Steve Jobs

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Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate and investor who co-founded Apple Inc. with Steve Wozniak. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer era and played a key role in making Apple Inc. one of the most valuable brand worldwide.

Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976, in the garage of Jobs’ parents, and started selling Wozniak’s Apple-I personal computer. Together they got huge success and wealth, just a year later with the launch of Apple-II. The company sold about 2 million units of Apple-II worldwide which is one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers.

Unfortunately, Jobs was forced out of his own company after a long power struggle with the company’s board and CEO in 1985. After that Jobs started a new companies NeXT and Pixar. 12 years later, in 1997, Apple bought NeXT and he returned as the head of the company. It is because of Jobs’ long term vision and strong leadership quality that Apple successfully launched many innovative products like iPod, iPhone, iMac and the iPad. Soon after the launches of new products Apple became a symbol of quality and class. Today Apple is one of the highest valued companies in the world.

Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003. Following a short recovery, Jobs returned to running Apple and spent his following years of life in fighting against the disease. He died on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. Jobs was one in a million kind of personality and will always be remembered as a true revolutionary leader.

Steve Jobs Quotes

Focusing is about saying No
Focusing is about saying No.
The journey is the reward.
The journey is the reward.
It’s impossible to fail if you learn from your mistakes. Don’t give up.
It’s impossible to fail if you learn from your mistakes. Don’t give up.
If you leave your life like every day is the last, One day you are gonna be right.
If you leave your life like every day is the last, One day you are gonna be right.
Great things in business are never done by one person...
Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.
Life goes on and you learn from it.
Life goes on and you learn from it.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die...
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.
If you want it, you can fly, you just have to trust you a lot.
If you want it, you can fly, you just have to trust you a lot.
You have to have a lot of passion for what you do
You have to have a lot of passion for what you do… because if you don’t, any rational person would give up.
And you can change it, you can influence it.
And you can change it, you can influence it.
The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do.
The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do.
Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.
Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.
We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.
We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.
Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.
Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right....
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
If today were the last of your life, would you do what you were going to do today?
If today were the last of your life, would you do what you were going to do today?
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me....
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 someone walks out of your Life, it gives someone you need a chance to walk in.
If someone walks out of your Life, it gives someone you need a chance to walk in.
You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
The most precious thing that we all have with us is time.
The most precious thing that we all have with us is time.
It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the Solution.
If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the Solution.
If I try my best and fail well, I have tried my best.
If I try my best and fail well, I have tried my best.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
Pursue your dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks.
Pursue your dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.
Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.
Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards...
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.
I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.
I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people...
The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.
Creativity is just connecting things.
Creativity is just connecting things.
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
Be a yardstick of quality
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Love yourself and what you do – the only key to success.
Love yourself and what you do – the only key to success.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.
If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.