Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stay foolish. Stay crazy.

I have been fascinated by the "7 rules of success" of Steve Jobs ever since I saw it on ABC's Nightline. Lately, I have been trying to apply it to my own journey, a journey which may seem foolish and crazy to many. Throughout the years, I have applied rule #1, #4, and #6 regularly. I have to consider applying the other rules with more focus and determination.

1. Do what you love
... Passion is everything...

2. Put a dent in the universe
... Don't lose sight of the big vision...

3. Make connections
...Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields...

4. Say no to 1,000 things
...What are you saying no to?...

5. Create insanely different experiences
...What are you doing to enrich the lives of others?...

6. Sell dreams not products
...Help others reach their dreams...

7. Master the message
...You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter...


  1. I have been also fascinated by the speech of Steve Jobs. I sent this text to my chidren.

  2. Gerard,

    The interesting aspect of the speech is that one can apply it to any pursuit. I think Lili is already applying rule #4. She is saying NO to blogging for now :) Say hello to her for me. Thanks!