Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs

Apple's website proved that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Right now this picture consumes their homepage:

I can't even find the right words to honor this mover and shaker.  So, I thought I'd share the words of others that I found inspiring.  Here's what folks had to say on Twitter:

Heaven, be prepared to be reinvented and revolutionized, the greatest genius and visionary has arrived. We will miss you. #ThankYouSteve

To think about how much influence Steve had over an entire industry is amazing. Our lives are the way they are because of him.  #RIPSteveJobs

We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone.

I hope that someday my words impact others the same way these three quotes from Steve Jobs have influenced me:

“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 others' 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.”

“Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Changing the world--Steve Jobs changed the world for the better.  In his 2005 commencment speech at Stanford, Jobs said, "You've got to find what you love."  My hope is that people move forward from this and strive to change the world for the better while doing what they love, just like Steve Jobs did.

The most amazing visual tribute to Jobs came from Jonathan Mak.  Look carefully at the right side of the apple.  Wow!

I found Jonathan's picture on his website.  Check it out!

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