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Steve Jobs – The Man In The Machine Rings In The New Year On CNN

Steve Jobs -The Man In The Machine 

Happy New Year One And All. I hope this year brings you peace, prosperity, good health and joy.  We all need these elements in our lives  – now more than ever before. Therefore,  as we look ahead to 2016,  I wish you only the very best that life can offer. 

And, to start things off with geek-like style and substance , CNN will air Steve Jobs – The Man In The Machine on Sunday, January 3rd at 9:00 PM Eastern.

This CNN documentary film about Apple Co – Founder, Steve Jobs, was produced and directed by Alex Gibney and promises an authentic look at how Steve Jobs came to be one of the most successful and historic inventors of our time.   According to CNN, he will be portrayed as “bold, brutal and brilliant”. 

 I guess it all depends on one’s point of view, but, truth be told, you have to be all three to make a revolutionary difference in the world. 

So tune into CNN at 9:00 PM or set your DVR to record it for safekeeping. I am sure the interviews will be riveting and will include unique footage . Lots of candour and surprises!

And – please – share your thoughts about the documentary in the comments below. Your feedback keeps this blog alive and functioning. 

Enjoy the show and trailer  (below) 

[VIDEO] Jobs: Steve Jobs Riveting Film Trailer. Film Set To Debut In Theatres Soon

20130802-125708.jpgBoy of boy this movie looks so good. August 16th – the release date – cannot come soon enough.

And, I must add that the casting of Ashton Kutcher in the role of of Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak was inspired.

Both actors have embodied the look and spirit of The Steves and render strong, credible performances in this much-anticipated film about one of the greatest inventors of our time.

The 2013 American biographical drama film primarily focuses on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1971 to 2000, although Josh Gad did mention on Jay Leno’s show that Steve Jobs’ death is addressed in the film, although I am not totally sure what he means; he never expanded on his statement.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Mark Hulme,
Jobs was chosen to close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

It will be released to theaters on August 16, 2013 and, for me, this date cannot come fast enough. Although, a huge part of me wants to watch it via Apple TV or on my iPad! That would be truly iconic, no?

Have a glimpse at the trailer below – it really looks like a well-formulated and thought provoking movie.

Walt Disney Company To Honor Steve Jobs With Prestigious Award

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Well, this sure made my day.

The late and great Steve Jobs will be receiving the 2013 Disney Legends Award, slated to take place on August 10 during a three-day event associated with D 13 Expo.

The event has been a long-standing Disney tradition since 1987. The award honours those individuals who have exemplified extraordinary creativity and innovation in their life’s work.

Also receiving the award this year are Monsters University stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, the late TV icon Dick Clark.. The compete list of recipients can be seen at TheHollywoodReporter.Com.

Steve Jobs is the perfect candidate for this award as his ties with the Walt Disney Company is the stuff of legends.

Here is what the Hollywood Reporter had to say:

26-year tradition, the Disney Legends Awards program honors those who are “contributors to the Disney legacy.” Each honoree receives a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture and will participate in a handprint ceremony. Their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the company’s Burbank headquarters.

“The Disney Legend Award is our highest and most coveted honor,” said Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. “It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and creativity to ensure Disney remains truly special.”

Over the years, a total of 237 Disney Legends have been honored. Past honorees include Tim Allen, Robin Williams, Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Regis Philbin, Annette Funicello, Peter Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Barbara Walters.

Congratulations to all and a special Mickey Mouse high five to the late Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: All You’ve Got To Do Is Ask [1994 Video]

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It’s been a mighty long time since I added content to this blog. Let’s just say that life has been incredibly busy from my end and leave it at that.

However, when I saw this article from BitRebels.Com, I had to get this GTG blog rolling once again courtesy of some more wise and wonderful words from the late and the great, Steve Jobs.

In this 1994 video, Steve gives his succinct and, I must say, inspiringly accurate insight into why people fail. And, don’t we all want to avoid that?

He relays information that basically enabled him to move ahead in his technological career, even starting from the age of 12 years old where he made his now famous phone call to Bill Hewlett asking for some spare parts for a frequency counter that he was in the process of building.

Well, not only did Bill Hewlett give Steve the spare parts he asked for, but he also offered him a job at Hewlett – Packard during the summer. All from a simple phone call.

Most young people would be intimidated at phoning a large company or, perhaps, would not think to even venture in this direction, afraid that they would be deemed a nuisance and have the phone slammed shut in their ear.

But, risk-taking is so crucial to success – in any field – and, most of the time, the positive benefits of taking the risk outweighs the negatives.

Have a listen to this brief video – resplendent with Jobisms – and then go out and take that risk you have always been dreaming of!

Apple Aggressively Getting Rid Of The Baggage As Another One Bites The Dust.

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Sounds to me like some head honchos became complacent without Steve Jobs around to keep them in line.

Well – surprise! He left the right people in charge who are not afraid to delete anyone who can’t assume responsibility for and professionalism in their work at Apple Inc.

There must be a lot of feathers flying behind the walls of the Cupertino based office. First Scott Forstall and now this.

According to iPhoneInCanada.Ca and Bloomberg.Com, who quoted an unnamed source, this is what happened:

Apple Inc. has fired the manager responsible for its troubled mapping software, seeking to win back the trust of users disappointed after the program debuted in September, according to people familiar with the move.

Richard Williamson, who oversaw the mapping team, was fired by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information wasn’t yet public. Cue, who took over last month as part of a management shakeup, is seeking advice from outside mapping-technology experts and prodding digital maps provider TomTom NV (TOM2) to fix landmark and navigation data it shares with Apple.

I tried to find a picture of the dude but a bishop keeps popping up over at Google images. Don’t think that’s him.

In light of all this firing and rehiring, Apple has now entered a major transitional phase – the post-Steve Jobs era and the beginning of the Tim Cook era.

And, like it or not, he is making his mark. I like this man – he is classy, yet shrewd and not afraid to implement monumental changes to the Apple Ecosystem.

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