Friday, October 7, 2011

what if Steve Jobs had been a scientist?

Hailed as a great, irreplaceable visionary that changed the world, the Einstein of our time, thinking of the passing of Steve Jobs and all he accomplished leads me to wonder what kind of impact Jobs could have had if he had been, say, a medical researcher - or head of the NIH?  I guess we'll never know because that's the whole point, there is no one who thinks quite like him....meanwhile, I often like to think of this quote of his when a paper or idea gets rejected because the reviewer or a colleague just "doesn't get it" --

"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 others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs, R.I.P.

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