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47 Steve Jobs Quotes On Leadership, Apple and The Crazy Ones

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Steve Jobs Quotes On Leadership, Apple and The Crazy Ones

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Steve Jobs, born on February 24, 1955 and adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs, was an extremely intelligent inventor who, with Steve Wozniak, created Apple Computer in 1976. Apple Computer would go on to create revolutionary and legendary products like the iPad, iPhone, Mac Computers, and the iPod. Jobs is inspirational because, at only 21, he and Wozniak started Apple Computer in Jobs’ garage, and from those humble beginnings, went on to revolutionize the computer industry. Jobs also went on to create NeXT, Inc, and purchased what would later become Pixar Animation Studios from George Lucas. After merging Pixar with Disney in 2006, Jobs became Disney’s largest shareholder. Unfortunately, NeXT, Inc. flopped, and Apple bought the company in 1996. Although Apple’s executives previously pushed Jobs out of the company, Jobs’ official return to Apple as CEO in 1997 got Apple back on the track to success, as they had been failing without him. Steve Jobs was and is inspirational, because despite the hardships he faced: creating a company only to be shut out of it, seeing his early inventions fail, seeing NeXT, Inc. flop, and even dealing with pancreatic cancer, he worked hard to overcome his obstacles rather than admitting defeat and quitting. He fought pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade before his death in 2011, but he didn’t step down from his CEO position at Apple until two months before his death – he kept working until he couldn’t work any longer.

 

Steve Jobs Quotes On Leadership, Apple and The Crazy Ones

 

1.) 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? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

2.) That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. – Steve Jobs

3.) Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown 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. – Steve Jobs

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4.) I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next – Steve Jobs

 

5.) Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. – Steve Jobs

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6.) Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs

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7.) Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs

 

8.) When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through. – Steve Jobs

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9.) Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. – Steve Jobs

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10.) My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people – Steve Jobs

 

11.) The only way to do great work is to love what you do.. – Steve Jobs

12.) You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down… – Steve Jobs

 

13.) Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.. – Steve Jobs

 

14.) When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back… – Steve Jobs

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15.) Get your thinking clean to make it simple… – Steve Jobs

 

16.) Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose… – Steve Jobs

 

17.) Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent… – Steve Jobs

18.) Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works… – Steve Jobs

 

19.) Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… – Steve Jobs

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20.) Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. – Steve Jobs

 

21.) If today was the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today? – Steve Jobs

 

 

22.) The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you’ve found it. – Steve Jobs

 

23.) I want to put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs

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24.) I’m the only person I know who’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…it’s very character building. – Steve Jobs

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25.) Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world. – Steve Jobs

 

26.) Remembering 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’s no reason not to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs

27.) Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules…You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that do. – Steve Jobs

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28.) I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs

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29.) My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. – Steve Jobs

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30.) Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

 

31.) Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.” – Steve Jobs

 

32.) Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. – Steve Jobs

33.) 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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34.) For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. – Steve Jobs

 

35.) Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future – Steve Jobs

 

36.) You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. – Steve Jobs

37.) 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

 

38.) Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs

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39.) 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. – Steve Jobs

 

40.) 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. – Steve Jobs

41.) 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. – Steve Jobs

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42.) Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right. – Steve Jobs

 

43.) Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – Steve Jobs

 

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

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45.) Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. – Steve Jobs

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46.) I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed. – Steve Jobs

 

47.) 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

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