As you may be aware now Steve Jobs passed away last night.
Whether you agree with everything that key figures have to say or what they do, or whether you feel they were lucky, or not. One thing you should do with people who have trodden a useful path before you, is to learn from them.
Throughout my life I have actively sought to try and work with, meet and learn from people better than me. It’s easy to find negatives on things, but learning from the positives is much more productive in the long term.
I’ve flown thousands of miles to meet these people, offered to work for free to learn from them and changed jobs when I was forced to work under people I didn’t respect. But learning from others was always top of my list. So, if you aspire to great things, surround yourself with the right environment and you will learn from that experience. Make sure you do that on your own terms though and not blindly.
Talking of which, here follows some inspiration from the late Mr Jobs himself: -