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Steve Jobs
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Most people do not ever pick up the phone. They never ask, and that is what separates the people that do things from the people that just dream about them. You have to act, and you have to be willing to fail. You have to be willing to crash and burn, because if you are afraid of failing, you will not get very far. Steve Jobs
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Without passion, any rational person would give up! Steve Jobs
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The were good times, there were hard times, but there were never bad times Steve Jobs
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Computers are like a bicycle for our minds Steve Jobs
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You've heard of plug-and-play. This is plug, unplug and play. It's so simple to use, it's unbelievable. Steve Jobs
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We have never worried about numbers. In the market place, Apple is trying to focus the spotlight on products, because products really make a differenceYou can't con people in this business. The products speak for themselves. Steve Jobs
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Great art stretches the taste, it doesn't follow tastes. Steve Jobs
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I sat in a garage and invented the future. 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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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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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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Combine science and humanities. 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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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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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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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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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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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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If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years. Steve Jobs
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People equated burning CDs with theft. That's not what burning CDs is. Theft is about acquiring the music from the Internet. 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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Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. Steve Jobs
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It isn't the consumers' job to know what they want. Steve Jobs
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I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. Steve Jobs
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If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. Steve Jobs
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The journey is the reward 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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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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if you ask who are the customers of education, the customers of education are the society at large, the employers who hire people, things like that. But ultimately I think the customers are the parents. Not even the students but the parents. The problem that we have in this country is that the customers went away. The customers stopped paying attention to their schools, for the most part. Steve Jobs
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It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. On the importance of loving what you do... Steve Jobs
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Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Do you know a good Steve Jobs quote? Let us know in the comments! Steve Jobs
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When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don't really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it's really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That's sort of the middle, and that's where most people stop... But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the problem - and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works. Steve Jobs
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We don't believe it's possible to protect digital content. What's new is this amazingly efficient distribution system for stolen property called the Internet- and no one's gonna shut down the Internet. And it only takes one stolen copy to be on the Internet. And the way we expressed it to them is: Pick one lock-open every door. It only takes one person to pick a lock. Worst case: Somebody just takes the analog outputs of their CD player and rerecords it- puts it on the Internet. You'll never stop that. So what you have to do is compete with it. 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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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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