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Posted by John Grant IV on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I am reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

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It's a good read.  SJ started out as a real son of a gun his first 30 years (according to Isaacson), and then he seemed to slowly learn how to 'play nice' as he grew older.

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Ten years from now, I would like to devote myself to my artwork with a similar intensity that SJ did to his work.

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I think it's funny and pitiful how exec.s who worked with SJ idealized themselves as being quite similar to him.  It would be like me saying that my style of basketball playing is similar to MJ.

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I won't delude myself into placing myself in the same league as SJ, who strode I think in the same ranks (creatively) as Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.  But boy, what a fantastic jerk was SJ with people during his twenties!

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All in all, the book SJ is an inspiring tale to push beyond the day to day, and really try to achieve greatness.  Does God want each of us to strive for greatness?  Is excellence the same as greatness?  Is all greatness equivalent to vanity?  Can one be great and humble at the same time?  Is the ability to do both only enjoyed by Deity? 

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Isaacson says that SJ represents the intersection of creativity and technology.  But like Bezalel, I would like to represent the intersection of creativity and clay in the hands of the Master.  Go for it God!  As seen in my recent work, I truly am absolutely nothing without His empowerment.  On my own I am pitiful, impotent, weak sauce.

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We just saw the flick "Tin TIn."  I'd give it a 6 out of 10.  The graphics were amazing. 

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Also, we saw the new "Mission Impossible" movie.  Everyone said it is so good.  I thought it was forgettable.  Ridiculous ending conversation of the main characters at the end of the movie.  3 out of 10 on that one.

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I really want to see "The Artist."

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