Creative Thinker Steve Jobs 1955-2011

While I have not been an iUser I am an iAdmirer of Steve Jobs' amazing creative thinking abilities and vision. And, probably just like you, I am #iSad at his passing. 

 

Steve Jobs showed us that one man CAN change the world. One creative visionary can modify how millions of people worldwide act, think and interplay with one another.

It's been said that millions of people around the world heard the news of his passing on a device he invented. 

What an amazing tribute to a remarkable human being. 

Wired Magazine did an excellent article on Steve Jobs. They lead with the video that opens this article that inspries us to "Think Different."

Steve Jobs' quotes inspired millions.

His presentations on TED were enjoyed worldwide.

The headline in today's edition (October 6, 2011) of the Huffington Post says it all, "Gone Too Soon."

I think anyone who loves creative, visionary thinking feels the same way. Steve Jobs is gone WAY too soon. 

"Remembering That You Are Going To Die Is The Best Way I Know To Avoid The Trap Of Thinking You Have Something To Lose." Steve Jobs. 

The power of inspriation that a single, creative thinking visionary with a BIG vision can have on us all is remarkable. 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

God bless you, Steve Jobs. Through demonstration you showed us, "How to Live Before You Die."

Thank you for the amazing gifts and tremendous inspriation you left behind for us to all to remember you by.  #iSad


What Social Media Channels Waste Time

Social-media-icons-thumb Around 2003 social media starting kicking up. Back then I became aware do a group called Ecademy. Then there was Ryze and an upstart called LinkedIn.

I started playing because I enjoyed it. It was fun to interact with people all over the world. 

As we now know, LinkedIn won social media prominence because they offered something people wanted. And they offered it in a way that small business owners responded to.

Fast forward to 2011- 2012. 

If you're like me, I'll bet you get invitations from people you know (primarily in your loose network) that want you to join them on any number of social media channels. 

It's amazing to me how many emerging channels continue to open.

If you try to keep up, none of them can really work. Your efforts are too diffused. 

To make sure you're not wasting time on social media, find the channels that work for you and use them daily. 

I like to stay with the "Biggies", e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

Why?

Because that's where the crowd is. 

For my 60 minutes per day of social media activity, those channels provide me with the best opportunity to educate, engage, give value, stay informed and meet like-minded people.

The secret is to focus.

Don't spend time investigating every new social media channel that comes up.

Stay where the crowds are. Then engage, share and give consistently.

You'll find better results for your efforts and will not waste time on channels that are here today and not very popular tomorrow.