Here's to the Crazy Ones
Steve Jobs changed the world we live in forever. The world was a different place back when Nokia and Windows 98 were king. He single-handedly brought order to the chaotic world of technology. Designs so intuitive and elegant are rarely seen in any field, much less one focused on complexity as a sign of virtue and raw attributes as one of prowess.
Steve understood that simple is harder than complex and excellence is a poor substitute for perfection. Design is more than how it looks and feels. It is how it works. It is the soul of the product. The symphony of hardware and software in perfect harmony with each other. A perfect gift from a man more artist than engineer or businessman, despite his accomplishments as all three.
Great work is only possible if you love what you do. like Jobs, our time here is limited. Only so many things can be done in one lifetime. Everything around us was made by people like us. Once we realize that we too can create and change the world around us we will never be the same again. Dare to think different, dare to connect the dots. Dont settle!
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”
— Gene Roddenberry
“If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you.”
— James J. Hill
“The inventor looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization.”
— Alexander Graham Bell
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta
“For they could not love you, but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.”
— Don McLean