Steve Jobs – The Apple I knew less about

I have never been a great fan of Apple™ products. No hard feelings but I just feel more comfortable with keypad rather than a touch pad. I am not sure of the future but at least as of date, this feeling continues. I have also got to admit that I knew less of Steve Jobs at the time he left the CEO post at Apple Inc  and I only began to read about him when I read of his death. Today, I kind of feel embarrassed that how could I remain ignorant of this great entrepreneur?

The entire day I kept reading articles related to Jobs. The Facebook news feed was full of posts related to him. At some moment I came across Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address being repeated on a News channel. I kept listening to it and by the end of it I was pretty sure that I had become a fan of what Jobs was. I searched for a line I remembered and got the article online and then re-read it. A cancer patient, someone who didn’t know that which moment could become his last and yet, so hopeful for life and still willing to do something new, something which someone has not done before. I loved these lines from his address:

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. 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.

and then something which felt close to my 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 other’s 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.

Another interesting article which I came across was Why Mark Zuckerberg Is The Heir To Steve Jobs’ Legacy.

Entrepreneurship is something which I have always feared of. I feel Jobs is having a new impact on me. Perhaps its the time to add Jobs to my Facebook – People who inspire me section.

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