The death of Steve Jobs, innovator, entrepreneur and genius Apple boss has touched many people who valued not only his ideas but his vision and his ability to communicate them. He’s been quoted on this site before because he manages to inspire with his philosophy on life, work and ideas.
His speech to the students of Stanford University is legendary. If you haven’t already read it then please take time out today to do so: (http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html).
Ideas are so important, so big, so all-encompassing and sometimes so difficult to make reality that we’ve started a whole new blog on that subject alone. It was set up as a bit of fun combined with advice about ideas. It’s just a baby blog at the moment but I feel like dedicating it to the man of the day, the man of decade, probably more – Steve Jobs!
Personally I’d like to thank Steve Jobs and others just like him for providing the inspiration to have big ideas, and for providing the motivation to nurture them.
Steve Jobs is a fantastic example of how you can revolutionise the world with your ideas.
I’ve quoted it before; I’ll quote it again ‘cos the man was brilliant and these words in particular resonant:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary“. Steve Jobs.