Wednesday, October 5, 2011
So it seems Steve Jobs has passed away. Like him or hate him, he was a brilliant business man and a visionary like no other. He didn't rely on market research but rather his gut on what the customer wanted. However, he was extremely harsh on his employees and is known for going off on them. Maybe not the best management style to learn from. But he has plenty of other things we can all learn from. Like being forward thinking and anticipating the future. Yes, not every product was a raving success, but there were plenty of home runs in his time. He took a failing Apple company and took it to one of the largest companies in the world, and oh by the way in the process changed the landscape of America and the world with his technology. No matter the success or money you can't take it with you in the end. As tribute to Steve Jobs, I have included several quotes for your reading pleasure as well as a link to his graduation speech to Stanford University. http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.