Cliff on March 27th, 2015
"By changing nothing, nothing changes."
– +Tony Robbins 

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"We’re in the middle of a seismic moment, both seduced by the possibility of technology and frustrated when it creates more voids in our lives than it fills."

"We’ve always been good at creating technology to fill holes we didn't know were there. Douglas Adams was once asked why he had such a dislike of digital watches. (In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, human feebleness is defined by affection for such gadgets.) He said it wasn't so much that he didn't like them, as he didn't see the point. Why replace a perfectly good wristwatch with one that you needed two hands to use? 'The great thing about human beings,' he said, 'is not only do we invent stuff that’s new and better, but even stuff that works perfectly well we can’t leave alone. It’s the most charming and delightful thing about humans. We keep on inventing things that we got right once.'"

From +The Globe and Mail: http://ow.ly/KkJwB 

Apple Watch: It’s the precise opposite of a labour-saving device
I feel like a yestertool for doubting the Apple Watch, but we can be both seduced by technology and frustrated when it creates more voids than it fills

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Cliff on March 23rd, 2015
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller

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Cliff on March 20th, 2015
"To measure the man, measure his heart."
- Malcolm Forbes

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Cliff on March 17th, 2015
"Steve was someone with a deep hunger for learning, who breathed in an education wherever he could find it, from his youthful pilgrimage to India to his key mentors and his longtime colleagues at NeXT, Pixar, and Apple. (Steve’s widow, Laurene) Powell Jobs goes so far as to call him a 'learning machine.' He learned from his many failures and relentlessly applied those lessons."

"Steve was always changing. Thinking of him this way casts him in a very different light from the more common view of him as a stubborn force of nature. It reframes what those of us fascinated by and engaged in business can draw from his example."

"There are no truisms about design or simplicity or focus that will transform you or your company. Instead, there’s a narrative of constant change. The evolution of the iPad did not resemble the flash creation of the Apple II. The way Steve assembled and managed the team at Apple in the 2000s had little in common with the way he rallied the band of pirates that built the Mac. What Steve left behind was the process of his life, not a series of diktats."

"Thinking of his career and life as a fluid history changes what we can learn from Jobs. It changes his legacy and how we have to think about the future of Apple. What follows here are three unconventional assessments—and the ways in which they continue to drive the company Steve launched."

The three unconventional assessments put forward:

1- THERE IS NO "I" IN "STEVE"
2- INCH BY INCH, DAY BY DAY
3- APPLE IS AN ATTITUDE

The article is a great read and provides a different perspective on who Steve Jobs was.

From +Fast Companyhttp://ow.ly/Kqcwd

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