The Scope of Steve Jobs
By now you have probably read countless articles and have seen hundreds if not thousands of images on the legendary life of Steve Jobs due to his death. Whether or you knew it or not, you most likely have experienced something that Steve Jobs has created. Iphone, Itunes and maybe you didn’t know that without Jobs movies like: Toy Story and Finding Nemo would not have been possible via Pixar.
As an Art Teacher I admire Jobs for his creativity and ability to not think like others and never be told that something cannot be accomplished. He is wonderful example for teachers and students alike. Steve’s lessons in Life & Leadership are what drove him to the top of most successful people in the world. Thanks to Job’s innovation his company Apple is now valued at 39.3 billion dollars, more than tech giant Microsoft. So take note on these life lessons that lead a once unsuccessful company, Apple, to the top of the charts and also set the bar for a quality of products never before seen.
- The power of “NO”
- Money is overvalued
- It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it
- Recognize Good Ideas
- Shun the Majority
- Eat Your Own Lunch
- Strive for perfection
- Small Teams
- Follow Your Heart
In connecting Steve with Art thanks to my fellow student Brandon for introducing me to this artist: TEKST artist. This artist TEKST creates images from only words, stretched distorted, rotated in a very unique way. The video below shows TEKST artist creating an image from words Steve Jobs spoke during his 1983 Keynote Speech. The results are simple amazing, and they also speak to how one never knows the reach of their inspiration and motivational words.
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Words to live by – credit IBIT Times
Steve Jobs on Life
“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.
-Steve Jobs Commencement Speech 2005