Genius and Mediocrity

21.10.2011 § 1 Comment

Merriam Webster listed a new trend word after Oct 6, 2011: “Mercurial” it says:

Many reports on the death of Steve Jobs – a man known for exceptionally high standards and an unconventional approach to business – described him as mercurial.

Mercurial means “characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes of mood.” It can be used to mean “temperamental” or “volatile,” but also suggests versatility.

It must not have been easy to keep up with Steve Jobs. He was a genius. « Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Jobs

20.10.2011 § 2 Comments

Stanford Commencement Address
The recent outpouring of grief dedicated to a business leader demonstrates that the admiration of celebrities has diversified over time. Say 50 years ago, weren’t singers and movie stars the ones who had fans? Later, there were sports figures, and now anyone can have fans: a princess, a politician or a businessman. It is all about publicity. Jobs appeared frequently in front of the press, developers and the public in general to introduce new products and expound upon his vision for the future. He became a public personality who followed his dream, the combination of whose talent and story became an icon to many people worldwide.

The commencement speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005 is worth publishing in many places to inspire all of us.  I will just quote some of it here: « Read the rest of this entry »

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