Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Don't just live a life; build on." - Steve Jobs

After watching the Jobs movie last week,  Reimers's  assertion that "When it comes to education the best way to prepare students for the future is to equip them to invent it" reminded me of one of Job's iconic quotes:

"Everything around that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."

Jobs did not follow the path before him, he thought differently (see below video). His overall philosophy and approach to life can teach us about leadership, creativity, communications and success. Job's saw genius in diversity (building creative teams of musicians, artists,  historians, computer scientists).  He believed in passion, taking risks and dreaming big... When we do all of these things in schools we empower students to invent a future and to understand and change the world around them.


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