by Tom Piper
Its almost the end of July, and I'm wondering where the summer went? I've just returned from trips to Memphis and Birmingham to see my wife's daughter, and to Loup City, NE to show my son where I grew up and the wonderful people still there . . . time well spent for both. Now, its back to work at my consulting business, and marketing it to get more clients.
The last meeting focused first on the June World Wide Developers Conference where (among other things) the next generation of Apple operating systems was presented including iOS 7 and MacOS Mavericks (probably to be released in late September). This was followed by presentations on ways to better maintain your Mac computers (George), how to protect your iDevices (me), and what NOT to do to either (Joe). Greg also reminded us that the iOS Photo Contest will end on August 31 (click here see description). Door prize winners at this meeting included a variety of books and a $10 iTunes card.
As a parting thought before I close this month's article, I would like to pass on to you a great article a friend shared with me about role models who serve as sources of wisdom and inspiration, as bright lights illuminating the path to the person you want to become. "What I Learned From Steve Jobs" by Thomas Murcko, CEO of BusinessDictionary.com, provides 23 business lessons he derived as summarized below:
- Be bold.
- Question everything.
- Make your own rules.
- Live with intensity.
- Learn from the best.
- Let everything be your teacher.
- Think for yourself.
- Learn to program.
- Passion is essential to success.
- Mission counts.
- Make something for yourself.
- The execution matters more than the idea.
- Hire the best people you can.
- If it matters, do whatever it takes.
- Master the art of persuasion.
- Build a toolbox of techniques for getting what you want.
- Leverage what already exists.
- Believe in the power of technology to change the world.
- Put a dent in the universe.
- Bend reality to your will.
- First impressions matter.
- Make something beautiful.
- When looking for role models, admire the trait, but don’t worship the person.
For a full explanation of the rationale behind each, go to the full article at www.businessdictionary.com. Steve Jobs as left us a valuable legacy of behavior worth emulating.
Meanwhile, come visit us at our next August 6 meeting when four of our members will share how they use there Apple products to help them achieve success at their work places: Apple@Work. This meeting will be held at Kennedy Hall in the back lower level of Immaculate Conception School . . . bring friends and family.