Four industries revolutionized by Steve Jobs:
1. Computer (and related consumer electronics) industry:
From the first successful personal computer to the first successful tablet: Apple II, Mac, iMac, MacBook, iPad.
2. Software industry:
The whole concept of apps, the 10 billion download from App Store. UI. iOS.
3. Entertainment industry
10 Billion download from iTunes, revenue-piracy tradeoff, moving into iCloud. iPod. Pixar.
4. Communications industry
iPhone, a device that changed the network. Turned the whole wireless and networking industry upside down.
For an individual to achieve any one of the above would have been near miracle. For one person to do all four, and across three stages of life, including mid-life with cancer, is simply beyond comprehension.
There’s Mozart and Beethoven. There’s Newton and Einstein. There’s Edison and Jobs.
Now, Jobs dropped out of college (to be able to learn in the way he wanted to learn) and started his company at the age of 21. Most of the students in this class are around that same age.
Are you going to drop out of Princeton next semester?
Are you going to devote yourself to your passion before turning 22?