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Steve Jobs
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The problem with the Internet startup craze isn't that too many people are starting companies; it's that too many people aren't sticking with it. Steve Jobs

Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Steve Jobs

So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know - just explore things. Steve Jobs

Never settle for average Steve Jobs

Our friends up north spend over five billion dollars on research and development and all they seem to do is copy Google and Apple. Steve Jobs

I think the artistry is in having an insight into what one sees around them. Generally putting things together in a way no one else has before and finding a way to express that to other people who don't have that insight.... Steve Jobs

All we are is our ideas, or people. That's what keeps us going to work in the morning, to hang around these great bright people. I've always thought that recruiting is the heart and soul of what we do. Steve Jobs

I'm not dismissing the value of higher education; I'm simply saying it comes at the expense of experience. Steve Jobs

My passion has been to build an enduring company where people were motivated to make great products. Everything else was secondary. Sure, it was great to make a profit, because that was what allowed you to make great products. But the products, not the profits were the motivation. Steve Jobs

We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. Steve Jobs

When you're in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not. Steve Jobs

A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players. Steve Jobs

Overnight success stories take a long time. Steve Jobs

Apple stores are intended not just to move boxes, but to enrich lives. Steve Jobs

Life can be much broader. You can embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. Steve Jobs

I admire Mark Zuckerberg... for not selling out, for wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot. Steve Jobs

I was lucky - I found what I love to do early in life, Steve Jobs

It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you're passionate about because otherwise you won't have the perseverance to see it through. Steve Jobs

When you have feelings like sadness or anger about your cancer or your plight, to mask them is to lead an artificial life. Steve Jobs

Each dream you leave behind is a part of your future that will no longer exist. Steve Jobs

I don't really care about being right, I just care about success. Steve Jobs

Companies, as they grow to become multi-billion-dollar entities, somehow lose their vision. They insert lots of layers of middle management between the people running the company and the people doing the work. They no longer have an inherent feel or a passion about the products. The creative people, who are the ones who care passionately, have to persuade five layers of management to do what they know is the right thing to do. Steve Jobs

To follow the path that others have laid before you is a reasonable course of action; therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men. Steve Jobs

I think the Macintosh was created by a group of people who felt that ah there wasn't a strict vision between sort of science and art. Steve Jobs

Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. Steve Jobs

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that's what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them. Steve Jobs

Don't let the voice of other people's opinion drown your inner voice. Steve Jobs

If we don't cannibalize ourselves, someone else will. Steve Jobs

It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Steve Jobs

Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right. Steve Jobs

I'm as proud of many of the things we haven't done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things. Steve Jobs

Do' let the noise of others" opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs

For most of my life, I"ve felt that there must be more to our existence than meets the eye. This is who I am, and you ca' expect me to be someone I'm not. Steve Jobs

My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people. Steve Jobs

I can help the next generation remember the lineage of great companies here and how to continue the tradition. The Valley has been very supportive of me. I should do my best to repay. Steve Jobs

Once IBM gains control of a market sector, they almost always stop innovation. They prevent innovation from happening. Steve Jobs

So [Polaroid's Dr. Edwin] Land, at 75, went off to spend the remainder of his life doing pure science, trying to crack the code of color vision. The man is a national treasure. I don't understand why people like that can't be held up as models: This is the most incredible thing to be - not an astronaut, not a football player - but this. Steve Jobs

That's what Walt Disney did, and Hewlett and Packard, and the people who built Intel. They created a company to last, not just to make money. That's what I want Apple to be." Steve Jobs

The web is not going to change the world, certainly not in the next 10 years. It's going to augment the world. And once you're in this web-augmented space, you're going to see that democratization takes place. Steve Jobs

To have your whole music library with you at all times is a quantum leap in listening to music. How do we possibly do this? Steve Jobs

We've had one of these before, when the dot-com bubble burst. What I told our company was that we were just going to invest our way through the downturn, that we weren't going to lay off people, that we'd taken a tremendous amount of effort to get them into Apple in the first place; the last thing we were going to do is lay them off. Steve Jobs

There's a phrase in Buddhism, "Beginner's mind." It's wonderful to have a beginner's mind. Steve Jobs

In the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you. Steve Jobs

Combine science and humanities. Steve Jobs

We're cautious. We'd rather exceed expectations than miss but I think it's going to be a continued difficult economy. Apple is trying a different way to navigate out of this, we're trying to innovate. Steve Jobs

So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet. Steve Jobs

I don't think it's good that we're perceived as different I think it's important we're perceived as MUCH BETTER. If being different is essential to doing that, then we have to do that, but if we could be much better without being different, that'd be fine with me. I want to be much better! I don't care about being different, but we'll have to be different in some ways to be much better. Steve Jobs

You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. Steve Jobs

Was George Orwell right about 1984? Steve Jobs

We're gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make me too products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it's always the next dream. Steve Jobs

My opinion is that the only two computer companies that are software-driven are Apple and NeXT, and I wonder about Apple. Steve Jobs

The products suck! There's no sex in them anymore! Steve Jobs

You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog shit for frosting. Steve Jobs

Because I'm the CEO, and I think it can be done. Steve Jobs

We intend to release Leopard at the end of 2006 or early 2007, right around the time when Microsoft is expected to release Longhorn. Steve Jobs

The creative industries tend to dismiss technology as just something to buy and not understand how hard it is and how creative it can be as well. Steve Jobs

Stealing things is everybody's problem. We [Apple Inc.] own a lot of intellectual property, and we don't like when people steal it. So people are stealing stuff and we're optimists. We believe that 80 percent of the people stealing stuff don't want to be; there's just no legal alternative. Steve Jobs

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. 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

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs

Things don't have to change the world to be important. Steve Jobs

Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it's not up to par, it's our fault, plain and simply. Steve Jobs

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. Steve Jobs

Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest. Steve Jobs

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through. Steve Jobs

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now. Steve Jobs

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay. Steve Jobs

I'm very excited about having the Internet in my den. Steve Jobs

And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. Steve Jobs

You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me. Steve Jobs

Now, we are selling over 5 million songs a day now. Isn't that unbelievable? That's 58 songs every second of every minute of every hour of every day. Steve Jobs



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