Steve Jobs And The Framework For Success

Steve Jobs

The trader and professional money manager Tim Knight writes in his blog that Steve Jobs was not just one of the best businessmen of our generation.  He was the best businessman of all time.

Knight also explains in his article how we can use Jobs’ life as an example of what makes the framework for success.  Here he draws on chaos theory (the theory which led to the phrase “butterfly effect”)  and how your fate is dependent on the way you match your talents to a set of apparent random events.  According to Knight success is dependent on how you match your talents, your circumstances and the world around you.

Read the rest of Knight’s article on Steven Paul Jobs and the Meaning of Life.  Let me know what you think of this article and whether and how it helped you.  Leave me your comments below.


  1. Thanks for the mention!

  2. I thought this was a superfical article. Apple made great products. I am currently writing this on an apple notebook. I was at a national meeting yesterday and used my Ipod touch to view slides and look up info on the web. The key point of Jobs was he was a perfectionist with his particular focus. He had a desire to develop elegant products. He surrounded himself by smart people to implement his designs/dreams. Finally it is nice to have great electronics, but in the end, Jobs main focus was his guarded privacy and relationships with his own famiy. We live in an age of stars and icons= its all air.

  3. Have you stopped trading for the last 10 days? What do you have to say about trading on these days?

  4. Still trading the same as usual Mohsen. Volatility has died down a little on stocks in last few days but I am trading Gold recently. I would say as far as stocks go, I would be cautious about shorting – momentum is still to the upside. cheers.

  5. Good read. IF Steve Jobs had been born and raised in a place like Syria, it would have been unlikely for him to create Apple. Luck of birth, circumstance and environment would affect people.

  6. Nice. Thanks for the post.

  7. Bit late to this one, but I thought the piece was good too.

    I think temperament should also be included in the list. In particular how optimistic/pessimistic you are also affects your life. I find people who are more optimistic about things tend to seize opportunities and create circumstances for themselves. Pessimistic types tend to talk themselves out of opportunities and stop their lives changing.

    Although, I am sure optimism has burnt many people trading. I guess that’s why good traders tend to follow their rules strictly.

  8. Hi there – I totally agree. Pessimistic types do indeed talk themselves out of opportunities. Very good point. ALso I would the cynical types. CHeers

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