Steve Jobs — In Memoriam
11 Oct, 2011
The impact that Steve Jobs and Apple have had on my creative and business life has been profound but it’s in our ability to reach out to each other that the tools which he designed become world changing. Certainly he did not invent the Internet and couldn’t have achieved what he did without countless others, but he simplified the process and made these new tools into art themselves.
We could sum it up in one word: empowerment. The concept of personal empowerment is critical to the core values of Natural Vitality and Organic Connections. It’s about democratization of information, communication and personal expression. With the tools Steve Jobs has provided, we—all of us together—can exchange the ideas to realize a healthy, sustainable and happy world.
The following is from Steve Jobs’ address at Stanford University:
“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.”