I was in the process of drafting my Marrakech trip post (I was editing photos for the post yesterday) and then I hear that Steve Jobs passed away. So sad. Apple won’t be the same, but you knew that in August, on my bday, when it was announced he was stepping down (which oddly enough we were in Marrakech when we heard this). His rumored micromanaging ways and pitches of the product are what revamped Apple in the 2000s. His creative ways helped his two power companies, Pixar and Apple. It’s a sad day in technology and although there are brilliant minds out there that can put something just as ridiculous together, there’s something else about Jobs selling it. Knowing he’s the one actually testing the product, suggesting modifications, and then pitching it and being ridiculously passionate about it as a CEO of multi-billion dollar company. There aren’t many of those out there. One of a kind.
Plus he wanted to share with the world that they could do anything and it just took time and the patience to look. The quotes from his keynote speaker address at the 2005 Stanford graduation ceremony really inspires me to keep up with blogging because that’s what I love doing…. possibly even seriously entertaining the idea of culinary school again.
“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.”
“Stay Focus. Stay Hungry.”
Well said Steve… well said.