I came across the movie “Steve Jobs” the other day starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. A movie as brilliant as the man himself, there was one particular dialogue which stood out. Kate Winslet addresses Michael Fassbender(who plays Steve Jobs) and tells him that she likes the fact that Steve Jobs doesn’t care how much money a person makes but what they make.
As co-founder, former chairman and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs was known for his charisma and was an icon for many budding entrepreneurs then and even now.
Apart from that Steve Jobs had some quirky, witty one-liners at the curves life throws at us. We give you a few chosen quotes from the man himself. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
He was also one of those rare persons who had an inquisitive and futuristic mind. It was his vision that made Apple into what it is today. Apart from Apple, building Pixar was also an achievement that has lost value because of the size of Apple. Pixar caused disruption in the animation movie making space and still continues to make some of the best animation movies you see today. Disrupting two very different fields is an achievement not a lot of people can boast of. Maybe Elon Musk is probably the one who has achieved the same in recent times with Tesla and SpaceX.
To impart you with some knowledge of his thought process, here are some of the best quotes by Steve Jobs:
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel guilty because they didn’t really do it. They just saw something and it seemed obvious to them after a while.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Remembering that you’re going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You’re already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the unsuccessful ones is pure perseverance.
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.
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.
I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
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.
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.
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.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
SOMETIMES LIFE HITS YOU IN THE HEAD WITH A BRICK. DON’T LOSE FAITH.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
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