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Think Different *wallpaper 10-6-11

*wallpaper October 6th, 2011 – Download --> Think Different - Mahabir Pun in Nangi, Nepal (1440x900px) (317)

Have you ever met someone great? A visionary. A leader. The above image is one of the greatest men I’ve ever had the opportunity to know on a deeper level. He is a visionary and a leader. His intuition, determination, and ingenuity has given him recognition by many people around the globe. By building a wireless internet system out of his backyard, he has brought innovations in communication and education, and income opportunities to rural Nepal. He has done it all on their own terms, showing if nothing else, that someone from any background, class, or income level can change the world and become great. Just try to get him to brag about the accomplishments and awards, and you will find a man who is humble–the last and true sign of a great person.

In the wake of Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs’ death, I can’t help but examine what it is that makes a person great. When Jobs came back to Apple in 1996 he brought with him a new vision of what the fledgling company should be. I think their 1997 ‘Think Different‘ commercial says it poetically – The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs has significantly changed the world with how we communicate, how we are entertained, and how we work. His innovative, technologically advanced products, his marketing and strategic ideas, and the life lessons he reminded us of after his diagnosis of cancer that eventually took his life. It’s unfortunate the world has lost such a brilliant person so soon – but take heart knowing that great people like Mahabir are still out there thinking different.

In 1997 Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial “Here’s to the Crazy Ones“. Here is the full free verse poem written by Craig Tanimoto:

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 praise them, disagree with them, quote them,

disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They invent.    They imagine.    They heal.

They explore.    They create.    They inspire.

They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

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