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Aad Berkhout

Supply Chain Manager/ Life Coach, Famar Healthcare Services

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What, in your opinion, is the secret to Steve Jobs success?

As an example of a true co-creator of the future what made Steve Jobs special so we can learn from it.

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    Oct 6 2011: Aad,
    You said it so perfectly. " A true co-creator "of life. To answer your question, the secret to Steve Jobs' success was having two equally massive organs; a heart as big as his brain - with a really big two-way connection between them. I wish the stem cell and genomics research budget papers had been signed instead of ... all those many years ago. That way a functional little organ, a new pancreas, would have been made from his own cells, to keep this extraordinary 56yo man alive and well for the benefit of all.
    • Oct 6 2011: I agree with the stem comment....but keep in mind....he was rich enough to have an organ grown outside of the US......just because Bush said no doesn't mean other countries will follow suit.....the US is not the world....(or the center of the universe as we are sometimes lead to believe) US law is not he worlds law and doesn't stop progress outside of the US.....Had I been in his situation, I would have had my pancreas grown in south africa or wherever stem cell genomics is allowed or encouraged....I would have funded it If I had to. This is bigger than the US, right wing, left wing, tea party, christian conservaitve, creation, muslim, Darwin, sharia, bush obama, bernanke......................and all the rest of the crazy US predjudiced self importance, sense of entitlement, racism, lookism and all the other "ISM's".
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      Oct 6 2011: Juiette, my mother died from pancreas cancer allthough she lived a very healthy life without any excesses. When she asked the doctor what she could have done differently he responded that it was just a case of bad luck. Steve to my opinion, based on his Stanfort speech, was very aware and in acceptance of his mortality and allthough he was in the position to prolong his life with a couple of years in the end even he ran out of luck. This has nothing to do with how brilliant you are or how rich; in his own words "dead is the only reality we all share" this notion was a important driving force for him to create.
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        Oct 6 2011: Thanks Aad,

        I know I am very foolish that I am truly saddened by the premature loss of lives in these cases. The reason I placed Steve Job's speech up on the board as one top TEDtalk, was precisely because I knew that he is giving us all the gift of his wisdom, one last time, as he was well aware and prepared for his own ending and he was preparing us too ( lovingly).
        I am not asking for eternal life, not even for one hundred years of life for humanity.
        I am asking, so naively, that funds allocated to science research and finding a cure for cancer, be greater than funds allocated for war, in civilized societies. I am sorry to know your mother died of the same cause. I have a very heavy heart right now.
        • Oct 13 2011: Wisdom? What wise thing did he say besides "Do what you like because you will die soon enough." You already knew that. Call him an artist or innovator, but not wise or a creator. He didn't invent computers..he made them stylish..sort of a Ralph Lauren for MP3 players and telephones.
      • Oct 8 2011: totally right.

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