Steve Jobs

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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈdʒɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs's official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as a "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing." Jobs's countercultural lifestyle and philosophy was a product of th... More

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Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs #Best

Photo of Steve Jobs Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.
Steve Jobs #Best

Photo of Steve Jobs We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.
Steve Jobs #Business

Photo of Steve Jobs I want to put a ding in the universe.
Steve Jobs #Change

Photo of Steve Jobs Things don't have to change the world to be important.
Steve Jobs #Faith #Technology

Photo of Steve Jobs It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.
Steve Jobs #Leadership

Photo of Steve Jobs Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs #Design #Funny

Photo of Steve Jobs 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.
Steve Jobs #Leadership

Photo of Steve Jobs Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs #Life #Money #Time

Photo of Steve Jobs 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 #Money

Photo of Steve Jobs 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.
Steve Jobs #Music

Photo of Steve Jobs It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
Steve Jobs #Technology

Photo of Steve Jobs I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
Steve Jobs #Technology

Photo of Steve Jobs The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
Steve Jobs #Time

Photo of Steve Jobs 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.
Steve Jobs #Faith #Life

Photo of Steve Jobs Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Steve Jobs #Best #Great

Photo of Steve Jobs We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.
Steve Jobs #Best #Change #Death #Life

Photo of Steve Jobs 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 #Money

Photo of Steve Jobs You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me.
Steve Jobs #Amazing

Photo of Steve Jobs We want to reinvent the phone. What's the killer app? The killer app is making calls! It's amazing how hard it is to make calls on most phones. We want to let you use contacts like never before - sync your iPhone with your PC or mac.
Steve Jobs #Future #Inspirational

Photo of Steve Jobs Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
Steve Jobs #Great

Photo of Steve Jobs The reason we wouldn't make a seven-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point, it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.
Steve Jobs #Business

Photo of Steve Jobs 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 #Faith #Good #Technology

Photo of Steve Jobs 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 #Best

Photo of Steve Jobs 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 #Best #Life

Photo of Steve Jobs 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.