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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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Some people can do one thing magnificently, like Michelangelo, and others make things like semiconductors or build 747 airplanes - that type of work requires legions of people. In order to do things well, that can't be done by one person, you must find extraordinary people. Steve Jobs
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LSD...reinforc ed my sense of what was important-creat ing 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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If we don't cannibalize ourselves, someone else will. 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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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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The customer is the final inspector. 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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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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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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I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger. 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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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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Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It's very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career.... Apple's been very fortunate in that it's introduced a few of these. Steve Jobs
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Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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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Apple's goal isn't to make money. Our goal is to design and develop and bring to market good products.... We trust as a consequence of that, people will like them, and as another consequence, we'll make some money. But we're really clear about what our goals are. Steve Jobs
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Be honest with yourself and with people always do everything on time. Never give up, go to your goals, even if all the bad. In this life, all really, you only need to do. The more I talk to people, the more I am convinced that in general they have one goal - to become the richest dead in the cemetery. Steve Jobs
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I've got to tell you, the Internet is a place you go when you want to turn your brain on, and television is a place you go when you want to turn your brain off. I'm not at all convinced that the twain will meet. Steve Jobs
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Design isn't just how it looks. It's how it works. Steve Jobs
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Great engineers are a huge multiplier. 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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The good music companies do an amazing thing. They have people who can pick the person that's gonna be successful out of 5,000 candidates. And there's not enough information to do that - it's an intuitive process. 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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What we're doing here will send a giant ripple through the universe. Steve Jobs
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The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive. Steve Jobs
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I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.... Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you're not going to survive. You're going to give it up. So you've got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you're passionate about; otherwise, you're not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. Steve Jobs
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Pixar is seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. Steve Jobs
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Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. Steve Jobs
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Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. Steve Jobs
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Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. Steve Jobs
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The system is that there is no system. That doesn't mean we don't have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that's not what it's about. Process makes you more efficient ... But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. It's ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea. 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. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Steve Jobs
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Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me. Steve Jobs
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I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals. Steve Jobs
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But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. Steve Jobs
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The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they don't understand the software parts of it. And so you really can't make the products that you can make at Apple anywhere else right now. Apple's the only company that has everything under one roof. Steve Jobs
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The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone. 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 and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Steve Jobs
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It's not the tools that you have faith in - tools are just tools. They work, or they don't work. It's people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I'm still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long. Steve Jobs
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First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, we're going to bring multi-touch to the market. And each of these revolutionary interfaces has made possible a revolutionary product - the Mac, the iPod and now the iPhone. Steve Jobs
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The design of the Mac wasn't what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it's all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Steve Jobs
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I get asked a lot why Apple's customers are so loyal. It's not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That's ridiculous. Steve Jobs
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You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent. Steve Jobs
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We want to reinvent the phone. What's the killer app? The killer app is making calls! It's amazing how hard it is to make calls on most phones. We want to let you use contacts like never before - sync your iPhone with your PC or mac. Steve Jobs
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If it could save a person's life, could you find a way to save ten seconds off the boot time? If there were five million people using the Mac, and it took ten seconds extra to turn it on every day, that added up to three hundred million or so hours per year people would save, which was the equivalent of at least one hundred lifetimes saved per year. 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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Again, 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
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Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves 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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Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world. Steve Jobs
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions. [...] It's not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of complexity. To be truly simple, you have to go really deep. [...] You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. Steve Jobs
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I'm one of those people that think Thomas Edison and the light bulb changed the world more than Karl Marx ever did. Steve Jobs
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Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people. Steve Jobs
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You need to have a collaborative hiring process. Steve Jobs
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The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament. Steve Jobs
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No one is going to buy a big phone. Steve Jobs
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It gave a tremendous level of self-confidence, that through exploration and learning one could understand seemingly very complex things in one's environment. Steve Jobs
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I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than ... intellectual, abstract understanding. Steve Jobs
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I know you have 1000 great ideas for things that iTunes could do. And we have 1000 more. But innovation is not about saying "yes" to everything. It's about saying "no" to all but the most crucial features. Steve Jobs
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Nobody has tried to swallow us since I've been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste. Steve Jobs
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There's a lot of symbolism to your return. Is that going to be enough to reinvigorate the company with a sense of magic? Steve Jobs
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