Today is the third anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, Apple’s Founder and former CEO. He was 56 years old. It is difficult to believe that it’s three years already. Remember when three years took a long time to happen? Now, at our age, it is going by so faster and faster.
I read in Business Insider that Tim Cook sent an email to Apple employees reminding them of the anniversary and reflecting on Jobs’ wisdom.
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
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