steve jobs:stay hungry-stay foolish

there is much here to be understood about the life and mind of Steve Jobs. i’m just getting caught up on the news of his untimely passing since i was on a bike outside of cedarpoint, ga completing a 803 mile bike ride.

there is so much he did to change the world we live in.  we owe him much.  this address at stanford in 2005 is incredibly insightful. his story…his passion…his understanding of his place in the world and much wisdom on how to live life. this quote from his address truly resonates in my mind right now.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

there are many teachable points here. much to offer other leaders and to the students i walk with. jobs crunches his final thoughts to a person “staying hungry and staying foolish”. risking to live our lives in a way that offers the world all that we’ve been created to be.

the video is worth every moment.

ht Karl Fisch