1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 5. Play more games. 6. Read more books than you did in 2009. 7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 8. Sleep for 7 hours. 9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
“Apple had a monopoly on the graphical user interface for almost 10 years. That’s a long time. And how are monopolies lost? Think about it. Some very good product people invent some very good products, and the company achieves a monopoly. But after that, the product people aren’t the ones that drive the company forward anymore. It’s the marketing guys or the ones who expand the business into Latin America or whatever. Because what’s the point of focusing on making the product even better when the only company you can take business from is yourself? So a different group of people start to move up. And who usually ends up running the show? The sales guy… Then one day, the monopoly expires for whatever reason. But by then the best product people have left, or they’re no longer listened to. And so the company goes through this tumultuous time, and it either survives or it doesn’t.”
BusinessWeek: “Is this common in the industry?”
Steve Jobs: “Look at Microsoft — who’s running Microsoft?”
BusinessWeek: “Steve Ballmer.”
Steve Jobs: “Right, the sales guy. Case closed.”
”—Steve Jobs on Microsoft monopoly. (BusinessWeek)