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Ten days of slowdown - Day #4
One of my idols has always been Steve Jobs. More from the philosophy of life and product’s perspective than Apple itself. Over my lifetime I have used my bit of Apple products but I am a fast follower rather than a first mover. My first iPhone was a 6, followed by a 7-Plus, followed by the XR. My first Mac was only six years ago with a Mac Book Pro and I have been on a Mac ever since.
What Jobs taught me was that it was ‘okay’ to be crazy and crazy scales better than the non-crazies. You can see that in every successful product and service in the market, without fail.
The Think Different Apple Commercial Narrated by Steve JobsHere’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
— Steve Jobs, 1997
And in his own words… mentioning the 17 iconic 20th-century personalities… Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright, and Pablo Picasso.
So go ahead and turn on your crazies. What are you waiting for?
Ten days of slowdown
Day 2: Attitude
Day 3: Serenity