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Don't be afraid, you can do it. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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Click. Boom. Amazing! Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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I would rather gamble on our vision than make a 'me, too' product. Steve Jobs
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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
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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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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
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The tragedy is that Dell didn't win it - we lost it. Steve Jobs
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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
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The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work Steve Jobs
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Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. Steve Jobs
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I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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iMac is next year's computer for $1,299, not last year's computer for $999. Steve Jobs
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There are sneakers that cost more than an iPod. Steve Jobs
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I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success - I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products. 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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If you don't have a passion, you'll give up. Steve Jobs
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The roots of apple were to build computers for people, not for corporations. The world doesn't need another dell or compaq. Steve Jobs
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Apple is the only company in the world that has all of that under one roof. We can invent a complete a solution that works - and take responsibility for it. Steve Jobs
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Stealing music is not right, and I can understand people being very upset about their intellectual property being stolen. Steve Jobs
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Our approach is to think of companies not as businesses but as collections of people. We [Apple]want to qualitatively change the way people work. We don't just want to help them do word processing faster or add numbers faster. We want to change the way they can communicate with one another. We're seeing less paper flying around and more quality of communication. Steve Jobs
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Real artists ship. Steve Jobs
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We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. Steve Jobs
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We wanted to more richly experience why we were alive, not just make a better life, and so people went in search of things. The great thing that came from those that time was to realize that there was definitely more to life than the materialism of the late sixties and early sixties. We were going in search of something deeper. Steve Jobs
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When I went to school, it was right after the '60s and before this general wave of practical purposefulness had set in.... The idealistic wind of the '60s was still at our backs, though, and most of the people I know who are my age have that engrained in them forever. Steve Jobs
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When we started off we didn't know how to spell software. Steve Jobs
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When the sales guys run the company, the product guys do not matter so much, and a lot of them just turn off. Steve Jobs
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I'm not worried about the country's long-term future. This country is insanely great. What I'm worried about is that we don't talk enough about solutions. Steve Jobs
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Many companies forget what it means to make great products. After initial success, sales and marketing people take over and the product people eventually make their way out. 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
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It does' 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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Breakthrough is how to distinguish a leader and who followed Steve Jobs
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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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A-plus players like to work together and they don't like it if you tolerate B work Steve Jobs
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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
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It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing. Steve Jobs
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now? Steve Jobs
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But Apple really beats to a different drummer. I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business. Steve Jobs
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I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent. Steve Jobs
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Whatever you do, you must never let the voice in your head control the brain in your heart. Steve Jobs
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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
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There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going. 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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We try to use the talents we do have to express our deep feelings, to show our appreciation of all the contributions that came before us, and to add something to that flow. That's what's driven me. Steve Jobs
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Without death there would be very little progress. 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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The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education because it's not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what has happened. The teachers can't teach and administrators run the place and nobody can be fired. It's terrible. Steve Jobs
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I dropped out of Reed College [Portland, Oregon] after the first six months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out? Steve Jobs
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Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect. Steve Jobs
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The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we've got to risk it too. Steve Jobs
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In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we've chosen to do this, so let's make it great. Steve Jobs
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We've got to make the small things unforgettable. Steve Jobs
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And we've all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. Steve Jobs
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Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower. Steve Jobs
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Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Steve Jobs
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