News - The yogi of technology
by Life Positive
A Titan among techies His lifelong pursuit of truth and beauty made him an outstanding innovator, businessman, designer of technology and one of the greatest inventors in human history.
He was a maverick in the cutthroat world of American business and technology. When everybody in his company wanted to cash in on an established product, he was renowned for renouncing it and starting over once again. In fact, this capacity for letting go and moving on caused him to be thrown out of Apple Corporation by the same people whom he had recruited to develop new products and think differently. He was considered too dangerous for the money-earning capacity of Apple.
Nothing loth, Steve Jobs went on to break fresh ground and created Pixar, a company dealing with software-driven animation which produced Toy Story. He also founded a company called Next. Apple soon bought over Next and brought him back as head once again.
At his world famous Stanford address in 2005 called Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, Steve Jobs summed up the three principles that he lived by. Unsurprisingly, all three principles are profoundly spiritual.
The first principle is to connect the dots. By this he means to trust that whatever happens is for the best. Dropping out of college, being thrown out of Apple, and getting cancer were three of the best things that happened to him in hindsight, he says, and it is this innate trust that things will work out that was his biggest strength.
The second principle is to look for what you love and not settle for less. He says, “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.” The third principle is to embrace death. He says, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
He has moved on but surely on some other plane, he must still be setting the pace, for a yogi never sleeps. He only transcends to higher planes of consciousness.
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