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We believe it's the biggest advance in animation since Walt Disney started it all with the release of Snow White 50 years ago. Steve Jobs
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really thought the process through. They did such a great job designing these washers and dryers. I got more thrill out of them than I have out of any piece of high tech in years. Steve Jobs
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They are shamelessly copying us. Steve Jobs
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If you view computer designers as artists, they're really into more of an art form that can be mass-produced, like records, or like prints, than they are into fine arts. They want something where they can express themselves to a large number of people through their medium, and their medium is technology and manufacturing. Steve Jobs
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It's rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing. Of course, there are some people who are innately curious, forever little kids in their awe of life, but they're rare. Steve Jobs
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My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that's what I try to do. Steve Jobs
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What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating. I didn't really know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down.... I was a very public failure. Steve Jobs
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You know, Dr. Edwin Land was a troublemaker. He dropped out of Harvard and founded Polaroid. Not only was he one of the great inventors of our time but, more important, he saw the intersection of art and science and business and built an organization to reflect that. Polaroid did that for some years, but eventually Dr. Land, one of those brilliant troublemakers, was asked to leave his own company - which is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Steve Jobs
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You're already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs
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Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs
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People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs
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It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding. Steve Jobs
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You can't win on innovation unless you have a way to communicate it to customers. Steve Jobs
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Customers always want something new Steve Jobs
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I don't want to fail, of course. But even though I didn't know how bad things really were, I still had a lot to think about before I said yes. I had to consider the implications for Pixar, for my family, for my reputation. I decided that I didn't really care, because this is what I want to do. If I try my best and fail, well, I've tried my best. Steve Jobs
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Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a culture shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don't use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect in my opinion. That's had a big impact on my work. Steve Jobs
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I'd say we [Apple Inc.] are the most creative of the technology companies and definitely the most artist-friendly. Almost everyone in the music business uses a Mac and everyone has an iPod. Steve Jobs
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We're not a media company. We don't own media. We don't own music. We don't own films or television. We're not a media company. We're just Apple. Steve Jobs
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I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do. Steve Jobs
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the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize the company Steve Jobs
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We believe people with Passion CAN change the World for the Better." -Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
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[My teacher] basically bribed me back into learning with candy and money and what was really remarkable was before very long I had such a respect for her that it sort of re-ignited my desire to learn. Steve Jobs
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The Macintosh was supposed to be the computer for people that just wanted to use a computer without having to learn how to use one. Steve Jobs
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In order to learn how to do something well, you have to fail sometimes. In order to fail, there has to be a measurement system. And that's the problem with most philanthropy - there's no measurement system. You give somebody some money to do something and most of the time you can really never measure whether you failed or succeeded in your judgment of that person or his ideas or their implementation. Steve Jobs
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My philosophy is that everything starts with a great product. Steve Jobs
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If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will. Steve Jobs
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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs
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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Steve Jobs
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Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works. Steve Jobs
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Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes? Steve Jobs
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The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That's a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long. Steve Jobs
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Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. Steve Jobs
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The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade. Steve Jobs
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There's no other company that could make a MacBook Air and the reason is that not only do we control the hardware, but we control the operating system. And it is the intimate interaction between the operating system and the hardware that allows us to do that. There is no intimate interaction between Windows and a Dell notebook. Steve Jobs
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Your customers don't care about you. They don't care about your product or service. They care about themselves, their dreams, their goals. Now, they will care much more if you help them reach their goals, and to do that, you must understand their goals, as well as their needs and deepest desires. Steve Jobs
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I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building. Steve Jobs
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The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their products. Steve Jobs
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I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. Steve Jobs
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You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. Steve Jobs
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Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. Steve Jobs
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The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do. Steve Jobs
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You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. Steve Jobs
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I just had a romance that I really care about, a lot-I mean, a lot-go up in smoke. Because of the stress, and the sort of other woman that Macintosh is. Steve Jobs
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We limit how much technology our kids use at home. Steve Jobs
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I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete. Steve Jobs
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I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products. Steve Jobs
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I'd like the people teaching my kids to be good enough that they could get a job at the company I work for, making a hundred thousand dollars a year. Why should they work at a school for thirty-five to forty thousand dollars if they could get a job here at a hundred thousand dollars a year? Steve Jobs
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The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting. Steve Jobs
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The world doesn't need another Dell or Compaq. Steve Jobs
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Good PR educates people; that's all it is. You can't con people in this business. The products speak for themselves. Steve Jobs
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There's a phrase in Buddhism, 'Beginner's mind.' It's wonderful to have a beginner's mind. Steve Jobs
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I found that there were these incredibly great people at doing certain things, and you couldn't replace one of these people with fifty average people. Steve Jobs
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If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth - and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago. Steve Jobs
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Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing. Steve Jobs
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You've got to have a problem that you want to solve; a wrong that you want to right. Steve Jobs
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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you. Steve Jobs
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Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. Steve Jobs
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Pursue your dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks. Steve Jobs
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You have to have a lot of passion for what you do... because if you don't, any rational person would give up. Steve Jobs
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I'm one of the few people who understands how producing technology requires intuition and creativity, and how producing something artistic takes real discipline. Steve Jobs
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Manage the top line: your strategy, your people, and your products, and the bottom line will follow. Steve Jobs
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And I sort of look at us as two of the luckiest guys [Bill Gates the other] on the planet because we found what we loved to do and we were at the right place at the right time and we've gotten to go to work every day with super bright people for 30 years and do what we love doing. Steve Jobs
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When we hire someone, even if they are going to be in marketing, I will have them talk to the design folks and the engineers. Steve Jobs
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There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. Steve Jobs
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I used to sleep on the floor in friends' rooms, returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple Steve Jobs
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I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning. Steve Jobs
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Your customers dream of a happier and better life. Don't move products. Instead, enrich lives. Steve Jobs
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I think the world's a better place because Bill realized that his goal isn't to be the richest guy in the cemetery, right? Steve Jobs
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Don't let the voice of other people's opinion drown your inner voice. Steve Jobs
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How can you get fired from the company you started? Steve Jobs
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