There has been a lot publicity about the death of Steve Jobs, and rightly so, because there goes the passing of a great entrepreneur. I always have been a great admirer of Apple and its products, from the little square Macs with their smiley faces right up to the iPad with all the intricate technology it provides.
Steve had great determination combined with his forward thinking, passion for ultimate design, and his methods of persuasion to get people to buy his products, due to what they represented and how they have changed the world.
There were many facets that fascinated me about Steve Jobs and Apple. Of course I have always been a stickler for good design and simplicity of methodology, practicality and user experience. And the Apple products had that in spades! I’ve always found other technology was stilted, cumbersome, clumsy, ugly, impractical and difficult to understand. (And I’m sure there are plenty of people who will gladly advocate Apple’s competition, but then they must write their own posts!)
Steve Jobs was a character that was not put off by the competition. He had determination, foresight, and when he had to leave his company, waited patiently until the opportunity presented itself for him to return. Only then was he able to show his true colours, enable his potential and excel in his concepts within technology. Persistence, patience and passion abounded, and even though he may have been difficult to work with, the results speak for themselves.
Sometimes it is necessary to stall an idea until the opportunity is ripe. Use this time to recharge your batteries, increase your knowledge bank and upholster your resources. But beware, don’t leave things too long so things pass you by, but be in an ultimate state of readiness to respond favourably whenever the situation lends itself for your return in glory!