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Study Calligraphy: Steve Jobs did

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Steve Jobs studied calligraphy because he loved to do it. He had an eye for aesthetics, beauty and design with the written word.

He started by changing fonts, and defining how we could bring beauty, professionalism, fluidity or quirkiness to our messages and messaging.  And then he used everything he learned from studying this art of lettering to create his innovation of the Apple computer, and later, the iPhone.

Study what you love to do—not just what think you should do.  With that, you’ll be led to your unique pathway.  If you want to be one of the world’s great innovators, do you study computer science technology, or calligraphy?  Perhaps it is both.  You decide.

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) is best known as the co-founder of Apple, which pioneered the personal computer, and is known also for the iPod and the iPhone.  He was also a co-founder and chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios.  Jobs is highly regarded for his foresight and innovation, and is listed on 342 patents.

Read more in the Christian Science Monitor\’s article: \”Steve Jobs: What We Can Learn From How He Lived\”