Think Different - The Best Tribute to Steve Jobs

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WIth the passing of Steve Jobs, there will be many tributes but in my humble opinion, there will be none as encompassing, nor one as important to the challenges we face in our industry as the simple recitation of his 1998 ad "Think Different":

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

With the real estate industry in turmoil, isn't it time that we stop with the old mantras that are carted out to argue against the change that is inevitable? Rather than look at the changes that are needed as the demise of our industry, how about seeing the changes as an opportunity to flourish?

Think Different.

Thank you Mr. Jobs. You will be missed.

Comments (8)

Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


One of Steve's values was creating "culture" while creating products. He valued the people he worked with.


Oct 06, 2011 01:47 AM
Ellie Ortmann
Keller Williams Realty Integrity Northwest - Buffalo, MN
"Put Your Red On"

Thanks for the post, Mollie.  I think we all need to step out of our box and "Think Different"!

Oct 06, 2011 02:05 AM
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Without those willing to "think different" we would all still be sleeping in caves.

Oct 06, 2011 03:02 AM
Glenn Freezman
Nucazza LLP & Home Buying Evolution, & Family Abstract, Inc - Fort Washington, PA

Thats a tremendous post.  It is a shame that he didnt get involved in Real Estate, he would have changed it.  We are alot like him, we just dont happen to have that 50 Billion to help sway public opinion a little quicker.  We will get there, keep at it Miss. Jobs!

Oct 06, 2011 04:57 AM
Mollie Wasserman
Your Move Made Simple - Framingham, MA

Steve: The culture that he created was amazing!

Ellie: Nothing throughout history was achieved without a willingness to push the envelope.

Doug: Sleeping in caves or worse!

Glenn: I'm honored to even be thought of in the same light as Mr. Jobs.

Oct 06, 2011 08:43 AM
Peter Preston-Thomas
Real Ottawa - Kanata, ON

Interestingly, he said he felt free after being turfed from Apple, and then he took the opportunity to think differently and form NeXT Computers.

Oct 06, 2011 09:25 AM
Mollie Wasserman
Your Move Made Simple - Framingham, MA

Peter, he impacted so MANY areas but it is interesting that when one door closed and he found a window.

Oct 06, 2011 10:12 AM
Marcia Kramarz
Re/Max Executive Realty - Medway, MA

Molly, you're right - A lot of tributes today but this one is my favorite - I've heard the quote before but not in context and yes, we can all learn from him and apply his principles to our struggling profession.  Thanks!

Oct 06, 2011 12:58 PM