Steve Jobs was a man of incredible mindset, skills, talent, and creativity. He revolutionized the way we work, perform, and play around. The idealist loved taking breaks from work to think differently, remain creative, and bring new ideas to life. By the time he died in 2011 on October 5, he accomplishes everything a creative and innovative man would wish for and revolution the whole world. Today his brand “Apple” is a status. What was most iconic about him was his ability to transform something boring into “amazing” and “cool.”
Steve Jobs was a learner in his life. Every day he would wake up, get to work, or take a break and learn something new. According to him, creativity is to connect things to develop something new. Then, think about how to upgrade, improve, and enhance the product to change the world. Jobs explained how connecting things helped him built personal computers and mobile phones, along with mobile applications.
Formation of Creativity
Jobs discussed his story of how he went to India to discover creativity, which later helped in building Macintosh computers. His story is mentioned in the book “A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs”, published by the former girlfriend of Steve Jobs, “Chrisann Brennan.” The story begins from the year 1974 when he went on a journey to visit India to discover creativity. According to him, Indians believed in instincts more than creativity. He’s practised a similar thing in his life by trusting his instincts, and that’s how he operated the first-ever Macintosh computer and later developed Apple. Steve Jobs’ thoughts about creativity changed during his visit to India. For him, creativity would become more vibrant when you add intuition, self-belief, and spontaneity instead of book knowledge or analysis.
Creativity is about Connection
According to Steve Jobs, creativity is all about connecting things to develop a new thing. However, it would be unfair to understand this statement by Steve Jobs without knowing his quote. In February 1995, an interview was taken from Steve Jobs for “Wired” article regarding creativity and how he was able to build up such amazingly designed products. He answered:
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t do it; they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences, or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.”
In simple words, brilliant products are the results of those people who put their effort and thoughts into it, with a mindset that what happened before the product was invented and what can happen after the invention of a similar product.
Be Creative, Innovative, and Passionate Steve Jobs wasn’t a geek, a nerd, or even a bookworm, but rather someone highly interested in designing and shaping things in a stylish, modern, and fashionable way. This means creativity is not about technology, it’s about an idea and how to deliver it.