Monday, August 17, 2009

A little Apple inspiration

On my first day of work at Apple one year ago, I received a little gift with a t-shirt (with my start date on the back) and a little cardboard card. Here's the text from the card:

There's work and there's your life's work.

The kind of work that has your fingerprints all over it. The kind of work that you'd never compromise on. The kind of work that you'd sacrifice a weekend for. You can do that kind of work at Apple. People don't come here to play it safe. They come here to swim in the deep end.

They want their work to add up to something.

Something big. Something that couldn't happen anywhere else.

Welcome to Apple.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Witty quotes

"It's better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation" - Herman Melville

"Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it" - Albert Camus

"Some people take no mental exercise apart from jumping to conclusions" - Harold Acton

"Happiness is a singular incentive to mediocrity" - Michel Montaigne

"If everything seems under control you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are" - Anais Nin

"Awards are merely a badge of mediocrity" - Charles Ives