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Gen Y's perspective (pun intended) on our journey through work, life, and everything in between.

How has Steve Jobs changed your life?

Three hundred and seventeen.

That’s the amount of patents that Steven Jobs has been listed on as an inventor for Apple products. As everyone knows, the man who truly changed the way we live our lives lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday.

As I sat on my morning train today, I glanced around to see that over half the passengers had ipods in. One guy was reading an article on his iPad. Numerous Mac Books were on and in use. It made me think about life. About how precious it truly is. And how one man pioneered a company to greatness and every single person on my train was affected by his work.

There are plenty of people out there who inspire me, make me think, challenge me, and keep me questioning things for the better. He is one of them.

Steve Jobs makes me want to do better. To try harder. To not give up because I think something is a dumb idea. To constantly be curious.  He defined innovation for me. He taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to.

The reason I am writing this post is to remind you of that. It’s really easy to get wrapped up in your work. To just keep going through the days doing the same routine. Same process, same results. I urge you to be a little bit more like Steve Jobs. Don’t just do your job to do it. Do work that makes you want to change the world.

Three hundred and seventeen patents. What will you invent?

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5 thoughts on “How has Steve Jobs changed your life?

  1. Kyle Henderick on said:

    ‘He defined innovation for me. He taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to.’ So true, he went the opposite direction of others to define a company and an era.

    Another great article is here with some of the major highlights than moved people – http://ow.ly/6Qy1v

  2. He helped create healthy compition for many brands I like, spuring them to progress or get left behind.

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