Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rules for Success

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The late Steve Jobs holding Mac Air. His rules for success: passion + hardwork + intuition

Got some good dose of information last night how to become a very successful entrepreneur from the world's most successful businessmen and popular CEOs--Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg. Before I drifted to sleep, I watched the three video interviews of these world billionaires from Youtube.

Okay, in case you are wondering who are these people, here's a little background:

Steve Jobs --- He died last October 5 at the age of 56 after his long battle of Pancreatic Cancer. But his life was something of a celebration, he was considered as one of the pillars of modern technology as a co-founder of Apple Incorporated and who innovated high tech gadgets like iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac and iTunes and developed animation technology used by Walt Disney films. Jobs was often called "the messiah of modern electronic gadgets". He was dubbed as the Best Entrepreneur on Earth. Through his leadership, Apple became the world's most admired company.

Warren Buffet - CEO and Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway, probably the largest investment company in the world. Fortune magazine placed it as the world's fourth most admired company. Buffet is often dubbed as the most brilliant investor in America. His intelligent investing style emerged to be one of the best techniques in managing money.

Bill Gates - Co-founder of Microsoft and since 1997 to 2009, he was listed as the world's richest man until he was edged out by Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico last year and this year. Now, he devoted his time working for his foundation, visiting depressed areas in different parts of the world with his wife, Melinda.

Mark Zuckerberg - founder of Facebook, probably the largest social networking site in the world. Despite his billions, Zuckerberg remained humble and low-key.

Because I was searching some ideas how to create a successful e-business, I listened to every word they uttered and one of the most unforgettable lessons I got, probably wisdom, came from Steve Jobs.

He seated next to Bill Gates and when one of the people in the audience asked him his secret to success, Jobs emphasized the true ingredients: passion, hardwork and the power of intuition, without it, according to him, we will end up nothing. 

Steve Jobs explained:

"You need a lot of passion for what you're doing because it's so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up. 



So if your'e not having fun doing it, if you dont absolutely love it, youre going to give up.

And thats what happens to most people, actually.


If you look at the ones that ended up being successful in the eyes of society, often times its the ones who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough.


And the ones that didnt love it, quit. Because theyre sane, right? 


Who would put up with this stuff if you dont love it?


So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly.


If you dont love it, youre going to fail.



The former Apple's CEO also gave a very sensible advise to entrepreneurs how to "select" the best people for the company. Bill Gates in a separate interview (the one with Warren Buffet) also said that he agreed that "passion" is really a key to success because when he started establishing Microsoft in 1975 with high school buddy, Paul Allen, he did not think much about money and fame, he only did it because of his "passion" towards computer programming, because that's what he love doing.

So go where your heart is, do what you love doing and work hard for it. 

Listen to Steve Jobs interview (with Bill Gates) talking about passion and hard work.

Jobs compulsively used his powerful intuitive nature too and it was his best guide to achieve what he was dreaming in his life. According to his biographer, Walter Isaacson, when he had an interview with Jobs, whom he really thought was an exceptional genius, Jobs heavily valued experiential wisdom over empirical analysis and appreciate/practice the power of intuition, a habit he got after dropping out from college and wandered around India.

Isaacson recalled Jobs mentioned The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That’s had a big impact on my work.”



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Isaacson continued, Mr. Jobs’s intuition was based not on conventional learning but on experiential wisdom. He also had a lot of imagination and knew how to apply it. As Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -- Source: The New York Times


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There you go, passion + hardwork + intuition = success ^___^

Watch the historic interview of two of the world's most celebrated C.E.Os and computer geniuses, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, in the video link below and discover how their companies, Apple and Microsoft respectively, faced the fierce competition in the electronic market through all these years and listen to the best words or compliment they said to each other (Jobs to Gates and vice versa).
2007 interview of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates


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