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Steve Jobs
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To do anything of magnitude takes at least five years, more likely seven or eight. Rightfully or wrongfully, that's how I think. Steve Jobs
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Technology alone is not enough. Steve Jobs
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Everything is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period. Steve Jobs
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Shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. Steve Jobs
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Learn continually - there's always "one more thing" to learn! Steve Jobs
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I think we need editorial oversight now more than ever. Anything we can do to help newspapers find new ways of expression that will help them get paid, I am all for. Steve Jobs
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The difference between the best worker on computer hardware and the average may be 2 to 1, if you're lucky. With automobiles, maybe 2 to 1. But in software, it's at least 25 to 1. The difference between the average programmer and a great one is at least that. The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world. And when you're in a field where the dynamic range is 25 to 1, boy, does it pay off. Steve Jobs
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Somebody once told me, 'Manage the top line, and the bottom line will follow.' What's the top line? It's things like, why are we doing this in the first place? What's our strategy? What are customers saying? How responsive are we? Do we have the best products and the best people? Those are the kind of questions you have to focus on. Steve Jobs
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People need to have the incentive that if they invest and succeed, they can make a fair profit. Otherwise they'll stop investing. Steve Jobs
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What's new is this amazingly efficient distribution system for stolen property called the Internet - and no one's gonna shut down the Internet. Steve Jobs
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One of my beliefs very strongly is that any democracy depends on a free, healthy press. Steve Jobs
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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs
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Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs
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When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. Steve Jobs
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I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. Steve Jobs
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I think right now it's a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle. Steve Jobs
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Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor. Steve Jobs
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This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now? Steve Jobs
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But Apple really beats to a different drummer. I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business. Steve Jobs
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I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent. Steve Jobs
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It's understandable that the music companies that are comprised of people that are successful by making good creative decisions - they have to decide which out of fifty artists is the next hot one, with no data to go from. It's an intuitive process, and that's what they do well when they're successful. They don't understand technology. Steve Jobs
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Whatever you do, you must never let the voice in your head control the brain in your heart. Steve Jobs
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My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. Steve Jobs
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If you keep your eye on the profit, you're going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow. Steve Jobs
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The problem with the Internet startup craze is' that too many people are starting companies; it's that too many people are' sticking with it. Steve Jobs
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We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them. Steve Jobs
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A brand is simply trust. Steve Jobs
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The iPod is not a new category. Music is not new. It's not a speculative market. It's a very, very large market. It's been around for thousands of years and will be around as long as humans exist. Steve Jobs
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Whenever you do any one thing intensely over a period of time you have to give up other lives you could be living. You have to have a real single-minded kind of tunnel vision if you want to get anything significant accomplished. Especially if the desire is not to be a businessman, but to be a creative person. Steve Jobs
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There's a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat. That's crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they"re doing, you say "wow," and soon you're cooking up all sorts of ideas. Steve Jobs
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You are all over the map, figure out the top 5 things you want to focus on and get rid of the rest. Steve Jobs
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It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing. Steve Jobs
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You know, you keep on innovating, you keep on making better stuff. And if you always want the latest and greatest, then you have to buy a new iPod at least once a year. Steve Jobs
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You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs
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It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. Steve Jobs
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We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on. Steve Jobs
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No one wants to die. Even people who wanna go to heaven don't wanna die to get there. Steve Jobs
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You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology - not the other way around. Steve Jobs
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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers..... Steve Jobs
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In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. Steve Jobs
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The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying Yes. No. Focusing is about saying No. And when you say No, you piss off people. Steve Jobs
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Focusing is all about saying no Steve Jobs
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Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down and things may be different tomorrow but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve Jobs
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Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. 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. Steve Jobs
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It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5&162; deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. Steve Jobs
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