How To Be The Kind Of Person Steve Jobs Defined As “Smart”

“You have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does.”

What Steve Jobs looked for in people had nothing to do with raw intelligence — instead he believed smart people are able to see connections others can’t because they’ve experienced things others haven’t.

This 6-minute Art of Improvement video dives deeper into how to be the kind of person Steve Jobs defined as smart including the importance of being open to experiences and engaging with people who challenge your core assumptions.

Related: How Steve Jobs approached marketing.