The book, Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, shows a man leading a group of people that were so far ahead of the world around them that it made them seem out of touch to their contemporaries.
On page sixty five Isaacson lays out the background and experiences as to how the innovator and head of Apple Steve Jobs evolved.
There is a quote by Bono of the band U2 which is a strong description of that generation of visionaries.
The quote is related to how the world was changed by a rather small group of people in the computer industry in the 1960’s.
Here’s the quote.
“The people who invented the twenty-first century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, (Jobs), because they saw differently,” he said. “The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thinking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence.”
I am having trouble even getting my mind around that statement.
Except…that shouldn’t we, be involved in these types of world changing experiences?
Shouldn’t we be the ones that are ahead of everyone else in terms of solutions and far reaching innovations?
Turn the world upside down.