One-minute must-see advice from Steve Jobs (with video)

“Though he passed away more than a year ago, Steve Jobs’ legacy and lessons (both the good and bad) continue to shape our view of the world,” Mark Micheli reports for Government Executive.

“The blog Inneractive recently uncovered a one minute video of Jobs sharing his vision of the world and, more importantly, his view on possibility,” Micheli reports. “Jobs succinctly dissects the shortsightedness of the walls we build as we grow older to confine our own imagination.”

Micheli reports, “A short, must watch. Also a great way to start your week. ”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “C Jackson” for the heads up.]

18 Comments

  1. It’s not just learning / hearing that. It’s accepting it as the new norm. I’ve learned that lesson, I just haven’t been bold enough to do anything about it.
    It’s a mixture of apathy and disillusion!

    1. Sorry NoJustWar, I did not understand you, I feel that there are some simple words you could have used to furnish out your thoughts so that I could grasp what it is you are trying to communicate.
      Could you try again?

        1. To whom? omalansky, What is the new norm if the new norm is based upon an event 18 yrs ago? what is the definition of a mixture of apathy and disillusion? Should I be asking for a refund from my educators?

          1. I agree omalansky, I thought NoJustWar expressed himself quite clearly.

            As usual Crabbyapple your full of angst and thus asking the wrong questions.

            The “new” is new to the person who has just been enlightened by the philosophy expressed by another. The information might be one thousand years old, but inevitably the information will be new to people as time passes.

            The “norm” is a reference to establishing the philosophy as an underlying principle / value in the persons life. The philosophy is accepted as a “normal” day to day perspective on life.

            I sense that when NoJustWar says “It’s a mixture of apathy and disillusion!” he /she is expressing that while they understand the philosophical message, and that it is a positive message, they are unable to put it into action, due to an insouciant approach to life, “mixed” with unhappiness – this could be seen as “cognitive dissonance.” No biggie as most people have various cognitive dissonance issues … it’s what makes us human.

            If Wit so much from Ign’rance undergo,
            Ah let not Learning too commence its Foe!
            Of old, those met Rewards who cou’d excel,
            And such were Prais’d who but endeavour’d well:
            Tho’ Triumphs were to Gen’rals only due,
            Crowns were reserv’d to grace the Soldiers too.
            Now, they who reached Parnassus’ lofty Crown,
            Employ their Pains to spurn some others down;
            And while Self-Love each jealous Writer rules,
            Contending Wits becomes the Sport of Fools:
            But still the Worst with most Regret commend,
            For each Ill Author is as bad a Friend.
            To what base Ends, and by what abject Ways,
            Are Mortals urg’d thro’ Sacred Lust of praise!
            Ah ne’er so dire a Thirst of Glory boast,
            Nor in the Critick let the Man be lost!
            Good-Nature and Good-Sense must ever join;
            To err is Humane; to Forgive, Divine.

            ~ Wrote Alexander Pope around 1709
            Here is a link to the complete essay (Poem)
            http://poetry.eserver.org/essay-on-criticism.html

            So no need to get a refund, besides, what are you going to do with $2.75 anyway?

            1. Skylark! What a wonderful name!! The message you hark has been received loud & clear by a grateful reader/blogger.
              I will not ask for a refund as part of my education was to keep asking until I got an answer that answered the question, in any case I doubt I would have got the interest accrued on $2.75 which leads me to ask, did you go to the same school as I did?

              Thank you for such clarity of thought backed up by a profound poem/essay that illuminates the complexity and simplicity of human life.

  2. What I heard was, steal others ideas and products and make something from them, call it your own, and call yourself brilliant.

    ‘It’s good to be a pirate’ – Steve Jobs

    1. Please, why do you do this? The man was just giving an excellent piece of life advice. Something that I have passed onto my daughter who needed just a little more self confidence.
      Do you do it for fun?
      Do you stomp on graves for a laugh?
      Are you proud of yourself?
      Do you like to say black just because everyone said white?
      Do you have ANY self-esteem?

      I think we both know the answers to the above don’t we?

    2. For every idea Steve Jobs stole, he gave the world 100 more original thoughts. Perhaps the most important: put the customer/user first. Somehow, every large American business seems to have forgotten that, except Apple.

    3. Free Stinker.. The other comments pretty much cover it. But I just have to add…

      “steal others ideas” NO. See others bad or poor designs and look at what could be made better. Steal concepts not (like sanding) stealing products.

      It is a slightly complex concept so its understandable how you could miss is. Of course Trolling makes one look “simple” too.

      Just a thought,
      en

  3. This is what made Jobs one of the most amazing leaders of our time. With one minute recorded maybe 30 years ago, he just opened my mind and made me thinking. different…

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