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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great engineers are a huge multiplier. Steve Jobs
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Companies must have a noble cause, and it's the leaders job to transform that noble cause into such an inspiring vision, that it will attract the most talented people in the world to want to join it. Steve Jobs
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If Macintosh hadn't been successful, then I should have just thrown in the towel, because my vision of the whole industry would have been totally wrong. Steve Jobs
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Music companies are not technology companies any more than technology companies are music companies. They're really different from each other. 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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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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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 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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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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Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don't know any better. Steve Jobs
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Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Steve Jobs
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Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat Steve Jobs
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Sometimes life hits you like a brick in the face. Don't give up. Steve Jobs
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By honoring the lives of those we admire, we make our own values known. Steve Jobs
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Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. Steve Jobs
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Innovation means saying 'no' to a thousand things. Steve Jobs
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Every good product I've ever seen is because a group of people cared deeply about making something wonderful that they and their friends wanted. They wanted to use it themselves. Steve Jobs
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We live in an information economy. The problem is that information's usually impossible to get, at least in the right place, at the right time. Steve Jobs
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We think that computers are the most remarkable tools that humankind has ever come up with, and we think that people are basically tool users. So if we can just get lots of computers to lots of people, it will make some qualitative difference to the world. Steve Jobs
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The day I was born songs were on records, phones were tied down, computers needed rooms and the web was fiction. Change the world. You can. Steve Jobs
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That's what makes great products. It's not process-it's content. Steve Jobs
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