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Haters Hate, Creators Create

Haters, haters, haters: they will always keep on hating,
So, give exactly zero fucks to what they say, and keep creating.
Dream so big and weird, that everyone will think you’re “nuts,”
Then, laugh until it makes you cry, while counting up your bucks.

Enjoy what you have earned… After all, you do deserve it,
But don’t forget the little guy who’s thinking he’s not worth it.
For some reason, he didn’t walk the “recommended” path,
Plus, Life’s a ‘number’s game;’ he just got left out in the math.

A day, not long ago, that lonely lunatic was you!
Remember how it felt thinking there’s nothing you could do?
You’ve finally made it to the promised land, why ever leave?
The goal was never wealth, but getting hopeless to believe.

  • Not Chris Hoeller

How Technology could Cause an Instant Global Awakening

Imagine technology that enabled 2 people’s brains to momentarily sync.

In in instant, both people would immediately not just know every thought and action each other has ever had. They would actually have experienced it (as far as they know).

Now, imagine that same technology scaled large enough to “sync” every single person on the planet, for 60 seconds.

Instant Global Awakening.

For geeks, think of:

  • Telepathy (aka Professor X).
  • Vulcan Mind Meld.

It’s the same thing, but instead of cool but impossible magic powers (Trust me that would be “Plan A,” but my extensive research of trying to grab the remote control using “The Force,” isn’t looking very promising at the moment.

However, we can invent… and as impossible as this idea sounds, it could be done, with immense R&D, a bottomless pit of money, and a lifetime.

Most (or all) of the people starting the project would never live to see the result, but it would give your life purpose. We’d be building heaven, but never get to go…

What about our kids?

…and theirs?

Randomly thought of that… the same effect is happening with the gradual extinction of privacy, and our ability to instantly communicate.

It’d still be faster, but then you run into:

Is it wrong to force everyone to do something once, if it means putting an end to so much pain? Who gets to make that decision?

Think.
Have Ideas.
Be Wrong.

Personality Types: The Result of Humanity’s Evolution?

A Sensors role is to maintain and protect society, and they tend to think in a one-by-one manner, when it comes to concepts.

An intuitive’s role in society is to innovate, design, enhance, invent, and lead during times of great change or chaos. They tend to think about a million different things at the same time, lol.

I like to look at personality types from an evolutionary standpoint.

Personality types evolved into the psyche of individuals, because each type of personality carries out a certain role or function in society. Therefore, it is the mix of all different types, each taking up a certain portion of the population.

Period.

The percentage of a specific type when compared to the entire population is not relevant to how important that type is.

Society, Nature, The World, Time, Magic, God, and Mayor McCheese all combined forces to figure out what society needed to survive, progress, and continue to enhance.

Steve Jobs’s Infamous, Childish Prank

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Return to Apple

In February of 1997, after Apple had failed to deliver its operating system, Copland, CEO Gil Amelio turned to NeXT Computer (a company owned by founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs), and the NeXTSTEP platform became the foundation for the Mac OS X.

Steve Jobs returned to Apple as an advisor.

Strategic Manipulation of the Playing Field

Apple’s stock continued to slump and hit a 12-year low in Q2 1997 that was at least partially caused by a single sale of 1.5 million shares of Apple stock on June 26 by an anonymous party (who was later confirmed to be Steve Jobs). Apple lost another $708 million.

On the July 4, 1997 weekend, Jobs convinced the directors to oust Amelio in a boardroom coup; Amelio submitted his resignation less than a week later; and Jobs then became interim CEO on September 16.

Now, Jobs’s strategic selling of 1.5 million shares was a brilliant, albeit sleazy, way to coerce the members of the board to put him in as interim CEO. Even when Jobs was at Apple previously, he was never the actually the CEO.

They did not know at the time that it was Jobs who sold the shares that caused the company to fall into a state of desperation. However, it’s hard not to admit that it was a brilliant move on Jobs’s part, and he more than made up for it once he was given the position.

Rise to Glory

Jobs brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability by 1998, with the creation of the iMac. Around that time, he also secretly began development of the iPod, iTunes, and a plan to create Apple retail stores.

With the completion and release of those products, along with appealing designs and powerful branding, in 2000 Jobs dropped the word “interim” from his title, meaning he was there to stay.

Many people are familiar with these details, as Jobs went on to continue creating amazing products and bringing Apple unparalleled success. He went down as one of the most influential inventors / businessmen in history. Jobs is also known for his ruthless, tyrannical management style, oftentimes belittling employees for mistakes.

What’s My Age Again?

What many people don’t hear about, however, is Jobs’s childish side. During the period of time that Jobs served as interim CEO of the company, it was generally accepted knowledge that Apple was searching for a CEO that would replace Jobs. They put him in that position, against their own fear that Jobs wasn’t really up for the role.

They didn’t know who else to turn to, so they decided to give him a shot, but they made sure he and everyone else knew it was not going to be a permanent gig, by adding “interim” to the title.

Jobs wasn’t concerned. He is a visionary, after all, and he could see years ahead of time how the pieces were going to fall together in his favor. He knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the team saw what he was capable of and make him the permanent CEO.

Despite Jobs’s confidence that everything would go according to plan, it was still public knowledge that his role was temporary. There was an extremely ambitious man, named Michael Murdock, who was working as a computer consultant, but believed that he would be the best choice as Apple’s new CEO. He had certain unique ideas for what direction to take the company moving forward, and he pursued this role using the most state-of-the-art method of 1997: an email campaign.

He sent roughly four emails to various members of Apple’s board, as well as Jobs, detailing why he would be a great choice for CEO and be “the man who could save Apple.” Personally, I admire his ambition. I’ve tried to send emails to people of significant power before, thinking “there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.” If you manage to spark some intrigue from one of them, than the crazy plan worked.

Jobs, however, did not share my admiration for this man’s ambition and ingenuity. He saw it as an insult, since secretly he wanted to remain at the CEO position. He was not about to consider recommending putting somebody else in the slot in Apple’s best interest, because he believed that himself being in that slot was in Apple’s best interest. So, these emails really annoyed Jobs.

Jobs and Larry Ellison, Jobs’s friend, fellow board member of Apple, and eventual CEO of Oracle) sent out e-mails, two days before Christmas, appointing this man, Michael Murdock, as chief executive of Apple.

“OK. You can have the job. — Larry,” came the first message in the e-mail basket of Michael Murdock, the 36-year-old who had campaigned for Apple’s top spot.

Right behind Ellison’s e-mail came one from Jobs: “Yep, Mike, it’s all yours. When can you start?”

Hilarious, but Too Much

When Murdock, who took the emails seriously, replied that he would start work January 5, he got this email from Jobs:

“Please do not come to Apple. You will be asked to leave, and if you don’t, you will be arrested.”

Google Glass and Wearable Tech

Alternatives to Glass

These products are significantly cheaper, but lack the functionality of Google Glass. However, I’m certain that shortly after Google publicly launches Glass, there will be serious competitors.

Just think:

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  • Who made the first smartphone? Are they still relevant today?
  • Apple almost went out of business and became all but obsolete, until their “restart.” Now, they make the most successful phone on the planet. I’m a Google fan to the core, but there’s no denying the technological, not to mention societal impact that the iPhone had.

Google is on the Right Path

I am critical of them because they are the best, and I want to see them continue to do be the best. What they are doing right is taking a risk on developing a device that has a major issue of not knowing whether the customers will actually want it.

That’s called innovation at its finest:

  • Great companies make products that are currently in high consumer demand.
  • Legendary companies make products that will eventually be in high demand, and they get a head start on it. These are the companies that change the world.

The issues about customers wanting to wear them will be fixed by:

  • Improvements to the style of the glasses.
  • Time passing as millennials will become the predominant buying force (Millennials like to have a unique style and show that their hip. Remember geeks are the new jocks).
  • Prices of the Glasses will gradually go down, as they develop more efficient & cost effective ways to manufacture them.
  • Most importantly of all the factors, is the “bandwagon effect.” It’s happened every time an innovative device comes out and Google Glass will perhaps be the biggest one in history, due to advertising, TV, social media, and the fact that they make a huge visual impact.

At first, this works against the product, because nobody wants to be the odd man out. As Google Glass becomes relatively commonplace, those same people that didn’t want to stand out still won’t want to.

So, they finally give it a try:

“Oh, this is actually pretty neat.”

Yes, we know…