Steve Jobs in Google Earth


Steve Jobs undoubtedly had an effect on almost all of the technology that we use today. While he had relatively little impact on products like Google Earth (because Apple never created competing technology to help push things forward), his impact reached all of us.

That said, geospatial technologies can be used to help honor people in a unique way, such as the timeline of Louis Zamperini’s life.

Similarly, Google Maps Mania recently posted a timeline of Steve Jobs’ life. Steven Ho, who recently built the Trip View Bowl visualization, has built a nice tribute to Jobs in Google Earth. It turns Earth into a giant apple, with a silhouette of Jobs’ face on the side.



It’s easily one of the largest 3D models we’ve seen, similar to the pumpkin or the giant mustached smiley face we show you for movember each year. The giant apple is part of a short tour that he created, which also includes music and a quote about Steve.

To see it for yourself, you can view it with the Google Earth Plug-in.

Jobs on Staying Fresh


“It’s wonderful to have a
beginner’s mind.

– Steve Jobs (1955–2011)

Co-founder of Apple

Sales inspiration…

To me, it was strange how sad I felt about Jobs passing away Wednesday. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that at that level for someone I didn’t know personally.

I’m sure many of you had the same experience. That’s some great work.

For those who’ve not seen or read it, here’s his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University (the transcript and the video). I find it inspiring even after reading it more than 5 times over the years (if you like it, remember to pass it along to any kids you know).

For Steve Jobs through the years, Wired has this piece. I also enjoyed the little 3-minute video tribute on the right-hand side of the page.

Jobs on Guts and Trust

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

–Steve Jobs (1955 – )
American businessman
Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.

There’s nothing more powerful to the salesday than enthusiasm. It excites everyone to positive action…

  • you
  • your team
  • your prospect
  • the new customer you just brought on board
  • the internal department responsible for the delivery of what you just sold
  • the receptionist who talks with your prospects and customers first

As you work with your people today (and tomorrow) your level of enthusiasm will impact all of them (one way or the other). What do you want your impact to be?

TGIS (Thank God it’s Smonday*)