Steve Jobs died this week; the founder of all things Apple. As I look around in my classes, many of my classmates have some of the products he helped create; MacBooks, iPhones, iPods, and iPads. These products have changed the way we participate in class and communicate with our classmates. (These devices have also let us waste some of our valuable time playing such games as Angry Birds or Words with Friends but that isn’t the point.)
Steve Jobs also helped Pixar grow and then sold it to Disney. I know, this has nothing to do with Graduate School, but I like little kid movies. And when I’m swamped with everything, I just think of Dory in Finding Nemo “When life gets you down, you know what you have to do? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”
The word that many people are using for Steve Jobs was a ‘visionary’. Many of the speakers during Fisher’s National Middle Market Summit http://www.nationalmiddlemarketsummit.com/ used him as an example about how to have a vision for their businesses as well. He is such a good example of what we could do if we put our mind to it.
So my advice for the week is to take a few minutes and think about how you can be a ‘visionary’ too.