Steve Jobs is one of the world’s best known innovators. His work ethic, imaginative drive, and creative impetus pushed Apple Computers from a marginalized, niche oriented computer company into one of the world’s most well known brands in just a decade’s time. He initiated the steps that lead to the overhaul the music industry, the way we view telecommunication devices, and how we compute. Only, all of this happened after he was essentially fired from Apple in 1985, nine years after founding the company. Thus, paradoxical commandment number six:
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
|It isn't comfortable in there is it? Come on out!
|One of these products has probably affected your
life in one way or another. Thank Steve Jobs.
- I first encountered an adapted version of the “Paradoxical Commandments,” titled “The Final Analysis,” while listening to a Wayne Dyer audio CD in my early twenties. The meaning and message struck me as true, helping guide my thoughts and actions as I developed from a big kid into a real adult. Later, I discovered the poem was not actually written by Mother Theresa at all, but adapted, framed, and hung on the wall in her Calcutta orphanage. She cared about its message enough to use it to empower the weak and marginalized children to whom she gave her life.
The Paradoxical Commandments are reprinted with permission. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001