Just woke up and found out that Steve Jobs just resigned as the CEO of Apple. He has always been so inspiring and I want to re-share this post.
If you really do,I’m so sure you’ll read this.If it happens you don’t,I advice not to let this post taken for granted.
Basically Steve Jobs is known as the CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios. He’s just the man behind iPod,iPhone,iPad and even more to come. He has contributed eminently to the advancement of computer programming,technology and digital animation. Indeed,one of the omnipotent, widely-known businness executives.
Yet,what really made him promising is his background.
Born on February 1955,from a poor family,Steve Jobs biological parents had him adopted by a lower-middle-class family. He went to Reed College,but he dropped out in order to help his parents financially. He never finished college then.
He worked with Steve Wozniak and started assembling Apple computers. The rest was history,but he was even fired from his own company. He set up a new company: NeXT and got back to Apple. By 2003,he merged Pixar with Disney.
He got pancreatic cancer. Nevertheless,he survived and succeeded through following his heart,what he really loves to do.
I supposed to catch-up with dramas this Sunday,but upon browsing today’s broadsheet. I came across Steve Jobs’ commencement address,delivered in Stanford University on June 12,2005,where he was invited as the guest speaker. By merely reading the excerpt,I was so astonished. As I quote:Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.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.
Eventually after reading the whole speech (here),I got much inspired and even so moved. I actually can’t get enough thus I also did a quick research of his bio and ended up like this,sharing to the whole world the story of this great man: Steve Jobs.