OU blog

Personal Blogs

Design Museum

If Steve Jobs had been around to revolutionise Tertiary education I wonder what he would have done?

Visible to anyone in the world
Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012, 22:07

Steve%252520Jobs%252520PRESENTATION.JPG

Steve Jobs launching the iPod Nano

I can see that whilst the gift of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is my gift of 2011 (on the last chapter), that I need it as a eBook.

I resisted making notes as I read 'because it's the holidays' yet now I am finding it repeatedly a nuisance to have missed a point or quote that under others circumstances I would have dutifully taken copious notes throughout. So here's one I couldn't afford to miss: From stand in CEO when Steve Jobs was ill in 2009 (but reflecting a Steve Jobs ethos)

'We are constantly focussing on innovation. We believe in the simple not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make, and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution'.

'We believe in deep collaboration and cross-pollination of our groups, which allows us to innovate in a way that others cannot'.

'We have the self-honesty to admit when we're wrong and the courage to change'.

This is the kind of organisation I would like to work for. This is the kind of thinking needed for those studying B882 'Creativity Innovation and Change' and for H807 'Innovations in E-Learning'.

REFERENCE

Isaacson, W. (2011) Steve Jobs.

Permalink Add your comment
Share post

Comments

Picture of Susan Whelan

New comment

'We have the self-honesty to admit when we're wrong and the courage to change'. 

I like that quote Joanathan.  It's one that can be applied at many different levels.

Happy New Year.

Sue