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Steve Jobs one year after his death. Why did we cry this morning?

Mom? Dad? Why are you crying?

Very few people really change the world, and do it for the better. Shona and I believe that Steve Jobs did.

So we had to explain ourselves this morning to our #1 son when he found us at the table. Say what you will, doesn’t matter. We miss Steve.

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs on death and life (Steve was a Buddhist)

From his 2005 Commencement Speech, Stanford University…

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And 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, 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…

… continue reading Steve’s commencement speech: Goodbye Steve… and thank you

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Steve Jobs: Here’s to the crazy ones, misfits, the rebels…


The iconic 1997 commercial narrated by Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them… because they change things, they push the human race forward.

While some may see them as “the crazy ones”, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do.

Thank you, Steve. Thank you so much.

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Goodbye Steve… and thank you

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Apple.com Remembering Steve

Wikipedia: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs on death and life (Steve was a Buddhist)

From his 2005 Commencement Speech, Stanford University…

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And 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, 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. Continue reading

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