Vision Without Obstruction: What We Learn From Steve Jobs



Self-doubt, short-term expectations, bureaucracy. How can we pursue bold ideas without letting these everyday obstacles get in the way?

In recent days, everyone has taken the news of Steve Jobs' resignation and illness in different ways. For me, it has conjured up admiration and curiosity. More than anything else, I have always respected Jobs' clarity. True, the man has always shunned the status quo, but I believe his rebel ways were only a consequence of his efforts to stay true to an original vision. Jobs didn't "think different" just for the sake of it, he just refused to conform to traditional expectations and limitations.

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