Steve Jobs

6 Oct

I had promised a different post this evening but wanted to remark on the passing of the phenomenal Steve Jobs.  Here, his brilliant commencement speech, which I have kept bookmarked for inspiration since I first heard it a couple of years ago.

I was thinking about Apple this morning.  The small ways it impacted even my life (above and beyond the wild benefits of owning the requisite iPod, iPad, and iPhone – I am never lost, I am never without music, I am never bored, we had our own personal tour guide in Paris – my god).In elementary school, we played Oregon Trail in a room full of boxy Macintosh computers.

In the early days, Brian got an iPod for Christmas (2001, I think).  We were fascinated.

Years later, in law school, I remember John telling me that the iPod changed his life.  He did not say it cavalierly, but genuinely.

My dear friend recently moved to California to work at Apple.  What an opportunity.

And this speech – I read it again and again (as if it was for me) when I left my law firm to launch my business.  It was crafted for that purpose, I believe.  To inspire globally and personally, at once.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do,” he said.

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