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Secretary Vilsack on Steve Jobs, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: At our Best When Fearless

“I think Steve Jobs and all the innovators and entrepreneurs of this country have been fearless and that’s when we operate at our best. I happen to be working in a field right now with the American farmer and rancher, who is fearless. They put a crop in the ground every day and we’re having a record year in agriculture. It’s part of a story that’s not told very often in the economy.  Trade surpluses,  job growth, record income levels. Because American agriculture takes a risk every day.”

– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, asked about the death of Steve Jobs, on this morning’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC

2 Responses to “Secretary Vilsack on Steve Jobs, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: At our Best When Fearless”

  1. Nelson says:

    R.I.P Steve Jobs :(

  2. Patttan Bdial says:

    What’s the motivation behind the risk taken by american farmers (or perhaps farmers everywhere)? The confidence to be independent, productive, giving, caring, and many others motivates all famers. As a farmer, primarily – I am not driven by the rewards of money but by being able to provide a variety of foods, including ‘home grown’ and organic types – for the health conscious and non-conscious consumers and their families. yes Farmers take risks as a matter of necessity. I go one more, like GW carver – innovate when I cook and when I preserve the product of the risky farming. Thanks for your leadership.

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