Monday, November 14, 2011

Steve Jobs' Final Words Were, "Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow."

The combination of me just about finishing up the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, and taking the 5 minutes to read his sister's eulogy to him proved a little much. What she said about her full blood brother was just beautiful. Really touched me. I urge you to make the read.

A Sister's Eulogy For Steve Jobs

Steve worked at what he loved. He worked really hard. Every day. 

That’s incredibly simple, but true. 

He was the opposite of absent-minded. 

He was never embarrassed about working hard, even if the results were failures. 

Novelty was not Steve’s highest value. Beauty was. 

For an innovator, Steve was remarkably loyal. If he loved a shirt, he’d order 10 or 100 of them.  

He didn’t favor trends or gimmicks. He liked people his own age. 

His philosophy of aesthetics reminds me of a quote that went something like this: “Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.” 

Steve always aspired to make beautiful later. 

He was willing to be misunderstood.

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