Apple Trees…

We woke up to the very sad news of Steve Jobs’ demise after he lost a long battle to pancreatic cancer. If you are just reading about this now, you can find that story here. Steve Jobs was the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes. As is the custom when someone dies, I wanted to read anything and everything about Steve Jobs. His Stanford University Commencement Speech was outstanding, I think it deserves a notable mention. Everything he said on this speech was mind blowing but what stood out for me was this:

… I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. 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.

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” ~ Steve Jobs. Be inspired friends. Excuse me, while I go figure out what I love to do.

Before I do, I’m sitting here wondering, two great people from two different continents, Nobel Peace Laureate—Prof. Wangari Maathai and Apple Founder and former CEO—Steve Jobs died around the same time. Could it be that heaven needed their genius? Is God rebuilding the Garden of Eden? Think about it. I’m leaning towards iTrees. Apple trees.

Yeah, I just said that!

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  1. That was an icon right there RIP Jobs

  2. He may not have been perfect (and no human being is, anyway) but he was a true trail blazer…there is a quote of his that I love and It reminds me of Wangari Maathai too:

    “…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 other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart & intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary…”

  3. Nice to read you Nyambura. You are lost on these here internets 🙂 No we didn’t want a perfect person, because none is perfect. But we can learn from the imperfections of these great people. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Word on the grapevine is God needs an iPad

  5. Hey,
    Liking the tribute too. I posted a similar one on my blog last week.

    I am absolutely loving your blog roll…its going to take me a couple of weeks to get through them all. 🙂

    • Why thank you very much. I’m going to stop by yours and check out the tribute you did. Cheers 🙂

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