I really look up to #SteveJobs and you can tell just by my bio and the quote I have in it.
He would have been 65 years old today so here are some of my favourite quotes from him that have helped guide my life and decision-making.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations - #SteveJobs
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. - #SteveJobs
A #thread about the way you think about money and wealth
As a member of a family office association for the last 5 years, I get to spend a fair amount of time with ultra-wealthy people. Thankfully I was never raised to think of rich people as evil or mean nor did I feel entitled to their money.
A few years ago I attended the car show in Miami with my brother and we saw a really nice Nissan GTR. The owner was there and while other people fixated on how much it cost him or what mods he put on it, we asked him what he did for a living that allowed him to afford it.
A #thread about what has and has not worked for me since launching my first startup in Feb 2002 with my brother, striking some big deals, raising capital, losing money and rebuilding.
I hope you find it thought-provoking
We built some hype around @realvibez with our branded car, sponsoring events like Stages, ATI, Blink and Reggae Sumfest but we also knew that we had to be authentic - the website actually had to have the content on it
We did not want sugar-coated B.S. interviews so we focused on cold, hard truths when I asked questions.
Hence why I asked Collie Buddz about racism in this interview -
When Jamaicans abroad complain to me about Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town and other areas (which they have often never been to), I have to point out the parts of Miami and Orlando that I don’t feel safe going to after dark.
Every large city has zones of danger and exclusion
Focus on the solutions for those areas rather than pretending that those areas are unique in the world. Don’t stigmatize the residents and paint all with a broad brush.
Be part of the solution or be quiet.
Being “part of the solution” can be as simple as reading about successful pilot programmers in other cities...or better yet...learning about the successful ones in Jamaica itself.
Never heard of them? It’s called Google.
They need PR.
They need funding.