celta sits 17th with 21 points after 24 matches.last_img read more

Leafs roll into November first in the Murdoch Division

first_imgLeaf fans are hoping whatever the hockey club was eating or drinking during the month of October is secretly packed away in a secure vault to be rationed throughout the remainder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Because the past month saw the Green and White go undefeated, and race from the bottom to the top of the Murdoch Division standings.“The secret has been confidence and buy in,” Leaf assistant coach Adam DiBella told The Nelson Daily when asked about the October turnaround.“This team loves to learn and (players) are eager to improve,” DiBella added. “They are playing each night with discipline regarding the system that is being asked of them.”After struggling to open the season against teams from Eddie Mountain Division, and suffering numerous overtime losses to the Okanagan Conference, the Leafs picked it up in October, going undefeated against Murdoch Division opponents — including a 3-1 decision last weekend against Beaver Valley.“Any time you can get a win in BV’s rink is big,” said DiBella after Leafs passed the test against KIJHL heavyweight. “Their rink is so tough to play in, so any time you can walk away with two points is a good feeling.”Of course, in sport there’s a tendency to read your own press clippings and forget about what was done to achieve the past month’s success. Which is not lost with the coaching staff.“We will be taking a business-like approach into every game,” DiBella said. “Every game starts at 0-0 and its up to the coaching staff to prepare and the players to execute. We will have them ready to work hard for 60 minutes every night.” Nelson starts November with a light schedule, playing only one game this weekend at home when Kamloops Storm visit the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop.The Storm have been struggling to start the season, opening the first part of the Junior B campaign with a 4-10-0-01 record.Nelson hosts Grand Forks Border Bruins Tuesday at the NDCC Arena before setting out to play road games in Spokane and Fernie the following weekend. The Border Bruins sit fourth in the Murdoch Division with a 7-6-0-0-1 record. Nelson has won both meetings this season between the two Murdoch rivals.No player moves planned on the horizonTwo months into the season, Leafs coaching staff appears to be happy with the core group in the dressing room.DiBella said management is happy with the group they have and doesn’t see any moves pending in the near future.The only player managing injury is defenceman Ryan Quinn Neilsen-Webb, who DiBella said is a game-time decision and will be re-evaluated prior to puck drop.KIJHL Three StarsThe KIJHL announced its three stars for the past week.Kayson Gallant of Kelowna Chiefs earns first star with six goals for seven points in wins over Spokane Braves and Sicamous Eagles.Second star is goalie Eric Scherger of Summerland, backstopping the Steam to a pair of wins.Third star is Josh Dalquist of Creston Valley Thunder Cats.last_img read more


first_img Toronto Argonauts Clay Sequeira Toronto Pierrefonds, QC Varsity Blues quarterback Clay Sequeira has been invited to participate in the Toronto Argonauts training camp as announced by the Canadian Football League (CFL) today. In all, ten U SPORTS quarterbacks will participate in the Canadian Quarterback Internship Program at CFL training camps in advance of the 2019 season.The Canadian quarterback internship program started in 2010 and was made mandatory for all teams by the CFL in 2012. The program allows Canada’s best young pivots to participate in practice drills as well as team and positional meetings while continuing to develop and hone their skills at the quarterback position.Sequeira enters his fourth season with the University of Toronto this fall. The native of Pierrefonds, QC dressed and started in four games for the Blues in 2018 before being sidelined due to injury. During those four games he went 72-for-127 for 875 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-high 367 yards versus Waterloo on September 1. Sequeira also ranked second on the team with 196 rushing yards and one touchdown last season. He represented U of T at the 2019 East West Bowl on May 11 in Ottawa.Players who have taken part in the program over the years include: Michael O’Connor (18′ TOR, 16′ BC, 15′ BC), Chris Merchant (18′ HAM, 17′ CGY), Hugo Richard (17′ MTL, 15′ OTT) Noah Picton (15′ SSK) Andrew Buckley (14′ CGY) & Marshall Ferguson (13′ CGY).Below is the list of quarterbacks taking part in training camps with CFL teams this year Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sawyer Buettner Ottawa Moose Jaw, SSK. Montreal Alouettes Maxime Bouffard Bishop’s Sherbrooke, QC Edmonton Eskimos Adam Sinagra Calgary Pointe Claire, QC Calgary Stampeders Mason Nyhus Saskatchewan Regina, SK Saskatchewan Roughriders Des Catellier Manitoba Calgary, AB TEAM QUARTERBACK SCHOOL HOMETOWNcenter_img Hamilton Tiger-Cats Tre Ford Waterloo Niagara Falls, ON Dimitrios Sinodinos McGill Laval, QC Ottawa REDBLACKS Bailey Wasdal St. FX Calgary, AB Story Links BC Lions Hunter Guenard Acadia Calgary, AB – With files from U SPORTSPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Aguero out of City’s Juventus clash

first_img“Sergio is not fit for tomorrow,” Pellegrini told his pre-match press conference at the City Football Academy.“He got a big kick on his knee. We will wait on him. We will see this afternoon how long it will be.”David Silva and Raheem Sterling missed the Palace game with ankle and hamstring problems respectively, but Pellegrini said that both players were fit to face Juventus.He also expects Fernandinho and Samir Nasri to be available despite the midfielders not training with the rest of the squad on Monday.“Both are recovering from different things,” said the Chilean, whose side have been eliminated by Barcelona in the last 16 in the past two seasons.“They’re not 100 percent recovered. They had to work at the gym. But I hope both of them will be 100 percent tomorrow.”Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored a 90th-minute winner at Palace, is not available to face Juventus as the 18-year-old Nigerian forward was not included in City’s Champions League squad.City and Juventus, who lost to Barcelona in last season’s final, are joined in Group D by Borussia Moenchengladbach and Europa League champions Sevilla.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspurs last season. PHOTO/FileMANCHESTER, September 14- Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City’s Champions League opener at home to Juventus on Tuesday due to a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Monday.The Argentina striker, 27, sat out training on Monday after sustaining a kick to the knee from Scott Dann during City’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday that forced him to come off in the 24th minute.last_img read more

Jazz has the Pistons’ number in upset

first_img Palacio then iced the game with a driving layup with 4.6 seconds to go. “Those shots, the jumper and the layup, were pretty big, I guess,” he said. “I felt they were leaving me a little at that point, so if I was just aggressive, I felt I could do something.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The win gave Utah a season-series sweep of Detroit and almost as many wins against the Pistons (two) as the rest of the NBA combined (three). The 26-5 Pistons, losers for just the second time in 13 games, had their 10-game home winning streak snapped. “Even after playing them twice, and going to overtime tonight, I still can’t get a good feeling about why we have problems with them,” Chauncey Billups said. “They keep you off-balance and they are very disciplined. They are just a well-coached team.” The Pistons led in the extra period until Okur’s 3-pointer gave Utah an 88-86 edge with 2:33 to go. After Tayshaun Prince missed, Greg Ostertag’s dunk gave the Jazz a four-point advantage. Rasheed Wallace’s jumper cut the margin in half, but Okur rebounded Deron Williams’ miss at the other end, then was fouled by Wallace. Milt Palacio made a jumper, which was answered by Ben Wallace, making it 92-90. “Palacio, Williams and Ostertag all hurt us in overtime,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. “Those aren’t the guys you would normally expect.” AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Utah Jazz seem to have a secret that the rest of the NBA would love for them to share. The problem is, the Jazz aren’t sure why they appear to be the only team in the NBA that the Detroit Pistons can’t beat. center_img Andrei Kirilenko had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and former Pistons player Mehmet Okur added 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Jazz beat Detroit for the second time this season, 94-90 in overtime Saturday night. “I guess they have to lose to somebody, don’t they?” Kirilenko asked. “I don’t know. It isn’t like we need any extra motivation when we are playing the best team in basketball.” last_img read more

Transfer Gold: Arsenal pay club record fee for Torino striker

first_imgJoe Baker spent just one season in Italy, but it was a colourful one before Arsenal rescued him in 1962.He scored seven goals in 19 games for Torino, was sent off twice, while his off field antics garnered their own headlines.In fairness, his time in north London was pretty eventful, too, but at least it brought more goals.Born in Liverpool, he grew up north of the border with his Scottish parents and began life at Hibs where he scored 102 times in 117 games, including 42 in one season. Torino paid £75,000 for him and he shared a flat in the city with fellow new boy, Denis Law.He began well, scoring twice on his home debut, though his proudest achievement was definitely bagging the winner against Juventus in the Turin derby.It endeared him to fans, but his fondness for nightclubs brought unwanted attention from paparazzi and in one argument with a photographer, the snapper ended up in a Venetian lake.However, Baker’s time in Italy came to a horrific end when he and Law were involved in a serious car crash that hospitalised him for a month.Arsenal paid a club record £70,000 for the 22-year-old – following a string of intense medical tests – and it was here where he regained the prolific form which had initially earned him a move abroad.Strong, skilful and quick, Baker was deadly in the box and scored on his debut against Leyton Orient and finished as top scorer in all four of his seasons. Having been used to the tight marking of Italian defenders, all of a sudden he had space to play and he certainly made it count by scoring 100 goals in 156 games for the Gunners.At 5ft 7in, he was a fearless striker, who in addition to goals, made sure his opponents knew he was not to be messed with. Liverpool’s 6ft 2in Ron Yeats found that out when he was floored by Baker during a game at Highbury, which saw both players sent off.On another occasion during a pre-season tour of the West Indies, Baker’s aggression is said to have caused a riot.‘He head-butted one of the Jamaican players and the game got abandoned,’ Peter Storey said.His time at Highbury ended in 1966 when he was sold to Forest and later moved to Sunderland, back to Hibs and retired after a spell at Raith Rovers.Sadly, in 2003 at the age of 63, he suffered a heart attack while playing golf and died.Baker, the England striker with a thick Scottish accent, has to be one of the best players never to win a major trophy. If current Torino striker Andrea Belotti joins Arsenal, as has been rumoured, Gooners will hope he is half as prolific. Joe Baker factfileClubs: Hibernian, Torino, Arsenal, Nottingham Forest, Sunderland, Hibernian, Raith RoversEngland: Eight caps, three goals Arsenal spent a club record £70,000 on Torino striker Joe Baker in 1962 2 2last_img read more

Stander wins MTB World Cup in US

first_img2 July 2012South Africa’s hopes of an Olympic medal in mountain biking received a timely boost when Burry Stander claimed victory in a dramatic round six of the UCI Olympic Cross-country World Cup in Windham, New York on Saturday.Stander, who is currently eighth on the International Cycling Union world rankings, has been touted as a likely medal winner at the Olympic Games in London next month. But his victory on Saturday, which pushed him up to second in the World Cup Series rankings, served as confirmation that he’s firmly on track to challenge for a coveted podium place at the Games.“It was quite a nice surprise to win today. It was very hot, but coming from South Africa I’m used to the heat,” Stander told the media afterwards.‘It’s tough’“There’s some really close racing in the World Cups and it’s tough, but you have to find your rhythm, and here in Windham you have to be careful on the downhill sections because you can easily get a puncture there.”One of Stander’s main rivals, Germany’s Manuel Fumic, punctured while at the front with Stander, eliminating him from a shot at the podium, while Czech world champion Jaroslav Kulhavy faded early on, citing the extreme heat as the reason.“I knew flat tyres were going to be an issue,” Stander explained. “I’ve had my share of mechanical issues over the past few World Cup races, so it was nice be on the other side today.”AttackedWith one-and-a-half laps remaining, Stander attacked with an intensity that his two nearest rivals at the time, Spain’s Sergio Mantecon and Italy’s Marco Fontana, were unable to counter. The 26-year-old South African then extended his lead to claim his second ever World Cup victory.“Today I just decided to ride my own speed and not worry about anyone else, just ride controlled. I made sure at the top of the climb I went into the singletrack first and I could control the speed on the way down, not taking any chances.“Then, ja, towards the end I knew with the endurance coming into play and the heat it would be good for me.”Fine-tuningStander pointed out the importance of nutrition in the extreme heat. He’s been fine-tuning his nutrition and supplementation in the build-up to the Olympic Games in conjunction with his coach, Sports Scientist, Dr Jeroen Swart.“We race these cross-country races at such a high intensity that managing my energy levels is really critical. A slight dip in energy can make the difference between a good race and a bad one,” explained Stander. “Today I made sure I drank a lot because of the heat.”He added: “My energy levels were good throughout and that’s why I was able to put in a big attack when I did.”Stander is now just 12 points behind World Cup Series leader, Switzerland’s Nino Schurter.With one round remaining, in France on 28 July, the world’s most prestigious mountain bike series is set for an exciting finale. Stander’s highest finish in the World Cup Series was third in 2009.Other South AfricansStander was not the only South African in action at Windham, and the results for the Rainbow Nation were excellent.Philip Buys, competing in the same race as Stander, also excelled in the heat and claimed 15th place, ahead of some of the biggest names in the sport.James Reid continued an excellent season in the men’s under-23 cross-country category, placing eighth.Candice Neethling did even better in the women’s under-23 cross-country, finishing third, more than three minutes ahead of fourth place finisher, Barbara Benko of Hungary.Greg Minnaar and Andrew Neethling tied for ninth in the downhill, with the times calculated down to a-thousandth-of-a-second.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Last Call for the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey

first_imgLast year’s LP Magazine survey on the Women of Loss Prevention was successful in many ways. Not only were we able to tap into a compelling topic that sparked high interest and participation, we were also able to raise awareness, offer a forum for meaningful discussion, and ultimately help influence change.Such change can appear in many different ways. It may surface in the form of a new or revised policy or procedure. It may spark further discussions both within internal meetings and at national events. It may lead to new or energized focus groups or leadership efforts that can offer support and guidance.But perhaps most importantly, the right topics can cause each one of us to pause and reflect on ourselves. Looking at a particular subject through different eyes and internalizing a message in a new and meaningful way can lead to real change—not just in the way we see other people and approach different subjects, but in how we see ourselves both personally and professionally.- Sponsor – This is what makes your participation in the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey so important. By providing a voice and touching on subjects that are important to our shared mission and objectives, we can truly influence change. Our shared insights can prompt the growth and development of the profession in a consequential way.This Year’s SurveyWith the dynamic changes that are currently taking place across the retail industry, it’s important that loss prevention professionals have a shared mission and vision as we continue to drive forward. But in general, when considering the many important subjects that need our attention and support, there is a critical question that must be answered first.Are we on the same page?Are the policies and objectives defined at the corporate level the same messages being implemented in the field? Do we see critical subjects under the same light? Do we agree on what’s most important? How should that influence our decision making?This year’s survey is designed to explore just how the loss prevention community perceives key subjects facing the profession today, and whether we share a common theme across all levels of leadership. Questions will focus on key subjects facing the profession, asking participants to share their insights and opinions on each of these important topics.Every Loss Prevention Professional is Invited to ParticipateThe survey is intended for everyone involved in the loss prevention/asset protection profession and those in roles directly related to the profession.Please allow 15-18 minutes to take the survey. The identities of all those participating in the survey will remain strictly confidential, and we encourage your full, open, and honest responses.Participate in the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey The results of the survey will be published in an upcoming edition of LP Magazine.Your thoughts and opinions are extremely important. Information can be a powerful weapon that can help guide decisions, but only when we seize the opportunity. Industry leadership is listening, and this is your chance.We look forward to hearing from you!  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Adobe Gives up on Apple, Welcomes Android

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Adobe#Apple#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Adobe is officially giving up on Apple. Or rather, Apple gave up on Adobe and Adobe is just now admitting it. In any event, the news is that Adobe’s “Packager for iPhone,” the bundled tool in Flash Professional that lets Flash developers leverage their existing skills to produce iPhone apps, shall be no more. The toolkit will still ship with Creative Suite 5 as planned, but no future development or investment is planned in this area – or so says Mike Chambers, the principal product manager for developer relations for Adobe’s Flash platform, in a blog post on Tuesday. Farewell, iPhoneThe announcement highlights the escalating tensions between the two companies, initially kicked off by Apple’s decision to not allow Flash on its mobile devices, a line up which includes iPhone, iPod Touch and now, the iPad. More recently, Apple made changes to its software development kit license, the agreement developers sign prior to building mobile applications for Apple, which again seemed like a shot at Adobe more so than anyone else. It stated that developers could no longer use cross-platform compilers to develop for iPhone. They had to develop using native code. (“Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine.” it reads.)That change effectively killed Adobe’s plans for its Flash-to-iPhone packager, a tool that would have allowed Flash developers to port their creations to Apple’s platform. But is Adobe worried? Not really. In fact, they sound more angry than concerned. Especially if you read employee rants like Adobe platform evangelist Lee Brimelow’s, who titled his diatribe* “Apple Slaps Developers in the Face.”*Not officially endorsed by the company.But even Chambers can’t resist the opportunity to berate Apple as he makes the announcement on his blog. He writes, ” …as developers for the iPhone have learned, if you want to develop for the iPhone you have to be prepared for Apple to reject or restrict your development at anytime, and for seemingly any reason.” To some extent, he’s right. Apple has also added language to the agreement that appears to ban non-Apple ad and analytics frameworks from the iPhone. (More on this later). Hello, Android But instead of continuing to take potshots at the Cupertino company, Adobe employees – in general – may be better off highlighting Adobe’s plans for other platforms. Chambers gets to this himself, but slowly. Six or so paragraphs into the post, he hits on what may be the more important news: Adobe’s new BFF is Google. “Android-based phones have been doing well,” he says, and it’s the understatement of the year. The truth is, the platform is growing like crazy. Only months ago, we were reporting the market share doubling for Android, plus how Android’s Marketplace is rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing app stores around and, more recently, the insane levels of growth in new Android apps, with over 9,000 added in March alone. Chambers notes that Adobe is now working with Google to bring Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 to Android-based devices. The company plans to have Flash 10.1 ready for Android (and Palm and RIM) by the end of the first half of 2010. That’s only months away. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perezlast_img read more

A Great User Experience: The Web Legacy of Steve Jobs

first_imgThe design ethos and leadership style of Steve Jobs led to two revolutionary Mobile Web products, amongst the many other Apple products that have changed peoples lives over the past 30+ years.Steve Jobs, you will be sadly missed. I’m grateful for all that you gave us – and for helping to make the Web truly great. R.I.P., sir. Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces richard macmanus Earlier today, the tech world was rocked by the sad news that Steve Jobs had died. I’d like to pay tribute to Steve Jobs, on behalf of ReadWriteWeb, for what he brought to the Web world. There will be hundreds of different tributes written by many tech publications – deservedly so, as Steve Jobs had a huge impact on many aspects of technology. In this post I want to highlight 3 main things that I’m grateful to Steve Jobs for: 1) re-defining mobile computing with the iPhone and iPad; 2) his design philosophy; 3) his leadership. Steve Jobs strived for greatness in the products his company built, which resulted in a great user experience on the Web for millions of people.Boom! The Mobile Web Revolution Begins…Over the years, Steve Jobs had been at the helm of a number of revolutionary technology products, including the MacIntosh computer in 1984 and the iPod in 2001. In January 2007, Steve Jobs announced what was arguably his biggest triumph: the iPhone. At the time, Jobs described the strange new product as “three revolutionary new products” all rolled up into one device. Part iPod, part phone and part “internet mobile communicator”. He boldly claimed that this new hybrid product, called an iPhone, would reinvent the phone. It would be “the Internet in your pocket for the first time ever.” As Steve Jobs was fond of saying at the time: boom! Because the iPhone more than lived up to Jobs’ descriptions. It brought the Mobile Web alive with its touchscreen display, native apps and Web browser. Although the native apps would later come to define the Mobile Web on iPhone, in January 2007 it was the Web browser – Apple’s Safari browser optimized for iPhone – that was probably the most impressive thing about the new device. Jobs called it “the first fully-usable browser on a cellphone.” For those of us who came of age with the WAP version of Mobile Internet – a puny, minimal version of the Web for previous generations of smartphones – this was indeed a revelation. So this is what the Web should be like on a mobile phone!When I wrote up the iPhone launch in January 2007 (nearly 5 years ago now, can you believe it!), I wrote: Apple is really upping the ante in the Mobile Web market. I think this will finally propel mobile Internet into the mainstream. Maybe 2007 will be the year of the Mobile Web after all!Just a couple of weeks prior to the iPhone launch, the Mobile Web was merely third in a RWW poll asking what would be the defining trend of 2007. That’s how skeptical most people were, in that pre-iPhone time, about the long-promised dream of the Mobile Web. But after Steve Jobs showed the world his company’s new fangled device, that all changed.If the iPhone was a revolution for the Mobile Web, then the iPad was Act II. The iPad was announced by Jobs in January 2010 and once again re-defined how people read and write on the Web.Design Ethos: Make Great Products Steve Jobs was always the first to say that the revolutionary Apple products he announced were team efforts. But a lot of the success of those products came down to the design ethos that Steve Jobs had and infused into his company. He was a perfectionist and strived to make great products.While Jobs’ design ethos was primarily focused on hardware decisions – for MacIntosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad and other big Apple products – it also had a huge impact on the Web. It raised peoples expectations for what the user experience on the Web should be. Sometimes, Jobs made contentious decisions – for example deciding to exclude Flash technology from all iOS devices, which essentially meant that many Web videos could not be viewed on the iPhone or iPad. But he always had a design reason for those decisions (in the case of Flash, because it slowed down the device and thus made for a frustrating user experience).The following video gives a glimpse of the quest for “greatness” that Steve Jobs pursued at Apple: Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Leadership: Jobs at The CenterSteve Jobs was one of the great leaders of the modern technology era, rivaled only by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The two had more in common than is generally recognized. Both were visionary, driven to succeed and very focused. Also, both companies revolved around the controlling leadership of their iconic founders. A book about Steve Jobs that I reviewed in May 2008 – Inside Steve’s Brain, by Leander Kahney – asserted that much of Apple’s success can be attributed to the personality traits of Jobs. Here’s just one example of how the decisions that Steve Jobs made led to the eventual success of the company (it became the most valuable company in the world in August): when Steve Jobs returned as Apple CEO in the 90’s, one of the first things he did was cut down the number of products Apple had, from around 40 to just 4. Jobs simplified Apple’s brand and focused it on the key products that consumers wanted.An organization chart that Forbes Magazine created earlier this year perfectly encapsulates Jobs’ leadership style. All major decision makers within Apple were only one or two people removed from the man himself. Jobs also created a culture of accountability – his staff had to take direct responsibility for things. As Fortune described it:At Apple there is never any confusion as to who is responsible for what. Internal Applespeak even has a name for it, the “DRI,” or directly responsible individual. Often the DRI’s name will appear on an agenda for a meeting, so everybody knows who is responsible. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more