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Quotable: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs on what motivates Apple:

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing. Some of the [executive team] could be playing golf. They could be running other companies. And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. And we think it is.

Call it mortality-driven development.

Quote of the day: Eric Shinseki

You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader. You can certainly command without that sense of commitment, but you cannot lead without it. And without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance.

Quoted from Eric Shinseki’s 2003 speech when he retired from the Army. Shinseki is Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Truer words

Seen linked on my Twitter stream:

If your goal is to be a productive member of a community, avoid its advocacy groups

From the comments at Chris Dolan’s journal.

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