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Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Don't let the voice of other people's opinion drown your inner voice. Steve Jobs
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If we don't cannibalize ourselves, someone else will. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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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
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Do' let the noise of others" opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs
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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
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Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. Steve Jobs
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Was George Orwell right about 1984? Steve Jobs
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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
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My opinion is that the only two computer companies that are software-driven are Apple and NeXT, and I wonder about Apple. Steve Jobs
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The products suck! There's no sex in them anymore! Steve Jobs
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You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog shit for frosting. Steve Jobs
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Because I'm the CEO, and I think it can be done. Steve Jobs
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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
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Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Once IBM gains control of a market sector, they almost always stop innovation. They prevent innovation from happening. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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Combine science and humanities. Steve Jobs
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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
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Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs
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The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment. Steve Jobs
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And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here. Steve Jobs
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To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. Steve Jobs
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These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that. Steve Jobs
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I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together. Steve Jobs
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Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh. Steve Jobs
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Who wants a stylus. You have to get em and put em away, and you lose em. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus. Steve Jobs
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It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor. Steve Jobs
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We've demonstrated a strong track record of being very disciplined with the use of our cash. We don't let it burn a hole in our pocket, we don't allow it to motivate us to do stupid acquisitions. And so I think that we'd like to continue to keep our powder dry, because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future. Steve Jobs
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The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They're just like dead fish washing up on the shores. Steve Jobs
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I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computer and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together. Steve Jobs
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No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. Steve Jobs
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Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here? Steve Jobs
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You know we're constantly taking. We don't make most of the food we eat, we don't grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we're constantly taking things. It's a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge. Steve Jobs
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Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Steve Jobs
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If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. Steve Jobs
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Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it's this veneer - that the designers are handed this box and told, "Make it look good!" That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs
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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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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers..... Steve Jobs
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Start small, think big. Don't worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow, but the future. Put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs
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The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can. Steve Jobs
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There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very, very beginning. And we always will. 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. That's somewhat understandable, because there are many moments that are filled with despair and agony, when you have to fire people and cancel things and deal with very difficult situations. That's when you find out who you are and what your values are. Steve Jobs
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I mean, some people say, 'Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.' And, you know, I think it wouldn't be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. 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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It's not about pop culture, and it's not about fooling people, and it's not about convincing people that they want something they don't. We figure out what we want. And I think we're pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too. That's what we get paid to do. 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. Steve Jobs
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I don't think of my life as a career. I do stuff. I respond to stuff. That's not a career - it's a life! Steve Jobs
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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. Steve Jobs
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The best way to create value in the 21st century is to connect Creativity with Technology Steve Jobs
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Our job is to read things that are not yet on the page. Steve Jobs
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We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That's how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing. Steve Jobs
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You've got to find what you love. Steve Jobs
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The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off. Steve Jobs
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We don't have a good language to talk about this kind of thing. In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer... But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation. Steve Jobs
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