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Video Self Interview: Steve Jobs — Death Is Life’s Greatest Opportunity

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Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who resigned from the company in the mid-1980s and returned a decade later to make Apple one of the most successful technology companies in the world,  died on Oct 5, 2011. His accomplishments liken him to Thomas Edison and others as one of History’s greatest inventors/innovators. He lacked a college degree, began by sleeping on the floors of his friends homes, and rose to a pinnacle of success seldom achieved by anyone. He is a Winner Against the Odds.

In the following Video he shares with all of us his struggles, thoughts, and most important, his philsophy on how to win in life. In this video he explains why he was not afraid to die, why he saw death as life’s greatest opportunity. To his end, he lived his life to its very fullest. Click on the below VIDEO and learn from on the best …

 

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  • Crin - Michigan said:

    I am a computer consultant and although I was not a Steve Jobs adorer, I always admired his genius and his contribution to the computer world! Not that it makes a lot of difference, but Steve Jobs did not resign from Apple. He was forced out and it should be stressed. Basically he was fired. He got involved with Pixar.

  • Carl - Florida said:

    I did happen to enjoy this. I completely agree with the spotlight on his nothing to something attitude and more so how he can serve as an inspiration for those now who are currently sleeping on the floors of their friends house and looking for a way.

  • Lori - Oregon said:

    Steve Jobs is an inspiration to all of us.

  • Lori - Oregon said:

    Inspiring.

  • Andre – Vermont said:

    I have to say I like the idea of writing about winners. And especially that they don’t necessarily have to still be among us – Steve Jobs – he definitely won his fight. That should be something inspiring for all of us. Also i like the reader’s choice poll. The comments on the site seem to come from the heart (some of them are really lengthy) and that is great. Thank you.

  • Luis – New Mexico said:

    The reason I read this article is because of his recent passing. Not only that but he is one of our biggest success stories. I too like many people owned or own an apple product. I agree with the article’s point of view because it shows that any one with strive and dreams can make a difference. The article presented the meager beginning of Mr.Jobs. He too like all of us dreamers had to start at the bottom; this shows that not even an education system can stop us from achieving what we want. The video was a nice touch to the article, it shows how Steve was adopted and his parents wanted him to achieve success. It also brings the question of destiny and if we are all its puppets. The article proves a point of view even a cliché at times and that is we can all achieve success trough strive and our dreams and that’s all we need at times. For all these reasons I liked the article and agree with it, but it’s because I believe that people are worth more than what they know.

  • Susan – Michigan said:

    Where to begin? If I sound completely positive then it’s somehow perceived as being unreal! Well I’m not buying into that broken record I’ve been listening to all too often, which is precisely why your magazine appeals to me. Because-I don’t have to listen to that. Steven Jobs made a great point, one of many, that people don’t have to be sucked into the dogma. I believe this as well. I really believe Steve and I are kindred souls on so many levels-except I’m not a famed billionaire,yet. So naturally I was drawn to the article on Steven Jobs. His worldview and his philosophy on life and its connectivity, making choices, etc,… correlates with the mindset of great people who don’t get stuck and remain in life’s trenches. One pervasive trench, is ones own confusion about life and what it means to them personally. The world has dug a moat of negativity around my happy land, I never wanted to be an island. Something positive like this magazine offers me a bridge of connectivity to other happy islands.I want to help build bridges, and I’ll share my island.

  • Luis – New Mexico said:

    The reason I wanted to read this article is because of his recent passing and not only that but he is one of our biggest success stories. I too like many people owned or own an apple product. I agree with the article’s point of view because it shows that any one with strive and dreams can make a difference. The story presented the meager beginning of Mr.Jobs. He too like all of us dreamers had to start at the bottom; this shows that not even an education system can stop us from achieving what we want. The video was a nice touch to the article, it shows how Steve was adopted and his parents wanted him to achieve success. It also brings the question of destiny and if we are all its puppets. The article proves a point of view even a cliché at times and that is we can all achieve success trough strive and our dreams and that’s all we need at times. For all these reasons I liked the article and agree with it, but it’s because I believe that people are worth more than what they know.

  • Norma – Texas said:

    i liked this article on Steven Jobs about the apple and his history i think that it sounds very good and professional how it should be now that he has passed away i like the way it says he was a less fortunate then a normal person and he made a change !!

  • Belinda – Missouri said:

    Dear Alex, I read a few of your articles about people who have disabilities and those who have been able to win against the odds. My connection to this magazine becomes my own personal testimony . I have SLE, a very debilitating autoimmune disease that almost took me out a couple of times so far. After my initial diagnosis, I was told that I could not work in settings with children. As teaching honors, secondary school students was my career, I had to opt out of one of my biggest passions. For awhile, I became depressed, disgruntled, and life became almost unbearable… that is until I nearly died. When my life was miraculously spared after my heart and brain caused me to sink into a deep coma for months, I realized that my purpose had not been even close to being carried out. More than this, I learned to trust God. Now, I refuse to lose. Despite my infirmity, I stay encouraged because I know that the best way that I can continue to contribute to society is to bring situations to light that inspire, encourage, and motivate people. The world is too full of bad news. It’s time to accentuate the positive, and to point out the awesome nature of our God, as he gives us all some incredible talents and gifts that should be used to their fullest capacity. The one article that touched me more deeply than the others is this one that discussed death being the greatest thing that could happen in one’s life. It is a message that I have found to be so incredibly true, and it is a very rich message. It wasn’t until I had my own near death experience that I recognized the importance of living each day to the fullest. I have also learned not to fret because God is not done with me yet (evidently)! It is always refreshing to hear the story of such a great man like Steve Jobs. It allows readers to understand that they can accomplish any task ahead of them and that this could happen at any age despite obstacles and/or circumstances that seem to hinder. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article in your magazine.

  • Rafael – Arizona said:

    I liked this article just cause I’m an Apple product junky. The magazine has a very upbeat attitude which is a nice change of pace.

  • Joshua – Arizona said:

    I want to comment on the Steve Jobs piece, how this nonconformist, anti-establishment rebel built one of the planet’s greatest establishments, how he believed in surrounding himself not with business people, but with creative people, to not trust in focus groups, but in your own vision, and to never give up. I think it is a little out of context to say he saw death as life’s greatest opportunity, a sentiment derivative of Da Vinci, Camus and others. I believe his legacy is more about understanding the connection we have to ourselves (the “dots” he refers to), which helps us all develop “…the confidence to follow your heart…[and] the only way to do great work…”

  • Susan – Florida said:

    I read the introduction to the Steve Jobs article, as I’m a true mac-head, and a big fan. I don’t think there is anyone who impacted technology as broadly or creatively as he did, however, it makes you wonder if other inventors wouldn’t have come up with even more amazing technology had they lived in the digital age. Good Coverage, thanks

  • Tom – Florida said:

    I enjoyed this piece on Steve Jobs.

  • Felipe -- Brazil said:

    After watching the video, I must say that there’s nothing that much left to say, but in the end, in my opinion, I think that more aspects about Steve Jobs, should have been not forgotten.
    Not just the good things but also the bad things such as, a brief insight about the drugs he took, how he was almost “kicked out” from Apple, and many other things.
    The negative aspects of his life, made him the man he was.

  • ria -- Oregon said:

    I liked it, and I’m still surprised Steve Jobs is dead. By the way, your site is well put together with good writing.

  • Tina -- Florida said:

    I have read several articles over the last few days on Steve Jobs, who will be sadly missed. This was much different and I totally appreciated the video, it is a very clever way to mourn and miss such a great man. It puts a heartwarming touch to such a man of power and potential. Thank you for a great article.

  • krys said:

    wow this is amazing, and so inspiring. i really enjoyed and agreed with jobs views on death. such an amazing man who made the world a different place. it is sad that we have lost him. i also agree that we need to not fall victim into living another “persons” dream, or settling for the easy way instead of our own desires. so much easier to say, then to do. a good reminder for all of us to reflect and evauate in ourselves. thanks for the video! im going to tweet this for others to watch and enjoy as well.
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  • LeAnn -- Oregon said:

    WOW! Fully enjoyed this and actually found tears in my ears several times. Very powerful, uplifting and true. thank you for sharing this with me.

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