Tuesday, April 15, 2008

People I look up to

For the last few years I've been looking up to some people, ... wanting to be like them, getting inspirations from their work or life, among those are:

Steve Jobs is the CEO, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc., and is the founder of Pixar Animation Studios and was its CEO until its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently the Walt Disney Company's largest individual shareholder and a member of its Board of Directors. He is considered a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries. Steve Jobs is listed as Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Businessman of 2007, beating out of 25 other business leaders.


"Apple has some tremendous assets, but I believe without some attention, the company could, could, could -- I'm searching for the right word -- could, could die." -- On his return as interim CEO, in Time, Aug. 18, 1997

"I want to put a ding in the universe. "

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. "

Bertrand Russell is one of my favorite thinkers of all time. He was a writer, a scientist, a politician, and a philosopher. The world would not be the same without his simple style allowing even such people as myself to understand philosophy.


"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong"

"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. It's one of my highest dreams to write a novel as successful as that.

And some of them are even fictional:

Alan Shore is a fictional character on the television series Boston Legal, played by James Spader.


"I am such a slut for authority!"
"We plead not guilty by reason of the district attorney's insanity."
"Oh! You look so bored. I’m about to change that."

The pirate captain Red-Haired Shanks ;)

Shanks is one of the most laid back characters in the world of One Piece, preferring to take his time as he and his crew travels around the world rather than rushing from one place to another.


"Listen bandits, I can have food or drinks spilt on me or even be spat at and I'll laugh about it. However, for any reason if you hurt a friend of mine I will not forgive you!"

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