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lodestar also loadstar (LOAD-stahr) noun

1. A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.

2. A guiding principle, interest, or ambition.

[Middle English lodesterre : lode, way + sterre, star.]

"Years ago, John Sculley looked to the Japanese giant Sony Corp. as his lodestar. Sony was all things to all people, providing professional and consumer electronics equipment to the world. Apple has been hamstrung by this grandiose dream. Perhaps it is time to pare down the vision and focus on product." LePage, Rick, Forget about `the rest of us', MacWEEK, 18 Jul 1994.


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