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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Steve's back in charge...

Haven't had too much time to blog recently but I notice this article on CNET describing the return of Mr. Jobs...on stage! Yip I'm a Jobs fan and it's good to see him back! I published a post on his commencement address at a university and a little on his history. Amazing the co-incidence since I was on the phone with someone last night, for at least 3 hours, and a chunk of the time we discussed iTunes, his speech, and the future of Apple.

Some of my favourite Steve quotes;

"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your 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. 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 until you find it. Don't settle."

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Welcome Back Steve Jobs!


Digital News said...

Hi Stafford,

You spoke about Chris Andersons Book Free! Why $0.00 is the future of Business at the Seacom Conference in Sandton.

Where can i get this book?

Thanks and regards,

Jared said...

Hi there Jared,

Yip, did mention the book. Here are details you can use to search for it online;

Name: Free The Future of Radical Price
Author: Chris Anderson
ISBN: 9781401322908

Copy and paste the following url to buy it on kalahari;

Chris also has a blog post that speaks to both "The long tail" and "Free" - check it out at

Enjoy :)

Digital News said...

Hi Stafford,

Thanks alot for your prompt response, it is highly appreciated.


Digital News said...

FYI: You can download the audiobook for free.

Digital News said... said...

Yip - check out my post published in March;