Friday, January 24, 2014

Short -- But Important -- Life Advice From Steve Jobs

I love deep thoughts, and this short video Steve Jobs made in 1995 puts a lot into perspective.

"Everything around you that you call life... was made up by people that were no smarter than you."

This is also very important.

"Most people never pick up the phone, most people never ask."

In an age of e-mail and text messages, I still pick up the phone and call people when I need something or want to follow up, even if it is just to get coffee. Some find this surprising, even antiquated. But there are so many verbal and behavioral nuances to be picked up from a conversation that you'll never get from e-mail. (Also, they can't ignore you if they're talking to you.)