From an interview with Steve Jobs, December 19, 1991, in Redwood City, California.
STEVE JOBS: . . . there is clearly something in his [Dr. Juran's] heart that's
propelling him. His pocketbook's not what's propelling him; his
heart is propelling him. And I have a very deep respect for what -- for that thing in
his heart that he's trying to take everything he's learned in his
whole life and teach the next generation before he can no longer
My take-away: Dr. Juran had a passion for his work, for making a difference. I think Steve Jobs could identify with that. Searching for one's passion can be a life long quest -- but whether you have found your passion or not, we can all make positive, affirming differences in the workplace and lives of others. One of the most powerful yet neglected affirming acts is a simple "thank you."