Inspiration comes from all parts of life and we've been heavily inspired by beautiful gadgets, stylish products, some really cool Kickstarter innovations, and many Apple products. With the new Steve Jobs film starring Ashton Kutcher hitting the big screen, we thought it would be a good time to share some cool Steve Jobs quotes that fit us here at the ColdCan™.
Seven Things Steve Jobs Said
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
We've found intuition and courage to be in short supply among many of acquaintances, work-mates, and friends. For the ColdCan™ it means constantly pushing against the grain to get somewhere special with the product while still being feasible for launch.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The ColdCan™ isn't just trying to innovate against the oldschool koozie, it's trying to define an entire category of beverage insulating and containment systems. We think people want style, design, and innovation in a long overlooked pleasure - drinking a cold beverage.
But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem.
Emails at 2am, Basecamp updates over the weekend and text messages as we pull out of each others driveway from a long meeting, that's what makes the ColdCan™ get better, sharper, and more tangible. We've spent more time refining the concept, pushing and tweaking the design, and iterating than we can even quantify. And we do it because each time we ask if it's the best we can at this point, we give ourselves a new opportunity to improve - not for us, but for you guys - and we think it's worth it.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
This one just makes us smile. We're pretty sure people haven't been loosing sleep over the awesomeness of their koozies. But, hey, it means we've got a lot territory for the ColdCan™ to be heads above anything else.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
From the way the ColdCan™ is built with a modular concept for attachments and expandability to the way it's insulated with Cryogel, we've made form and function work together as closely as possible. Ultimately, the design is what makes the ColdCan™ worth having and talking about. The fact that the ColdCan™ provides a longer lasting cold drink is intentional, but it's secondary to the look and feel of the unit itself. We think you care just as much about the look as the performance of the ColdCan™.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
- Steve Jobs
It's hard to not sound a little superficial with this. The ColdCan™ isn't redefining the future of a generation, but we think it absolutely brings class and excitement to a forgotten drinking luxury. And with that, we definitely believe we're influencing the future of beverage systems.
Things don't have to change the world to be important. - Steve Jobs
While we aren't anywhere close to an iPad or Mac Book Pro, we believe the ColdCan™ beats to its own drum with its own vision of the beverage insulating universe much like Jobs did with computers and electronics. We hope you're doing work that matters too. And if not, we hope you'll at least enjoy your next cold drink from the barrel of a ColdCan™.