Dream Big

The advancements in technology that we see today all at some point started out as an idea. A dream. A “what if” scenario. “What if” we could…

  • …travel across the ocean in just a few hours instead of a few months
  • …talk to a loved one…3,000 miles away
  • …calculate Pi out to the 1,000,000th decimal
  • …send a man to the moon
  • …send a ship to Mars
  • …send a letter instantly to another person
  • …make us believe a mouse can whistle and drive a steamboat
  • …make us believe a robot  can fall in love.
  • …use a telephone to type email, play games, watch TV, watch movies, take pictures, manage your to-do list, manage your calendar, find your location in a city, figure out the weather, get a stock report, make a movie, subscribe to and read a magazine, browse the Internet, listen to the radio…oh, and…uh…even make a phone call. By just speaking a word.

All of the above seemingly magical accomplishments happened because somebody, some where dreamed big.

How big are your dreams? For your business? For your family? For the world? What do you think is possible? Anything?

http://www.youtube.com/v/3KnIJoHibiQ&hl=en&fs=1

5 thoughts on “Dream Big

  1. Thank you Ron! With all of the doom and gloom news on the future of our economy and country, it’s nice to think of the “what ifs” in the positive direction. Love the new blog and the more personal conversation with you.

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Ron!

    Here’s a quote from an early scene in MIRACLE, the story of the Herb Brooks and the 1980 US Hockey Team:

    Lou Nanne: Beat the best team in the world? Gold medalists in ’64, ’68, ’72, ’76? Pretty lofty goal, Herb.
    Herb Brooks: Well, Lou, that’s why I want to pursue it.

  3. This video only demonstrates that Microsoft wishes they could be cool like Apple. They’re the lowest cost provider, they bring almost nothing new to the table. Like Steve Jobs said once a long time ago in an interview, “The problem with Microsoft is they have no class…” A truer word is hard to come by.

  4. @andrew Just to be clear, I wasn’t posting this to promote MSFT. I just think it’s a cool video with an awe-inspiring look at the future. And, in keeping it real, as much as I love Apple products, you’d be naive to think they’re angels over there.

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