I think one of the most rewarding parts of life is hard work and achievement.
A somewhat dated documentary called Triumph of the Nerds chronicles the rise of the two companies and the leaders who made it happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jV3JdtaOGc
Today these business leaders own two of the highest market cap companies. I think Steve Jobs, in particular, is one of the biggest turnaround stories. I respect the competitiveness of Jobs. Michael Dell had previously criticized Apple for poor performance and, in response, Steve Jobs said something about Dell’s computers being grey boxes with little ingenuity. ?Shortly afterwards, Apple’s market cap exceeded Dell’s and he sent out a mass email to employees acknloweding ?this. Now Apple’s market cap exceeds Microsoft, which is an accomplishment that truly exemplifies the potential of applying above average intellectual capital.by