Reality Distortion Field – Not Original with Steve Jobs. Then Who?

ByBill Belew

Reality Distortion Field – Not Original with Steve Jobs. Then Who?

Reality Distortion Field

Reality Distortion Field

Steve Jobs was not the first person to be accused of having a reality distortion field.

I don’t even think he is the most famous person to have this special tool in his arsenal. That distinction probably depends on when you lived.

Apparently is was Bud Tribble who coined the RDF term borrowing an idea from Star Trek and applied it to Jobs when the latter was just 27.

But Jobs is not the first person to exercise this, um, gift.

Reality Distortion Field in Great Speakers

I study great speakers.

I spent all last year with one of the greatest speakers of all time. It took me a year to read the 3,000+ pages written about him in The Last Lion Set. I had to stop from time to time to read something else. Still …

I am reading a book now about one of the contemporaries, FDR, of this great orator.

It was said of this master that he,

does not reflect a social or moral world in an intense and concentrated fashion; rather, he creates one of such power and coherence that it becomes a reality and alters the external world being imposed upon it with irresistible force.

Sounds like a reality distortion to me. Don’t you think?

Winston Churchill

I am writing about Winston Churchill.

An excerpt of one his speeches with a most famous line –

How about you? Who do you hang out with that causes the world around you to go all askew?

Reach out and we will get you on board a ship to speak.


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Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of