After today’s breaking news that, in my opinion, the greatest CEO the world has ever known, is stepping down from his post leading the world’s most powerful technology company, I thought it was worthwhile re-posting an old tribute from my old blog. So without further ado, here it is.Originally posted, January 2, 2011.
It’s resolution season. We’re all resolving to break off the shell of an old self and emerge , mastering new challenges, taking on greater risk and seeking more balance.
At the top of my resolution list: read more. In the waning months of my formal education, at least until I move beyond an M.S. and pursue my J.D., I’ve resolved to read more of what I want to read.
The first book I finished off also happened to set a great foundation for me going into 2011. Carmine Gallo’s The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs was a natural selection for a lover of all things Mac. I had no idea how easily I would be able to implement the book’s seven principles into my professional and personal life.
- Do What You Love
- Put a Dent in the Universe
- Kick Start Your Brain
- Sell Dreams, Not Products
- Say No to a 1,000 Things
- Create Insanely Great Experiences
- Master the Message
A fantastic read and a page turner. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to inspire their next decade. The Chinese have animal names for their years. I prefer to channel Steve on applying some sort of label to 2011.
In an address to Stanford University students, Job uttered a phrase that sends volts of inspired electricity through my being, it seems the best way to stage 2011:
2011: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.”
Do yourself a favor, take a weekend and plow through the book for some great reminders and new discoveries.