Book Notes: Becoming Steve Jobs — A Growth Story

becoming steve jobs

“Becoming Steve Jobs” is a great book. As the authors Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender say, this is a growth story about Steve Jobs — how he grew from a two-person team to managing a company that has thousands of employees. There are a lot of books and articles depicting him as a complete genius and at the same time, a complete jerk. From this book, I saw his soft side, his care about his employees, friends, as well as his and others’ families.

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Abandoned Railroads in Marin & Thoughts on Public Transportation

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I appreciate the effort of bringing more public transportation. The thing is, the current transportation system (buses, freeway, etc) planned and implemented years ago is falling behind. It’s reaching its capacity. Or can I say, when the system was planned, nobody expected the traffic situation can have significant changes AFTER the system was implemented?

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Discover Creativity & Perfectionism

I joined an online creativity workshop on Udemy by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love. Elizabeth says, being creative doesn’t mean that you have to be an artist; but if you want to stay creative, you need to find a way to make it a routine and form a mindset. Mostly importantly, you need to stay curious. Also, keep in mind that perfectionism is the enemy of creativity — don’t wait till you have everything to start executing.

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Thoughts on Drawing

There’s great flexibility in drawing a picture: endless subjects to draw, different styles to try, many tools to choose from, and canvas — anything can be your canvas. Even so, many people out there think that they can’t draw. They think those who can draw, even further, who can draw things with elegance and meanings, must be born with special “talents”.

Not true.

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