With the pending state visit of Philippine President Aquino to Australia, a lot of publicity will be made in Australia about the country and the many opportunities available for Australian trade and investment as well as closer cultural ties. There will be also a lot of the negative feedback that will be given on the many challenges it faces. I hope people will see through the challenges and find the opportunities are worth developing between both countries. And sometimes you have to be a game changer and have a mindset of a rebel like what Steve Jobs did for the computer industry. In celebration of Steve’s first death anniversary, consider reading this ad from an Apple commercial that describes the work sometimes we have to do to be able to bring forge closer relationships between both countries and hopefully a better quality of life particularly the more disadvantaged members of our communities.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. Rebels. Troublemakers. Round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About 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 people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”