The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

image“Steve loved ideas and loved making stuff, and he treated the process of creativity with a rare and wonderful reverence. He, better than anyone, understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily squished. His was a victory for beauty, for purity, and, as he would say, for giving a damn.” ~ Jony Ive

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli is story of a man who had outstanding success in taking Apple to the game player it is today! He created a brand that makes people line up for several days just to be the first to have the new iPhone or iPad in their hands. Excerpt courtesy of Read the entire review of Becoming Steve Jobs.

Sleep is important for the creative process

We often forget that sleep is one of the greatest creative aphrodisiac. This crucial necessity for fostering our creative process affects our every waking momentdictates our social rhythm, and even mediates our negative moods. Be as religious and disciplined about your sleep as you are about your work. We tend to wear our ability to get by on little sleep as some sort of badge of honor that validates our work ethic. But what it really is is a profound failure of self-respect and of priorities. What could possibly be more important than your health and your sanity, from which all else springs?

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