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Steve Jobs
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What this means is that people are seeing a stable business, which is good, and a business that is in control, which is also good. Steve Jobs

Real artists ship. Steve Jobs

We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. Steve Jobs

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn. Steve Jobs

Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together. Steve Jobs

An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator... these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is. Steve Jobs

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs

It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people. Steve Jobs

And one more thing. Steve Jobs

So let's not use a stylus. We're going to use the best pointing device in the world. We're going to use a pointing device that we're all born with - born with ten of them. We're going to use our fingers. We're going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic. Steve Jobs

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. Steve Jobs

It's not about charisma and personality, it's about results and products and those very bedrock things that are why people at Apple and outside of Apple are getting more excited about the company and what Apple stands for and what its potential is to contribute to the industry. Steve Jobs

The seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad. Steve Jobs

Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history. Steve Jobs

Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes. Steve Jobs

Don't be afraid, you can do it. Steve Jobs

Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you're doing. Picasso had a saying: good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas, and I think 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

We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we've chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing. Some of the team could be playing golf. They could be running other companies. And we've all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. And we think it is. Steve Jobs

Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds. Steve Jobs

The thing that drives me and my colleagues at both Apple and Pixar is that you see something very compelling to you, and you don't quite know how to get to it, but you know, sometimes intuitively, it's within your grasp. And it's worth putting in years of your life to make it come into existence. Steve Jobs

Bill Gates'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger. Steve Jobs

Click. Boom. Amazing! Steve Jobs

You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can't say any more than that it's the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me. Steve Jobs

I'm sure a lot of you had this experience when you're changing. You're growing as a person and people tend to treat you like you were 18 months ago, and it's really frustrating sometimes when you're growing up and you're more capable. It's the same thing with a company and the press. The press is going to have a lag time. The best thing we can do about the press is embrace them and do the best thing we can to educate them about our strategy. But to keep our eye on the prize, that is turning out some great products. the press and the stock prize will take care of themselves. Steve Jobs

I would rather gamble on our vision than make a 'me, too' product. Steve Jobs

It's the disease of thinking that a having a great idea is really 90% of the work. And if you just tell people, 'here's this great idea,' then of course they can go off and make it happen. The problem with that is that there's a tremendous amount of craftsmanship between a having a great idea and having a great product. Steve Jobs

It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs

One way to drive fear out of a relationship is to realize that your partner's values are the same as yours, that what you care about is exactly what they care about. In my opinion, that drives fear out and makes for a great partnership, whether it's a corporate partnership or a marriage. Steve Jobs

The tragedy is that Dell didn't win it - we lost it. Steve Jobs

Marketing is about values. It's a complicated and noisy world, and we're not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear about what we want them to know about us. Steve Jobs

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work Steve Jobs

Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. Steve Jobs

I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this. Steve Jobs

I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it. Steve Jobs

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything you call life was made up by people no smarter than you. Steve Jobs

iMac is next year's computer for $1,299, not last year's computer for $999. Steve Jobs

There are sneakers that cost more than an iPod. Steve Jobs

The iPod is not a new category. Music is not new. It's not a speculative market. It's a very, very large market. It's been around for thousands of years and will be around as long as humans exist. Steve Jobs

My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. Steve Jobs

Whenever you do any one thing intensely over a period of time you have to give up other lives you could be living. You have to have a real single-minded kind of tunnel vision if you want to get anything significant accomplished. Especially if the desire is not to be a businessman, but to be a creative person. Steve Jobs

You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology - not the other way around. Steve Jobs

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers..... Steve Jobs

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

You are all over the map, figure out the top 5 things you want to focus on and get rid of the rest. Steve Jobs

If you keep your eye on the profit, you're going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow. Steve Jobs

It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing. Steve Jobs

There's a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat. That's crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they"re doing, you say "wow," and soon you're cooking up all sorts of ideas. Steve Jobs

A-plus players like to work together and they don't like it if you tolerate B work Steve Jobs

We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them. Steve Jobs

A brand is simply trust. Steve Jobs

The problem with the Internet startup craze is' that too many people are starting companies; it's that too many people are' sticking with it. Steve Jobs

Focusing is all about saying no Steve Jobs

Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down and things may be different tomorrow but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve Jobs

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. 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

The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying Yes. No. Focusing is about saying No. And when you say No, you piss off people. Steve Jobs

It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. Steve Jobs

We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on. Steve Jobs

No one wants to die. Even people who wanna go to heaven don't wanna die to get there. Steve Jobs

It's understandable that the music companies that are comprised of people that are successful by making good creative decisions - they have to decide which out of fifty artists is the next hot one, with no data to go from. It's an intuitive process, and that's what they do well when they're successful. They don't understand technology. Steve Jobs

Whatever you do, you must never let the voice in your head control the brain in your heart. Steve Jobs

You know, you keep on innovating, you keep on making better stuff. And if you always want the latest and greatest, then you have to buy a new iPod at least once a year. Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

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

When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. Steve Jobs

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. Steve Jobs

I think right now it's a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle. Steve Jobs

Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor. Steve Jobs



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