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Folha, Brazil

Jobs Embodied Spirit that Still Makes America Great

 

"The best thing about living here, particularly in the vicinity of Harvard campus, is being able to closely watch that permanent state of restlessness which, even with the current crisis, is far from extinguished."

 

By Gilberto Dimenstein

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Translated By Cristiane Teston

 

October 6, 2011

 

Brazil - Folha - Original Article (Portuguese)

Steve Jobs sums up what is best and most enchanting about the United States - and it is something I want (very much) to see in Brazil. He is a symbol of the nationís reverence for entrepreneurship and its spirit of innovation. Taking risks and encouraging talent in order to innovate is deep in the soul of the American people.

 

That is just one of the things that explain why, in recently-released ratings for higher education, the United States has so many universities among the best in the world. What wins praised in U.S. universities is less about how to teach or even what is taught, but about producing relevant innovations - changing the world. Hence the importance of going beyond the campus and establishing partnerships with both government and businesses.

 

That is what allows companies like Microsoft, Google or Facebook to begin on university campuses and dormitories - or even technology parks to be set up around them.

 

Jobs didnít even have a university degree. But he benefited from this innovative environment, since he grew up in a Silicon Valley largely driven by Stanford.††

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He was the quintessential innovator, turning his garage (literally) into a combination laboratory and center of innovation.

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:

Times of India, India: People of India Pay Tribute to Steve Jobs

The Hindu, India: iConic Jobs

The Hindu, India: Jobs - The Inimitable iMan

The Montreal Gazette, Canada: Steve Jobs was a World-Changer

Adelaide Now, Australia: Steve Jobs Earns Place in History

Daily Mail, U.K.: Dying Jobs Left Plans For Years of New Products

 

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People like him represent a daily message to the younger generation to be bold, to think big, to take risks and to be entrepreneurs.

 

The best thing about living here, particularly in the vicinity of Harvard campus, is to have the capacity to closely watch that permanent state of restlessness which, even with the current crisis, is far from extinguished.

 

Gilberto Dimenstein, 54, is a member of the Editorial Board of Folha and lives in the United States, where he was invited to develop a communication project for citizenship at Harvard University.

 

E-mail: crossi@uol.com.br

 

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