(Video link here.) We’ve been at a loss for words to write about Steve Jobs’ passing, so thought we’d publish a few really potent ones from our friends and colleagues, along with the original “Think Different” ad from the 90’s, sent to us by Pamela Hovland: “…it expressed his vision for the company (Apple) but embodied his own way of thinking/creating as well. “
“He thought differently, and now we do too.” —Tara Mann
“He changed my life” —MondoBlogo
This guy was a gift.
2 replies on “apple’s ‘think different’ video: tribute to steve jobs”
I appreciated your video re Apple, Sally as I have written about Steve Jobs in at least half a dozen of my blog entries, including one where I was at a loss for words onThesaurus Day, last January when he took one of his leaves of absence to “focus on his health”.
I have been very moved by Steve Jobs, and particularly by what he said in his speech to a graduating class from Stanford, which you and your readers are most likely familiar with.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from that speech:
” . . . 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–because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.”
“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods in my life.”
“Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don’t settle.”
AND there is much more but I will end with his ultimately prophetic quote:
“When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.”
Steve Jobs has always surrounded himself with fantastic talent. I have been blessed to work with such talent for a little over a year and a half. Last March, I made a mini movie to honor those talented folks, and if you’d like to see it, the link is posted below:
Thank you for your very rich Comment, reminding us the many ways Jobs affected people, and the powerful words he used to do it.