On Wednesday 5th October, one of the best CEO’s the world has ever seen died at the age of 56, shocking the whole world. He died after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. The news of his death was on the front page of many newspapers around the world and condolences were issued by many influential people like Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and many other people.
Steve Jobs is the person who is responsible for turning the computer, music and mobile industry upside down with some amazing products like iPod, Mac and the iPhone. He is the one who is responsible for changing the fortunes of Apple and making it a money minting machine which is showing no signs of slowing down. Here is a collection of some of the famous Steve Jobs quotes and videos.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
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. That’s what we get paid to do.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
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.
The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. 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. 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
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, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.
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.
If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.
I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.
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 own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.