Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs changed the world of technology with his simple, innovative designs for products like the iPod, the MacBook and the iPhone. Jobs’ eye for design and functionality made technology user friendly, and extremely accessible. Apple, now one of the most powerful brands on Earth, pulled in a historic $18 Billion profit in 2014’s fourth quarter.
Although Jobs attended prestigious schools like Harvard and Stanford, his genius is reportedly attributed to another, more spiritual aspect of life. In his early 20’s he went to India on a spiritual quest to discover the meaning of life, and also credited studying Buddhism and Zen meditation as being a catalyst to expand his consciousness. However, it wasn’t until Jobs experimented with psychedelics like LSD that his mind became open to “whole new vistas.”
An old college friend of Jobs, Daniel Kottke, recently revealed insight on the psychedelic journeys that they had experienced together.
“We weren’t really talking much,” Kottke said. “We were more of in a meditative space. We would take psychedelics and whole new vistas opened up.”
Jobs explained his psychedelic experience in his own words in his biography, stating:
“I came of age at a magical time… Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life,” Jobs said. “LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important — creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”
The correlation of LSD with innovation and creativity has long been understood. Even today, many Silicon Valley entreprenuers are still mediating while on LSD. Venture investor and author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”
Tim Ferris recently spoke with CNN on the subject:
“The billionaires I know, almost without exception, use hallucinogens on a regular basis,” Ferriss said. “[They’re] trying to be very disruptive and look at the problems in the world… and ask completely new questions.”
So can LSD and other psychedelics allow breakthrough moments of innovation when used with proper discipline and intelligence?
The video below, Can LSD Make You a Billionaire?, further explores these ideas – and after watching and reviewing the evidence, it’s hard to argue with the majority of positive benefits the LSD experience can provide.
Can LSD Make You A Billionaire?