Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Steve Jobs an Inspiration To All

Every single morning my iPod Touch wakes me up. After being up, I play some music to get me out of sleepy mode and into an aware human mode. I use the device to check all of the social networks like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Linkedin, and my email as well. After writing for a few hours I take a break to workout/exercise. What do I do while working out? Listen to the latest music on my iPod Touch. I use the device envisioned by the man himself on a daily basis. Kinda crazy to think that a little device has a huge impact in our life.

Now realize, I don’t charge my iPod during the day. I use it to it’s full potential and yet by the time evening comes, it’s still kicking. Now think about it for a second, do you think that Steve intended it to be this way? I personally think so. The amount of details and though Apple puts into each and every one of their devices is mind blowing. Their number one goal is simplicity and that’s what we all love. No loops to go through, no pop-up, no unnecessary errors, you just pick it up and it works.
It’s crazy to think of what the future holds. Steve did not care about being rich, he cared about working on what he loved. Here is a sad truth that we have to accept. Unless your rich parents give you money, unless you win the lottery, or unless you find a million dollars on the road, you will have to work throughout your life. We all have dream jobs at mind and always want to get paid for doing cool things. I heard this from my personal friends many times. He/She is soooo lucky, if I had that job It would be so easy to do.Yes, I’m sure you could. However that person probably busted their butt to get to where they are today.
Hard work is the only way to achieve success. Cheating or taking shortcuts will only bring you down once you achieve that success. I can guarantee you won’t be fully proud of yourself once you reach that status, unless you got there honestly. Guilt is a painful thing we deal with, when we do bad things to achieve greed.  The bottom line is that you should learn from Steve that hard work and loving what you do will lead to success. Sometime success will then lead to happiness, and that happiness comes when you have changed somebody’s life for the better.
These wisdomatic sayings are not here to create paragraphs, they are here to help you become a better person. Most people don’t realize that Steve came from nothing and achieved everything. Did he lie or do faulty things? Yes, I will not point fingers and list them. That’s just a part of being a human being. Nobody on this planet is perfect, we all have flaws. Jobs corrected his mistakes and kept building a ladder to his dreams.
We dedicate this article and everything included to remember his presence.

What Others are Saying

Here are some statements and reactions regarding his death. The following people are some of the most know in the industry. Check out below what they had to say.
“Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.” - Barack Obama

“I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.” - Larry Page, Google CEO

“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met. On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.” - Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder

“I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.” - Bill Gates

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.” - Tim Cook, Apple CEO [in an email to Apple employees]

“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

“Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.” - Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO

“I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.” - Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

“Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed and the culture he defined. Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend.”Bob Iger, Disney CEO

The magic of Steve was that while others simply accepted the status quo, he saw the true potential in everything he touched and never compromised on that vision. He leaves behind an incredible family and a legacy that will continue to speak to people for years to come. - George Lucas

Today, we lost one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time. Steve Jobs was simply the greatest CEO of his generation. While I am deeply saddened by his passing, I’m reminded of the stunning impact he had in revolutionizing the way people consume media and entertainment. My heart goes out to his family and to everyone who had the opportunity to work beside him in bringing his many visions to life. - News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch

We are saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was an iconic inventor, visionary, and entrepreneur, and we had the privilege to know him as partner and friend. All of us at AT&T offer our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife, family, and his Apple family. - AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson

Tonight, America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come. Again and again over the last four decades, Steve Jobs saw the future and brought it to life long before most people could even see the horizon. And Steve’s passionate belief in the power of technology to transform the way we live brought us more than smart phones and iPads: it brought knowledge and power that is reshaping the face of civilization. In New York City’s government, everyone from street construction inspectors to NYPD detectives have harnessed Apple’s products to do their jobs more efficiently and intuitively. Tonight our City – a city that has always had such respect and admiration for creative genius – joins with people around the planet in remembering a great man and keeping Laurene and the rest of the Jobs family in our thoughts and prayers. - NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

It’s the ultimate sadness. First of all, it’s a young person who was revered, sometimes feared, but always revered. In a way, it’s kind of prophetic; everyone was hoping he could be on stage yesterday. He was a very special person, and he didn’t get to where he was by having people like him all the time. He got to where he was because he had a vision and a purpose. It’s easy to try and please everyone, but he kept to his principles. - Former Yahoo and Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz

Today the world lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost an iconic legend and I lost a friend and fellow founder. The legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations to come. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to the Apple team. - Dell Founder Michael Dell

He was one of the most remarkable business managers and innovators in american business history. - Warren Buffett

Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
I think you can say he built three companies. He built the first Apple. He built Pixar. And then he built the second Apple. That is pretty extraordinary. – Jeff Bezos CEO, Amazon.com

Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes to Live By

“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice,have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”
Your time on this earth is limited, don’t live someone else’s life, live by your vision.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

“Greatness is communicated in everything you do.”
Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.
Good artists copy. Great artists steal.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to 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.”
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
“It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much.”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

“But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?
“Look at the design of a lot of consumer products — they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried to make something much more holistic and simple. When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.”
“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.”
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”

“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. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.”

Beautiful Steve Jobs Artworks

This would not be a complete tribute without some stunning artworks of our icon.
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Sad Conclusion

Many companies that are rivals of Apple are paying a tribute to Steve Jobs. Very rare to see this publicly, but not for Steve. His visions have changed the world for the better. This sad news has made me think and realize that death is coming sooner than we might think. I strongly encourage everybody who is reading this to live every day to it’s full potential, and take ever opportunity that comes your way. Steve Jobs is an extraordinary person that has touched us all in some way or another. Can anybody else step up to the plate and fill his shoes? I highly doubt it….
And one more thing… you will always be remembered and serve as a role model to the human kind.
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