I have written in the past about the the vision that drove Steve Jobs in pursuing his ambition for Apple. Recently, I wrote about a visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum, and how it connected me to the spirit of Walt Disney, his sensibilities, and his personal journey.
If you live by SF, the museum is worth seeing, if for no other reason than the company that Disney created is so larger than life that one could forget that behind it was a living, breathing person; a true visionary who realized his mammoth vision.
That got me thinking. A cursory glance at the significant milestones in the careers of Disney and Jobs suggests an otherworldly ability to invent, re-invent and extend 'unfair advantages' across seemingly orthogonal domains.
In racking my brain, I struggled to find anyone so boundary-less as these two guys. Can you think of anyone?
Thus, my assertion is that Steve Jobs is the closest thing to Walt Disney since Walt Disney (I am certain this is an unoriginal thought) -- now forever bound by Pixar.
If you believe in karma, how can you not think that it's pretty cool that Jobs ended up as the largest individual shareholder in Disney, an active board member who now is helping Disney re-boot its retail efforts!
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