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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Death is very likely the single best invention of life


Steve was remarkable. I don't know if any other word can be used to describe him. His death is a shock even though the world knew it's coming. His death was announced on Thursday morning just weeks after he stood down as CEO of Apple. Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour in his pancreas in 2004, it is amazing to note that, unlike the most common form of pancreatic cancer, which is aggressive and has a poor survival rate, Steve Jobs' cancer is slow-growing and it is not unusual for people to live for many years after diagnosis. No wonder he was Steve Jobs, he was a one off; a man who had total belief in his own abilities.

There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

I don't think there's any need to say something about his achievements, Apple's products speak for themselves. He had transformed the world's relationship with technology- forever.

I just watched his speech at Stanford, and I realized why they called him a visionary....

In a speech at Stanford University in 2005, Steve Jobs said:

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle." 

Steve Jobs' Stanford speech from 2005


  1. he made a great impact on our lives, world will miss him.
    Zohaib, ISB

  2. this speech is epic...
    Beven, KHI