The world in which we live today was and is decisively shaped by technology pioneers and their developments. With their passion and their view of creativity, technology and the world itself, they can be role models for everyone. It is worthwile to heed one or two pieces of advice from them:
Twelve advices of technology pioneers:
We should be focused on how to make people’s lives better. That is the purpose of technology.
Martin Cooper, Inventor of mobile phones
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Elon Musk, Co-founder of PayPal, Founder and CEO of SpaceX, Co-founder and CEO of Tesla
Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomic, and then they’ll turn out to be right.
Reed Hastings, Co-founder and CEO of Netflix
Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft
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.
Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla, Inventor, physicist and electrical engineer
I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.
Larry Page, Co-founder of Google
There’s a unique role that scientists and engineers can play in making a difference in people’s lives.
Shirley Jackson, Physicist and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way’.
Grace Hopper, Software pioneer, developer of the programming language COBOL
Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.
Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba
In order to inspire people, that’s going to have to come from somewhere deep inside of you.
Jeff Weiner, Former CEO of LinkedIn
Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.
Brian Chesky, Founder and CEO of Airbnb