Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs on Creativity: Be Bored, Become Curious and Change The World

Steve Jobs, visionary leader of Apple has passed away. His legacy is enormous. Whole new product categories, new way to think about consumer products and processes. There is also a lot one can learn from his words of wisdom. In Steven Levy's excellent effort to condense such an incredible full live into one article he quotes Jobs saying:

"I’m a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity. Out of curiosity comes everything.” 

We can take this all at heart. Especially in Asia there are lessons to be learned, where the main culture is focused on using up every moment in a "useful" way. Most youth study at home or at cram school until bedtime. Basically there is no free time. Doing nothing and playing are essential ingredients to get the creative process going.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agree with you.I am Student in Hong Kong and need to work to hard. No time to play.
Drop out no option. So Very hard