Let me take you to #1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino – Steve Jobs’ office at the Apple Headquarters in California.
Q: What keeps you so passionate and energetic?
A: Faith in people and their capabilities! If you’re not excited about your idea, nobody else will be. You can have the most innovative idea in the world, but if you can’t get people excited about it, it doesn’t matter.
Q: Your thoughts on learning and how it can change the world?
A: Every morning, I wake up seeing the apple tree in my backyard that I grew up with and I spot something new in it every day. Learning is about looking at the same thing with different perspectives and expanding our experiences to see through things we have never known before.
Q: Your views on technology in learning and education.
A: Technology is the life and soul of learning and education in the connected world. While delivering learning and education, one should constantly adapt to the ever-changing technology landscape to enhance the experience.
Q: Your views on achieving success in every field?
A: Find something you love to do very much and be passionate about it. Channelize all your energy to it and pursue it to the end with a never-give up attitude.
Q: Your thoughts on innovation in learning and education?
A: Innovation is the backbone of everything you do in life and the same applies to learning and education as well. Learning and education has always been part of our civilization and the evolution has been radical, starting with teacher-student classroom based paradigm to multimedia interactive content. While the basic paradigm of interactivity has remained constant the way it is delivered and rendered that has significantly changed with technology and Internet.
Q: Finally, where would the innovation path lead to?
A: Learning has come a long way to become a specialized field in its own right with its own specific strategy, approach, methodology and implementation techniques. Job-oriented skill development has become an integral part of employee development for enterprises to be globally competitive. With the rapidly changing customer behavior and market dynamics, enterprises have to rely on professional companies for these learning and education products and services.
Q: What do you do when you are not with your gizmos?
A: I drive to the woods with my dog Jenny, to enjoy the nature and learn from it.