Month: November 2011

Steve Jobs and NeXT

My notes/quotes from the video…

  • There is a revolution in software going on now.  Simulated learning environments: You can’t give students expensive lab environments for their tests but you can simulate them on the PC.
  • More important than building a product, we are in the process of architecting a company that will hopefully be much more incredible than the sum of its parts.
  • One of the things that made Apple great was in its early days it was built from the heart.That is like a bomb run, you don’t change your target when you are on a bomb run.
  • There needs to be someone who is the “keeper or reiterator” of the vision because there is just a ton of work and a lot of times when you have to walk a thousand miles, when you take the first step, it looks like a long ways.  It helps when there is someone there saying “we are one step closer”.  The goal definitely exists, it isn’t just a mirage out there.  So in a thousand and one little ways, the vision needs to be reiterated.  I do that a lot.

Incredible Speed Boat Catch (Boat View)

From the YouTube page: “One of the most amazing catches you will ever see. The plan was for me to launch the frisbee out into the water and for the boat to drive up onto it so the ‘How Ridiculous’ boys can make the catch. However, Derek had other plans giving us the Incredible Speed Boat Catch!