Just finished reading Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. Most of you might know Jobs as the co-founder of Apple, and his innovations such as Macintosh, iPod, or iPhone. But it was much more than that. He advanced humanity by putting together technology and art to make something intuitive and revolutionary. He had also changed the movie industry. Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, Up, Ratatouille, and many more, are the movies made by Pixar, which he nurtured, and later bought by Disney. He was a paradigm shifter, a genius.
Here are two most memorable takeaways from the book:
“Stay hungry, Stay Foolish”
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.
“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. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About 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 people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”