Last week we said good bye to a great man-Steve Jobs. He passed away after an extended fight with cancer, but before cancer claimed his life he transformed all of ours with his Apple creations and his brilliance in the field of technology. There have been countless tributes and articles written about Steve Jobs in his passing, and all of them agree that Steve did his work and did it well. Although he has passed on, the world still remains, all the better because of his contributions. Steve (quoting Wayne Gretzky) said:
“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.“
If we’re truly going to do Steve Jobs legacy justice, we need to start thinking future thoughts, not focusing on the past. We need to move from jobs where people are miserable to a place where people are happy, even excited to go into work each day, whether at their office, in their home, a client’s home or at a coffee shop.
So to the leaders of big business and the US government: it’s not working anymore! Stop trying to make more jobs and start encouraging people to do what they’re good at. Help them start businesses and not look for nonexistant jobs. The proverbial puck has moved.
What can you do to move to where the puck is going? Consider starting a business. At the very least look into selling on Ebay or Amazon or consulting online. What are your thoughts on Steve Jobs and where you think the puck will be in the future?