I asked T. Reid Lewis, our President and Founder, to provide a few words about the passing of Steve Jobs. Well said, Reid – Anders
All of us will miss Steve Jobs and the panache that he brought to the evolution of our (now digital) culture and lifestyle.
We can honor his life and achievements by striving to learn from and emulate his style in our own lives and careers. Each one of us has contributions to make and challenges to overcome, and many of the lessons we can learn from Steve can be applied by all us. Here are a few that you can start applying today:
Never settle for “good enough” – always strive for the insanely great outcome and fight to overcome any obstacles
Delight your audience – look for innovations that inspire smiles of gratitude from your customers, clients, friends and families
Move forward – constantly replace the old stuff (starting with your ideas) with better ones and battle the naysayer laggards
Simplify – become the master of less is more and work to hide the complexity so that you can delight your audience and confound your competitors
Go further – once you’ve accomplished your goal, add one more thing to seal your achievement
Yes, I know it might be hard to imagine acting like Steve Jobs but I think that, if he had the chance, Steve Jobs would demand it of you! Now, you’ll have to demand it of yourself. So get going. Which brings us to a final lesson we can learn from Steve Jobs: our time will end.
Thanks, Steve Jobs, for teaching us so much about creating and living!