I watched the movie “Jobs” last night and what a lovely surprise. First of all that Ashton Kutcher is actually able to act and secondly that I did not know the story of this remarkable man who did indeed change the world for the better on a very large scale.
The persecution he endured??
The arrogance of the corporate world at large is flabbergasting and to a degree greatly deeply disturbing in terms of our progress as humanity in all fields.
Despite multiple set backs and criticism though Steve Jobs did manage to change the world. I am possibly one of the world’s biggest mac fans so I think I am biased, BUT, look at how once again the other companies have copied a lot of what he was trying to say – and he was saying it in 1984!!! A long time ago.
The other thing that struck me was the long time frame that it did take to go from idea to a concrete product as we know it.
As for the shares – they speak for themselves. Fickle a concept as that is though. Yet so targeted and narrow-mindedly from a corporate point.
It was a great movie to watch and comprehend.
Life simply is not simple. Our greatest minds it seems are only truly appreciated once no longer with us.
The lesson for me is this : believe in your own ideas and do not let other people crush them. The will criticise them and so be it – do NOT let this stop you. It seems that the vast majority of people are not visionaries and like to stick to the narrow confines of parameters that they hold on to despite a visionary idea. Your break will come, albeit many years that may pass in-between. Don’t ever give up on yourself of your ideas.