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Chairman, co-founder and form chief executive of Apple, Steve Jobs is an American inventor and entrepreneur. Jobs was born in San Francisco in 1955 and was adopted at birth.
He grew up in the Californian area known as Silicone Valley and as a child he developed his interest for electronics. He first started working with electronic items in his father’s garage when his adopted father taught him how to take apart and reconstruct them.
Known as a prankster throughout his school life, Jobs ended up dropping out of college but still appeared from time to time to sit in on creative classes. At the age of 21, Jobs started the Apple company with Wozniak and the pair are now credited with revolutionizing the computer industry. In the last few years Jobs has struggled with his health and this led to his resignation as the CEO of Apple on 24th August 2011 when he cited he could “no longer meet the duties and expectations” of the job.
Steve Jobs Quotes – On Apple
“I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.”
“Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?”
“We make the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them”.
“Apple has some tremendous assets, but I believe without some attention, the company could, could, could – I’m searching for the right word – could, could die!”
“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
“We are very careful about what features we add because we can’t take them away.”
“This is not a one-man show. What’s reinvigorating this company is two things: One, there’s a lot of really talented people in this company who listened to the world tell them they were losers for a couple of years, and some of them were on the verge of starting to believe it themselves. But they’re not losers. What they didn’t have was a good set of coaches, a good plan. A good senior management team. But they have that now.”
“I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.”
Steve Jobs Quotes – On Customers
“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”
“It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it too.”
“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
Steve Jobs Quotes – On Other Companies
“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.”
“Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don’t know any better.”
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way. I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
“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 Quotes – On Money
“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.”
“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25. I wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in a year… it’s very character building.”
Steve Jobs Quotes – On Life
“Life is brief, and then you die you know?”
“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 other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why would we be here?”
“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates”.
“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.”
“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. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”