I met Steve Jobs in the mid 1980’s and to me; it was like meeting a rock star. I bought all the Apple stock I could afford years ago, thank goodness, and I bet it will be the first trillion-dollar company.
Here are some things you may not know about Steve Jobs. He’s dyslexic. So is my son Sam, so I have Steve Jobs photo in Sam’s room along with Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, John F Kennedy, and many more successful dyslexic people. From Sam I understand that dyslexic people see ideas in complete pictures. Albert Einstein was said to have “seen” the theory of relativity in a download picture version while taking a shower. What this tells me is Steve Jobs had to overcome a great deal while growing up in our traditional thinking US school system.
Steve Jobs was adopted. His graduate student parents decided they weren’t ready for a child. The biological parents had one request; that Steve be adopted by college educated people. Steve’s adopted parents lied, his mother never graduated from high school, but they got Steve anyway.
His same biological parents had another child, Mona Simpson, who is a famous novelist. Wow. Those parents have some incredible genes!
One semester at Reed College is all the college Steve had, ONE semester!
He’s a Zen Buddhist, he even considered becoming a monk.
Steve Jobs used LSD, something I will not share with my freshmen at USC son August.
The tag line for Apple’s advertising campaign for years was “Think Different.” Steve Jobs certainly has, his whole life.
Thank you Steve Jobs for sharing your ideas and vision with the rest of the world. I will be keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers as you make your new transitions.