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Monday Motivation: Steve Job’s Super-Yacht

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Steve Jobs left behind a legacy that those in the technology and marketing world can only dream of achieving. He was a visionary that made Apple what it is today. His minimalistic design scheme shook up the technological world and can be seen in so many different facets in the world today.

One unexpected example of his minimalistic design is his yacht that he designed himself, Venus.  It was created by Koninklijke De Vries in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. It was christened yesterday, October 29th, and his Widow Laurene and three of their children showed up for the christening.

Walter Isaacson wrote a biography on Steve Jobs and in the book he describes the models that Jobs showed him.  Isaascson said the models where “sleek and minimalist,” which describes Venus perfectly. The boat is said to be between 230 and 260 feet long, making it an incredibly lengthy yacht.

When Jobs was creating the yacht, he knew that he may not be able to see the finished product.  “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”

Now that is a man perseverance.