Today I am being dispatched by Injoy Stewardship Solutions to attend Leadercast.  In an effort to grow in my personal growth and better add value to pastors and church leaders, I will be live blogging throughout.

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The day’s first speaker was Steve Wozniak.  Steve is a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years.  He has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.  The following are 40 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from his challenging session:

  1. The vision (for the personal computer) was accidental.
  2. I was driven by visions for people to communicate well.
  3. My talent was skillful at building things and accomplishing things no one else could do with chips and wires.
  4. My role was partial to a whole vision.
  5. Build it. Show it off. Give it off so other people could build it.
  6. Steve Jobs had zero money.
  7. The best things I ever did in my life was doing things at little cost.
  8. It’s less important to know things. It’s a lot more important to do things.
  9. I try to show off techniques.
  10. I loved seeing, 1 in 10 engineers at Apple, code with no piece left out.
  11. 7 of the first 10 people at Apple all went to high school together. It’s just your friends in a young company. You don’t have any money.
  12. You can lead with technology.
  13. The hardest thing about being a start up, you have a good idea. You don’t know if it’s going to sell. One out of 20 ideas works.
  14. Steve Jobs was salesman par excellence.
  15. Never once did I start the company to make money.
  16. You don’t if it’s great until you see it yourself.
  17. It’s going to be a pretty long, long way to self-driving cars.
  18. I love the idea of a clean future.
  19. It’s almost impossible to be green in my mind.
  20. I like being at the forefront of huge technologies that change everything.
  21. Engineers make devices that give us an easier life.
  22. You don’t get to happiness but you pursue it.
  23. I have fun times in my life doing things face-to-face. We’ve moved to the next structure. I don’t call change bad.
  24. Let the kids grow up in the environments they’re in.
  25. Socializing has been improved by our technology.
  26. Being smart in the stem subjects helps a lot.
  27. I knew something no one in my schools knew and it made me feel special.
  28. What is better? Better means fewer parts.
  29. I became very skilled (at building computers) by working on them day after day after day (as a kid).
  30. One of the reason I designed the first Apple computer was to show the people at the computer club how few parts you could build a computer with.
  31. Life is based on happiness and feelings.
  32. H = S-F. Happiness = Smiles minus Frowns.
  33. A lot of things don’t matter that much. Hey, cars get scratched.
  34. To be happy you need the happiness of life. H = F3 Happliness = Food, Fun and Friends.
  35. The day we had money he (Jobs) wanted to become that important man.
  36. Steve Jobs was a great learner.
  37. Honesty means being honest about other products to what companies are doing. Be open to “This is a better way.”
  38. I would think of things that were impossible to do and think of a different way to do it.
  39. A drive to think outside the box.. Look for new ways to do things.
  40. Marketing – The user is the most important thing of all. You have to understand what people are willing to pay money for.

Up next is Commander Rorke T. Denver to close out Leadercast.


As previously mentioned, INJOY Stewardship Solutions would like to offer you the FREE resource Breaking The Next Growth Barrier: 10 Things Pastors Can Do To Break Down Growth Barriers.  Click HERE or on the image to the left for your complimentary copy.

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