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Steve Jobs and the next big “intersection”

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Steve Jobs and the next big “intersection”

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“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”

By John Stafford
Public Relations Officer, Dean’s Office – Communications & Public Affairs
Stanford University

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Photo by Robert Dicks

* Stanford University Medical Center integrates research, medical education and patient care at its three institutions – Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

**  The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Stanford University School of Medicine

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