#LearnFromTheBest #004 - Gems From Steve Jobs

I'll be upfront about it: I think Steve Jobs was the most gifted "creator" modern history has seen. He bent the Universe to his will and changed how modern society not only interacts with technology but with each other. His "reality distortion field" could sound like new age mumbo-jumbo but once you realize how essential it is to have some version of this to continue progress in the face of failure, it becomes clear that whatever it is, it's powerful, and it's real.

So, here's the second time I've chosen Jobs for #LearnFromTheBest:

Some (of the MANY) enlightening quotes from this video:

Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that are no smarter than you.
[You have to be passionate] because it's so hard, if you don't, any rational person would give up. It's really hard, and you have to do it over a sustained period of time, so if you don't love it, you're going to give up.
If you're a great person, why do you want to work for somebody that you can't learn anything from?
You've got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.
Some mistakes will be made along the way. That's GOOD, because at least some decisions are being made along the way.

If you're at all interested in learning more from the life of Steve Jobs, his failures and successes, I highly recommend reading (or listening to) the eponymous Biography by Walter Isaacson.

#LearnFromTheBest #001 - Richard Branson

The best way to learn is through experience, but as Tony Robbins has pointed out: Why not learn from the experiences of successful people, too? You can learn from years of success and failure in the space of an hour during an interview or a couple days reading a book.

In that spirit here's the first in a new series #LearnFromTheBest:

Chase Jarvis welcomes Sir Richard Branson as his guest on 30 Days of Genius.