I just finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It’s a well-written, elegant and balanced book and I strongly recommend reading it.
Jobs frequently mentioned two values that have always struck me as incredibly wise: First, that it is important to focus on promising technologies and bet long on those technologies. And, second, that technology alone is not enough – it’s technology married with the liberal arts that “makes our hearts sing.”
It was heartening to see, then, what Jobs thought the next big intersection might be, and I thought a quote from the book would interest Scope readers:
“One of the very few silver linings about me getting sick is that Reed’s gotten to spend a lot of time studying with some very good doctors… I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning, just like the digital one when I was his age.”
Photo of Steve Jobs from event at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital