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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lessons in Innovation and Creativity according to Jobs ( Blog #2 of my challenge )

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Today almost every educational post t has something to do with creativity and innovation. Today perhaps more than ever these are the skills that our children are going to need to be successful in our global society.
I just finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  Isaacson in my opinion does a good job at portaying the true nature of Steve Jobs, to put in simply he wasa complex individual with very little middle ground eitherr you hated him or you loved him.
No matter which side of the isle you are on he can teach us some important lessons about creativity and innovation.

I want to share some of those quotes and ideas with you

“ It is Apples DNA that technology alone is not enough.  We believe that its technology married with the humanities that yields us the results that makes our heart sing” Jobs 

 “ Apple itself, which Jobs considers his greatest  creation a place where imagination was nurtured, applied and executed in ways so creative that it became the most valuable company on earth” W. Isaacson

“My passion has been to build as enduring company ….where people were motivated to make great products…..But the products not the profit where the motivation" Jobs  {This quote reminded me of a TED talk by  Daniel Pink and one by Simon Sinek }

"Our job is to figure out what they are going to want before they do….our task is to read things that are not yet on the page……
There are a lot of people innovating and that’s not the main distinction…. The reason Apple resonates is that there is a deep current of humanity in our innovation ….. You always need to keep pushing to innovate" Steve Jobs 

The next two quotes come from the speech Jobs gave when he returned to Apple and luanched the "Think Differently" campaign 

"Here’s to The crazy ones .The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who things differently

While some may see them as the crazy ones we see genius because people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do" Steve Jobs 

I want to end this post with two videos one is the speech Jobs gave at Stanford  University and Caines arcade 

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