Not another blog on Steve Jobs

“I was just wondering why you have not done it yet.” Prasna* remarked when he saw me load Steve Jobs’ picture here.

“What have I not done yet, Prasna?”

“Write a blog on Steve Jobs. Some of your friends have suggested you should write one. Is it not?”

“Well, I am not keen to write just another blog on Steve Jobs.”

“What do you mean by just another blog on Steve Jobs?”

“I do not know anything about Steve Jobs that has not been published yet.”

“Why don’t you share your views on the man?”

“I want to do something else instead.”

“Like what?”

“Remember he did not make just another computer, just another movie, just another cell phone. Therefore I do not want to write just another blog on Steve Jobs.

“What do you propose to do then?”

“I read something a Spanish doctor Javier Martinez said about Steve Jobs: ‘He was the soul of an idea for many people who want to do things better, differently.’  I think he captured the essence of Steve Jobs beautifully.”

“That is a nice statement. But what do you propose to do?”

“All I propose to do is to help people who want to make things better, make things different. That is my tribute to Steve Jobs.”

“Is that all?”

“That is all.”

“How will you do that?”

“Well, to begin with I will start with my own work. I will ask these two questions every time I do something. ‘How can I make this better? How can I make this different?”

You know what you are getting into?”

“I think I do.”

“Something in your voice tells me that you have made up your mind.”


“Good luck then”



**Prasna Rao is an unusual friend. He appears every time I start writing something. He is almost always there when I am writing my blog. He asks questions that are razor sharp and often makes me uncomfortable. He is relentless till I answer his questions in simple, clear terms. You might find that he is most of the times asking questions that you want to. Therefore he is on your side, while he is putting me in the dock. I call him my Uninvited Coach

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One Response to “Not another blog on Steve Jobs”

  1. Srini says:

    Loved it Sridhar.Absolutely bang on!
    Thought us to be different and better!
    I dont know if you had chance see the one I wrote on Sri Jobs.


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