Steve Jobs gave many of OUE favorite interviews on entrepreneurial revolution - here's one with thanks for the recall from INC
In an old video interview, Jobs shared a story that illustrates an uncommon trait found in the most successful people. Here's an excerpt:
I called up Bill Hewlett [co-founder of Hewlett-Packard] when I was 12 years old. 'Hi, I'm Steve Jobs. I'm 12 years old. I'm a student in high school. I want to build a frequency counter, and I was wondering if you have any spare parts I could have.' He laughed, and he gave me the spare parts, and he gave me a job that summer at Hewlett-Packard ... and I was in heaven.
Don't feel bad if you missed the key to success in that story. It's easy to miss. Luckily, Jobs spells it out in the video a bit later:
"Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that's what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them."