I think I’ve summed up my entire philosophy in one Venn diagram:
(If I were better at making Venn diagrams, I would have added fields 3 and 4… ;)
Yesterday we lost one of the most inventive multipotentialites of our time. Steve Jobs was someone who worked in the center of that Venn diagram throughout his entire career.
There’s a point in Jobs’ Stanford address when he tells the story of sneaking into a calligraphy class at Reed College. That one little calligraphy class later became the inspiration for Apple’s beautiful typography.
Imagine if someone had said “Steve, what are you doing man? Are you going to devote yourself to becoming a master calligrapher? No? Then stop wasting your time dabbling!”
When Jobs says to “trust that the dots will connect,” he’s speaking to you, multipotentialites.