I've been all over the world meeting with companies and startups and entrepreneurs. And I tell you, they are more similar than different.
I love the notification system on Google+. If someone mentions you, you get notified via Gmail. That's very useful for someone like me.
What I learned from my kids is that the greatest joy in life is not from material trappings, power, or visibility. The greatest joy comes from your kids. Nothing is even close to my kids in terms of bringing me joy.
I don't think Steve Jobs nauseated people when talking about how great Apple stuff was. The reason why he didn't nauseate people is because it was true. The start of all great marketing is to have a great product.
Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.
I think that no one, or very few, are born as good presenters. It's a skill that you learn. The key is the 10/20/30 rule: 10 slides given in 20 minutes using no font smaller than 30 points. If people just adhered to this rule, they would double or triple the quality of their presentations.