It’s easy to second guess. Resist it.
- Posted by Raghee Horner
- on October 24th, 2011
After it’s all said it done, the second guessing, armchair quarterbacking, and backseat driving – even when well intentioned – often misses the point. You had to be there and you had to be in the pocket, the driver’s seat. We traders know that. Nothing feels like the trenches and no one knows unless they’re the one pulling the trigger on a trade.
So that brings me to the book, interview, and 60 Minutes segment which most Steve Jobs fans watched. It seems (to me) that the fact about his choice to put off his surgery for nine months has been met with a total lack of understanding for what made Jobs who he was.
Steve Jobs was an incredible genius because he did not accept things as they were. His reality was of his making. He willed into existence (with help from Jon Ive) the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, set a new bar for advertising, and showmanship as well. The very thinking that allowed him to envision and create was the same thinking that processed his cancer problem. The gift of this type of thinking, will, and genius does not simply switch off and why it seems people cannot see this (frankly) surprises me. It was in many ways the ultimate cost of his genius.
It’s human to regret the decision. It’s more human to wish things were otherwise. The only tragedy is to remember Steve Jobs for how he died instead of how he led Apple.
The information in this blog post represents my own opinions and does not contain a recommendation for any particular security or investment. I or my affiliates may hold positions or other interests in securities mentioned in the Blog, please see my Disclaimer page for my full disclaimer.blog comments powered by Disqus
Raghee Horner is a private trader and author based in South Florida. She began experimenting with market timing and charting analysis in 1989 at the age of 17... (More)
- Discretionary Trading: Why do some traders think that means trading “freestyle”?!
- Are you swimming upstream?
- Have you ever interviewed yourself?
- Five Days til the New Year: The 20-Minute Goal Setting Experiment
- EUR/USD Breakout through 1.2900 and Intraday Set Ups to Watch
- A forex trader’s view of today’s equities meltdown.
- A fun experiment: What if you could become an expert (at anything!) in twelve months?
- EUR/JPY’s 200DMA Makes for an Interesting Intraday Set Up
- The Dollar Continues to Bounce Inside its Bear Flag
- Will the Dow’s pullback be bought?