10 Things I’ve Learned from Steve Jobs’ Life (Pt. 2)

(This is the second part of a two-part reflection on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. You can read the first part here.)

Thanks to everyone for your feedback from yesterday’s first part. Here’s the second part. I hope you find it profitable for your own work and mission in life.

6. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

One of the amazing things about Apple products is how simple they are. From their function to their design, Apple products just work, and they are highly intuitive. I love Jobs’ attitude towards the design of his products because it articulated for me what I have felt about my own work. Two descriptions of the work that simplicity requires are worth the price of the book. Continue reading

10 Things I’ve Learned from Steve Jobs’ Life

(This is the first of two parts…)

I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “Enough with the Steve Jobs already!” Yet here you are, like me, compelled by the story of this man’s life. I recently read Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Jobs’ life, and instead of a straightforward review (there are plenty of ones out there), I thought I’d share 10 reflections that have impacted me about this person behind the persona. These are in no particular order. Continue reading