Robert H. Schuller
One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.
After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.
Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.
"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".
Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".
I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?
"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.
"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"
Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.
Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.
But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.
To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.
I've lived in Orange County Cali since 1987 & I love it here; it's absolutely Amazing! Professionally, I've been in the Financial District for over a decade; you know all the "good exciting stuff" like Lending Financial Planning Mortgage Planning Debt Settlement...(I used to say that 6 years ago & most everyone would say, "WOW you must make a lot of money.") Fast forwarding to today, most people would give their apologies or would really not like "you." It used to make sense to work 12-14 hr days 6 days a week because "It was worth it" at the end; hence well into a 6 figure income! Here is a shocker...those days are OVER! Today, Physicians Attorneys Teachers Professors are unemployed! Those who did it "right" are unemployed! Even with my background, I was open to different opportunitiesGood is worth doing, and if anything is worth doing, then it is worth doing well.
Why I Do This...
My why is simple... I'm just tired of being tired. I mean my parents are into their 70's, and I want to retire them & have them enjoy their golden years. I would like to enjoy the better things in life have Time Freedom Financial Freedom & I figured since I do not have the winning lotto numbers, my parents are not leaving me a nice chunk of change, I don't have any assets of worth, I am not planning on getting a PhD any time soon, I certainly am no NBA material and there are no messages from Hollywood on my voice mail; so I figured...If not VEMMA then what? And if not now then when?
(949) 355 2340
(949) 354 4113
Red wine in moderation may lead to weight loss: study
Light consumption of red wine in particular may protect against weight gain, according to a recently published review study from Spanish aca
Google+ Pages: New Tools and Future Features | Plus Weekly
Recent updates for Google+ Pages introduce third party tools, as well as insight on what to expect in the future.
5 Things Facebook Still Won’t Be Able to Do After Today | TalentZoo.com
We’ve heard for weeks that BIG changes are coming to Facebook; Ben Parr promises we, as users, will be shell-shocked, and the competition (a
YouTube - Alexandra Stan - Mr Saxobeat (Official Video)
Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi