12. Steve Jobs
This week marks ten years since Steve Jobs passed away, so in this episode I share how the great man himself inspired me early on.
Anyone who knows me knows I have been a fan of the fruit company from California for a long time.
In this episode, I talk through how I became a fan of Apple early in my life – from hanging out in the design agency my mum worked at, to being fortunate enough to get an unwanted Mac from my dad's office.
Steve Jobs influenced me in many ways – through his keynotes, his showmanship, his stories, and through the many products his company brought into the world.
In this episode I summarise three key areas where Steve Jobs had an impact on me: his showmanship, his obsession with simplicity, and his views on life.
Actions / take aways
- Steve Jobs commencement speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
- Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success, by Ken Segall: https://amzn.to/3v704lS
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