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Steve Jobs: Thank you, Dreamer Extraordinaire

I am sad to have just learned of Steve Jobs' passing.  The news arrived via a friend's email that I received on my wonderful MacBook.

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To watch this tribute:  http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/jobs/

 

He was the epitome of one who ceaselessly asked, "What if?" and "Why not?"  I find the quote of his below to be inspiring and moving.

At a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs shared the philosophy that drove him.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “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.”

 

Sweet dreams, Steve.  And thank you.

 

 

 

YouTube logo For a break away from talking about creativity, I'm passing along the links below to some wonderful videos on the subject.  They're all just 1-2 minutes (time noted in parentheses).  They've been grouped into what I see as a natural progression:

The problem with limited, fixed thinking; a look at what inspired creativity and innovation can cause in our world; some delightful applied examples; and a few interesting tips for cultivating your creative thinking, a couple of which I'd not heard before.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.  As always, please share: with me, with others following this blog, and with friends!  Cheers! 

The Problem

  • The Creativity Company – Create your own box  (:57)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1yYB85ArHE&feature=related

 Inspiration:

  • OCAD – What Can Creativity Do (2:53)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlBJ-q-4JE&feature=related

  • Think different (1:07)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9GTUMh490&NR=1

Some examples:

  • Think Outside The Box (1:02)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_7gUP42Bk&feature=related
  • Think Outside the Box – (1:29)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJpeavMTVr8&feature=related

A few suggestions:

  • How To Stimulate the Creative Process (1:46)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC8e-Jk5uw&feature=related

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