An Inspiration

As of October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. If you measure the magnitude of the number of news that arise from him stepping down as the CEO of Apple and his death yesterday, it is simply fascinating.

Try it; google “Steve Jobs”. As of 8.02pm CST, there are more than 17,000 post about him. That is merely a fraction of what is out there if you include every news broadcast, radio, newspaper, twitter and facebook. He definitely made an impact and as the saying goes, “when a person dies, nothing is left behind but his legacy”.

According to Larry Brilliant, a friend of Steve, Steve Jobs took time off from college and was a spiritual seeker in India.  His vision was simple: “He wanted to give power to people”, and he did.  What has he done?  He achieved that dream through bits of plastic and steel.

He was inspirational and I cannot wait to read his biography that will be released on Oct 24, 2011.  This man has inspired many and he will be remembered for a long long time.

Steve Jobs

The following are a few quotes from Steve Jobs that I love:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.  This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the differences in my life.”

-From his Stanford University commencement speech in 2005

Two of my most favorite quote:

“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.”

-From CNN

All in all, remember his wise words and never be complacent.  You can either be satisfied with what you have and do nothing OR make a difference and create value for the world.


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