Monday, October 10, 2011

iThank Steve Jobs

This quote is dedicated to late Steve Jobs...

"The real voyage of discovery 
consists not in seeking new lands, 
but in seeing with new eyes." 
- Marcel Proust

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs was more than your average American entrepreneur. He was a computer
entrepreneur. He was an innovator.  He was the Thomas Edison of our time. Just as
the light bulb changed the way we looked at things and we go about our daily lives, so did the innovations that Steve imagined and produced. He was one of the world's greatest marketers. He will be missed by many around the globe. 

Sunday or Monday Thanksgiving night marks the time when many Canadians will be gathering together and savouring the abundant Fall bounty at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  I would love to be a fly on the wall of many homes in Toronto, just to hear dinner conversation topic: how much Steve Jobs has touched every aspect of our lives.

In his own words he expresses his philosophy of death elegantly: 

“No one wants to die. 
Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. 
And yet death is the destination we all share. 
No one has ever escaped it. 
And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. 
It is Life's change agent. 
It clears out the old to make way for the new. 
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.” 
~ Steve Jobs


  1. I watched the video of his Sanford Commencement Address which was wonderful and I agree that you have to discover your passion and follow your own dreams and no one else's dreams. In the TV film I watched the other night about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, however, Bill Gates definitely came out the winner as far as his treatment of people.

  2. Hi Sandra
    Thanks for posting your comment!
    I saw snippets of his Sanford Commencement Address... very moving address.

    Too bad I missed TV film you mentioned where Steve Jobs & BIll Gates were featured. Interesting observation on your part... there was a mention in NY Times about his "temper" ...

    This Sunday October 9th edition of NY Times had a fabulous article in Business section about the outpouring of grief for Thomas Edison vs Steve Jobs. Author compared the two innovators. I'll look for it later on...