Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tip#690: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 1 – Steve Jobs & Apple - Jobs

I love my iMac! I love my Macbook! I love my iPod! And I love my iPhone! These are all Apple products and I genuinely love how they have made my life and career an absolute joy over the years. So it was even more amazing to learn about the story behind Apple and of Steve Jobs in the film Jobs.

Carmine Gallo, Communications Coach wrote a fantastic article for Forbes called “10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership” which echoes how I feel about how inspiring the film is, despite what critics are saying, on the themes of leadership, creativity, communications and success. See: article

Gallo wrote in the comments section of the online article: “I saw the movie and I think this is going to be a good example of critics and audiences reaching different conclusions… That said, for anyone who wants to achieve more in life, I found it inspirational. Ashton Kutcher will surprise many viewers, too.”

Jobs (2013)

The biographical drama film, Jobs, is based on the life of Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and the early, formative years of Apple Computers. You’ll see how Jobs had a strong vision that attracted his initial team to make a revolutionary home-based computer. You’ll see sides of Jobs that may surprise or even shock you. In the end you will be amazed at how far we’ve come with Apple products as you see the creation of the first Mac!

Here are Carmine Gallo’s top 10 quotes from the film:

1. I’m not dismissing the value of higher education; I’m simply saying it comes at the expense of experience. 

2. The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too. 

3. How does somebody know what they want if they haven’t even seen it? 

4. Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. 

5. I would rather gamble on our vision than make a ‘me, too’ product. 

6. We’ve got to make the small things unforgettable. 

7. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently…they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. 

8. You’ve got to have a problem that you want to solve; a wrong that you want to right. 

9. It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you’re passionate about because otherwise you won’t have the perseverance to see it through. 

10. In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this, so let’s make it great. 

What movies based on real-life heroes do you love? What heroes have inspired you in your life or career? Please let me know!

Related Tips:
Tip#690: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 1 – Steve Jobs & Apple - Jobs 
Tip#897: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 2 - Bridge of Spies 
Tip#921: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 3 - The Revenant
Tip#922: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 4 - Spotlight  
Tip#1039: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 5 - Maudie 
Tip#817: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 6 – The Imitation Game

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Anonymous said...

The movie faced criticism because many former Apple employees like co-founder Steve Wozniak said it was not an accurate portrayal.

However, there is nothing inspirational about a father who abandons their child, like Steve Jobs did.

Not a 'real life hero' at all.

Anonymous said...

I’d also recommend Pirates of Silicon Valley which portrays the parallel growth of Steve Jobs/ Bill Gates and Apple/Microsoft.

Day M.