Steve Jobs

"One of the things that I've always found is that you've gotta start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can't start with the technology and try to figure out where you're gonna try to sell it." — Steve Jobs, WWDC, 1997 01:23 PM Jun 13th from web
"Everything I've done in my life has been along pretty much a single vector, and NeXT is just one more point on that same vector. " — Steve Jobs, 1990 09:50 AM Jun 12th from mobile
"This amazing little device can holds a thousand songs, and it goes right in my pocket." — Steve Jobs, 2001 07:13 PM May 3rd from web
"Most people didn't want to learn how to use a computer ; they just wanted to use it." — Steve Jobs, 1990 06:43 PM Apr 21st from web
"To build a great company, you need more than a great product. You have to pay attention to all the different areas and be as aggressive with them as with your product. Otherwise, you'll spend half your time fixing things that break." — Steve Jobs, 1989 07:46 PM Oct 2nd, 2023 from web
"We want a company where really bright people can come and be handed a lot of responsibility early on. If we have an exciting place to work, we can get the best and the brightest to come work here." — Steve Jobs, 1989 04:26 PM Sep 30th, 2023 from web
"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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs 04:57 PM Sep 28th, 2023 from web
"If we hadn't made blues boxes, there wouldn't have been no Apple. Because we wouldn't have not only the confidence that we could build something and make it work, but we also had the sense of magic that we could influence the world." -Steve Jobs, 1994 09:55 PM Sep 27th, 2023 from web
"We're called Microsoft. And our part of Macintosh is five new programs that are bright, intuitive, outgoing, understanding and born to perform." — Microsoft Ad for the Macintosh, MacWorld Magazine, 1987 09:23 PM Sep 26th, 2023 from web
"You’ve got to be a really good talent scout because no matter how smart you are, you need a team of great people. You’ve got to figure out how to size people up fairly quickly, make decisions without knowing people too well" - Steve Jobs, 2007 11:26 PM Sep 24th, 2023 from web
"Why can't we have computers talking to us in English language ? Looking back, five years later, this looks like a trivial observation. But at the time, it was cataclysmic." — Steve Jobs, 1990 11:15 PM Sep 22nd, 2023 from web
"There are lots of examples where not the best product wins. Windows would be one of those, but there are examples where the best product wins. And the iPod is a great example of that." - Steve Jobs, 2004 08:45 PM Sep 20th, 2023 from web
"Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference." - Steve Jobs, 2005 06:29 PM Sep 19th, 2023 from web
"The important thing is to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just gonna live it in - versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it." - Steve Jobs, 1994 09:09 PM Sep 18th, 2023 from web
"I think that people that are able to make a sustained contribution over time, rather than just a peak, are very internally driven." - Steve Jobs, 1991 05:03 PM Sep 17th, 2023 from web
"And sometimes, when we get rid of things, like the floppy disk drive on the original iMac, people call us crazy. Sometimes, you just have the pick the things that look like they're going to be the right horses to ride going forward."- Steve Jobs, 2010 03:50 PM Sep 16th, 2023 from web
"And we finally just said 'Enough is enough. We're tired of these guys trashing over us in the press over this' so we wrote down the reasons why, technically, we didn't choose Flash" — Steve Jobs, D8 conference, 2010 06:05 PM Sep 14th, 2023 from web
"The reality distortion field was a confounding melange of a charismatic rhetorical style, an indomitable will, and an eagerness to bend any fact to fit the purpose at hand." - Andy Hertzfeld, 1981 10:46 PM Sep 13th, 2023 from web
"Some mistakes will be made. Some people will be pissed off. Some people will not know what they're talking about. But it is SO much better that where things were not very long ago. I think we're going to get there." — Steve Jobs, WWDC 1997 02:58 PM Sep 11th, 2023 from web
"In most companies, if you're new and you ask 'why is it done this way?', the answer is 'because that's the way it has always been done'. The contribution of the 'quality thinking' is to approach this way of doing things scientifically." - Steve Jobs, 1991 05:06 PM Sep 10th, 2023 from web

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