Sklover’s Monday Thought: “Are You Crazy?”

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The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones who do.”

– Steve Jobs

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Whether viewed from a business perspective, a technological frame of reference, or in cultural conventions, Steve Jobs did change the world.

As a child, Steve Jobs was adopted, he was a Type-1 diabetic, and attended ballet classes. A fourth grade teacher literally had to bribe him with $5 to read books. He was a loner, bullied by classmates, and threatened to quit school in the 7th grade. He attended college for one semester. Those who knew him describe him as impatient, to put it mildly. His father, a machinist, taught him how to put things together in the family’s garage. The rest, as they say, is history. He passed on at age 56.

Few people change the world in the multiple and momentous ways that Steve Jobs did. That said, each of us can, if we wish, change the world daily, in oh-so-many significant and meaningful ways: By steadfast dedication to the truth. By continual devotion to kindness. By contributions of time and effort to caring. By doing all things with the greatest “quality control” you can summon. By adherence to faith. By being true to your “crazy self.”

At work, this week and next, consider how you can build relations, energize team dynamics, and foster creativity and confidence among those around you. Over and over and over again. In other words, just as Steve Jobs did it.

We received this quote a few days ago from Arnie T., a self-described “Super Fan” of Steve Jobs, who lives in De Pere, Wisconsin. Where’s that, you ask? “Just south of Green Bay,” Arnie says. Thank you, Arnie. May your days be full of “crazy” people like Steve Jobs was!

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