Just read a really nice article on the Harvard Business Review by Walter Isaacson on leadership lessons of Steve Jobs at http://hbr.org/2012/04/the-real-leadership-lessons-of-steve-jobs/ar/pr . There were a lot of points that Walter makes in the article, but the one that resonated a lot with me was the need to “Stay Hungy.. Stay Foolish“. This is similar to having a “hacker mentality”, which I believe is one of the key ingredient for a person to be successful (professionally and personally).
Being a hacker means..
- being inquisitive about how things work.
- always being a student
- being able to challenge “this is how we always did things”
- never stop perfecting
- remembering that one can (and used to) survive on ramen noodles 🙂