In honor of Steve Jobs' birthday being earlier this week, I wanted to take a minute to share three of my favorite quotes and what they mean to me. In some shape or form, we try to apply these words of wisdom to the things we do each day at Easymeeting--whether we're conscious of it or not.
In case you missed it, last week I explained the Easymeeting Experience. With that in mind, this first quote exemplifies the way we feel every experience and product at Easymeeting should be: the highest quality possible.
"When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
At Easymeeting, our employees use our products and services every day, and that keeps us intimately involved when it comes to ease and quality. We want you to be successful, and that can't happen if we have a lot of pretty things on the outside, but lack the guts to keep it running on the inside.
The second quote applies to any business or relationship, but it reminds us in a fun way that greatness comes from teamwork. Our teams at Easymeeting are like family and we have to work together to accomplish things we do each day. We realize that in order to take us to the amazing places we imagine video meetings going in the near future, it takes collaboration and ideas from all points of view. Plus, who doesn't like The Beatles?
“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”
This last quote is my favorite. At Easymeeting we try to break the mold and think outside of the box. We don't want to fit in the typical stereotype of what video conferencing used to stand for. Video conferencing has been known to be expensive, difficult to use and only accessible to large corporations. We want to make video easy and accessible to everyone and provide our customers with outstanding support.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Can you imagine the endless possibilities of bringing people together over video? We can.