tiistai 18. lokakuuta 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Yksi Applen perustajista, Steve Jobs kuoli lokakuun 5. päivä haimasyöpään. Hänestä ja hänen saavutuksistaan on kirjoitettu lukuisia muistokirjoituksia ja tekstejä. Ihmiset ovat kokoontuneet muistotilaisuuksiin ympäri maailmaa muistamaan ja kunnioittamaan häntä.


Keräsin tähän joitakin Steven kommentteja, jotka ovat jääneet mieleeni ja postaan myös linkin hänen Stanfordin yliopistosta valmistuneille pitämäänsä päättäjäispuheeseen (v. 2005). Hän korosti luovuuden ruokkimista ja itselleen oikeiden asioiden tekemistä - joka päivä.


SteveJobs: How to live before you die (15 min)


At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself. ( lähde & ks. lisää: TED; Ideas Worth Spreading)


"For the past 32 years, I've looked every morning in the mirror and asked myself if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do,  what I'm about to do today. Whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. "


"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 and 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 that you have something to lose.  You are already naked. There is no reason not following your heart."




"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 (1955 - 2011)