Thursday, October 06, 2011

Apple - Jobs less

I am not a gadget freak. All those that i use fall on the essential category, borderline basic models. Till date i dont have a single Apple product in my kitty. But Steve Jobs has been one man in the techno world whom i've followed with keen interest all along. His rise to fame is a stuff made for legends. A man who was truly a visionary of our times. A person who dared to dream and make them into reality too. A maverick who cared less for failures and was never afraid to lose sight of the shores in search for newer horizons. To me, as much as the product, the best part about all those Apple products were their names too. Couldn't think of a more personal way to name a product, with each of them prefixed with "i". To many he was the tittle over the i on all their products. Here was one guy who forced people to share his dreams by out thinking the demand. He created his own market and forced his competitors to run his race. The amazing part of his life is that, as much as his success, his failures too were modern day folklore. We've never lived in the era when giants like Edison,Marconi,Graham Bell walked around. Could this guy along with the other great salesman called Gates be our generations answer to them?

America has lost millions of jobs to recession. But the loss of this one is and will be felt worldwide.

Here is an excerpt from his now famous speech at Stanford University. COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.""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."


RS said...

His commencement speech at Stanford was exemplary of himself. Although there were controversies around him right from day 1 of his birth, I am amazed at the amount of privacy/ secrecy he has maintained, despite being in the limelight. RIP, Steve Jobs! You have given soooo much of you to this world. Now it's time to rest!

Ramesh said...

That was a beautiful speech. Perhaps because it was spoken from the heart - it was exactly what he had been through.

A once in a century man. Why does God have to take away such genuises so quickly.

rahul aggarwal said...

i spoke to my friend about this news over phone yesterday and he told, he kept looking at his ipod shuffle for hours in memory of SJ!!!



Aarti said...

Surprised to see you doing this post... :)

He truly was an inspiration to many.. and amazing how the journey of his life was and how he kept it all out of the public eye till his death... hats off!! iSalute