Who can change the world?

I posted this on Google+ yesterday on learning about the passing of Steve Jobs.

I am personally overwhelmed by the news…

It is not often that we encounter someone as dedicated and real as Steve. He was first of all human, with flaws and interesting personality traits. This he never even attempted to hide or obscure.

He was good to and for Apple, and there were times that he was not. I can still recall him stepping back for the good of the company and then returning when they needed him.

Open honesty and humility is not something we ever thought we would have as the lasting and enduring qualities that Steve both advocated and lived by example.

We as a human race have lost someone that was shaped by our times, but he somehow retained the essence of being himself, and he showed each of us the value of being good at what you do, good in how you treat others – simply be good.

I honestly hope that my children will have people to look up to of this quality…

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

An emotional response about someone we all thought we knew; but then we all did somehow…

So what did Steve teach us about life?

  • This is your life – Take it by the horns and DO something AMAZING
  • NEVER settle – Only the best is good enough
  • Expect Miracles – If ever a life was defined by miracles…
  • People are Precious – If you allow them, people will rise to the occasion, step up to the plate, exceed what they believe is possible.
  • Believe in YOURSELF – Even when everybody else has already given up…
  • Do things right the first time – Second time around does NOT count.
  • Excellence, Brilliance, Exceptional – Are all words that live in each of us.
  • ACT – Do things without getting permission.
  • Take Chances – Life is a RISK… Play the odds, you only live once…
  • Don’t listen to critics – What can they know? Have they tried it?

There is probably a lot more we can say, I personally think that we as a species is poorer at the loss of this man.

Now something else…

Steve died of CANCER!!!



You all know that this is one of my personal crusades…

Fund Pancreatic Cancer Research

Fund Pancreatic Cancer Research

Please people can we raise awareness? Can we do something?

This is the moment where we should look at Steve’s life and accept the challenge raised by CANCER!

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

So the call to duty is:

Please join me in celebrating the life that Steve Jobs lived by following his example.

More on Steve.




Let’s do this right!!!


4 thoughts on “Who can change the world?

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