Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Goodbye & Thank You, Steve Jobs!
My idol and hero, Steve Jobs passed away today due to pancreatic cancer. Above is a youtube video of his speech at Stanford University. I would watch this video everytime I am feeling a bit slacking in my journey to achieve my goals. Jobs is the mind behind Apple Computer and Pixar Studios. He had set out on a journey to change the world. And he did. I love the story of him trying to lure John Sculley to leave Pepsi-Cola and join him. When Sculley was a bit hesitant, Jobs told him: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" In a way, from my humble point of view Steve Jobs left, after he got his job done here on Earth. He left his legacy for all of us to benefit from and to learn from and to play with. Perhaps it is a good time to reflect on our own lives and ask ourselves...what legacies are we building for the world. Surely we don't think that God sent us here on Earth just for a free ride? Indeed, I would like to always remind myself this question to help me carry on with my journey. As Steve Jobs said: "Stay hungry, stay foolish." I absolutely love this man.