Thursday, October 6, 2011

"stay hungry, stay foolish"

let's just say...
what a legacy.


love this tribute on the apple home page, and love this video, narrated by mr. jobs himself

love this quote by pres. obama:
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

and, i really love the 2005 commencement address he gave at stanford, read or watch it here

my favorite steve jobs quotes:

"Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on."

"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

"Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life...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."

i am such a believer that nothing is a coincidence, and, i'm a believer in taking big, bold risks. his life is an amazing reminder of the way these "random" things and rough patches can someday shape our lives.

RIP, mr. jobs.
i'll try and stay a little extra hungry and foolish, and maybe wear a black turtleneck or two.

have any thoughts on steve jobs?
favorite quotes from the commencement speech?


Myke said...

That speech is awesome. At the very most, it makes me want to do something "foolish" like quit my job and move somewhere crazy. At the very least, it inspires me to work harder and stop wasting my time on small, useless things. Either way, win-win, right?

Josh said...

The one thing I hope that Apple does is not try to keep the status quo. If Mr. Jobs taught us anything it's that we have to continue to innovate and create our future.

You look at Disney and how they went forward after Walt's death. They tried to do things the way Walt would have done it (sans Epcot of course). But, they suffered during the 70's and mid-80's until they got leadership that pressed forward and not still.

I can't think of a better way to honor Mr. Jobs than taking his advice and continue to change the world.

And there kids is the sermon of the day.

Casey said...

I know that the comments I leave on your blog are "that's super awesome!!!" and "I love this!!!" but those seem to be the only comments that fit... so, thanks!