Danas je preminuo jedan od naših najvećih inspiratora, koji nam je dao  snagu i dozvolu da sanjamo! Tri vrednosti Stiva Džobsa, kojim se rukovodio u svom žiovtu, a koji čine osnovu našeg rada su: inovativnost, izuzetnost i ljubav prema sjajnom poslu.

Lekcija #1: Inovacije

“We think the Road Runners Club Trčanje.rs will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.” – Playboy (Feb 1, 1985)

Kada smo pokrenuli Klub početkom godine nismo radili istraživanja tržišta, fokus grupe o tome da li je ovo potrebno ili ne i u kojoj meri Srbiji. Nismo putovali po svetu i posmatrali primere prakse drugih klubova… I tada i danas pravimo novi, samo naš koncept, najbolji mogući i po našoj meri u kome pre svega sa uživanjem možemo da treniramo i boravimo.

Lekcija #2: Izuzetnost

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said “Caller ID unknown”. I choose to ignore. . . .

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. “Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss” it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

“Hey Steve – this is Vic”, I said. “I’m sorry I didn’t answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn’t pick up”.

Steve laughed. He said, “Vic, unless the Caller ID said ‘GOD’, you should never pick up during services”.

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

“So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow” said Steve.

“I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?”

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject “Icon Ambulance”. The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I’ll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I’ve ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve – Vic

Lekcija o izuzetnosti kaže da je kvalitet samo u nama samima. Za napredak je potrebno da svako podigne standard svog rada. O tom principu stalnog razvoja je i Đinđić govorio “I nema niko da mi kaže da je najbolji mogući, niko nije tako dobar kao što bi mogao biti da se potrudi“. No, još važnije, nije to šta vam neko drugi kaže da možete, a šta ne možete, nego šta to sami mi očekujemo od našeg rada.

Važno je da imamo očekivanja od nas samih i da zahtevamo ništa manje nego EXCELLENCE, tj izuzetnost od nas samih.

Lekcija #3: Vera kao ljubav

I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I didYou’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

Pored svih saveta iz ovog najboljeg govora svih vremena, pored “stay hungry, stay foolish“, pored “the dots will connect“… jedan savet je jako važan, jer govori o načinu kako da dođete do verovanja da radite SJAJAN POSAO. Potrebno je da pronađete posao koji volite. Ako niste, budite istrajni i nastavite da tražite. Nemojte se miriti.

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