“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.”—― C. JoyBell C. (via psych-quotes)
This perfectly articulates the problems I had with the most recent Apple ads. Apple is known for their aspirational marketing - achieve your best self by using a Mac, that sort of messaging. But these, these make it look absolutely average. Apple’s products weren’t made to solve my problems. They were made for me to achieve my potential. There’s a subtle but absolutely crucial difference there.
“Companies die from not being eaten by their competitors, but from self-inflicted wounds. They don’t have discipline. Their best people get frustrated. They chase all these shiny objects that aren’t core to the business. They become complacent because of early success.”—