Walter Isaacson’ book Steve Jobs has been released and what is interesting is the mention that Jobs’ years of wandering in India in search of spiritual enlightenment were “not a waste of time”. In fact the time he spent here he learnt “intuition” and his sense of design was greatly influenced by the “simplicities of Zen Buddhism”, says Jobs’ biographer. When Isaacson was asked how Jobs, a hippie college dropout goes to India and comes back deciding he wants to be a businessman, he replied, “Jobs has within him sort of this conflict, but he doesn’t quite see it as a conflict between being hippie-ish and anti-materialistic but wanting to sell things like Wozniak’s board. Wanting to create a business. And I think that’s exactly what Silicon Valley was all about in those days. Let’s do a startup in our parents’ garage and try to create a business.”
Take time to step into old Tibet
Each collection of dolls in the Museum has a story to tell, spanning eras and from remote parts of Tibet, depicting how life was in the olden days.