Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs quotes are known to challenge the competition on many occasions. Quite a few of them make reference to Microsoft. Those who are into technology and seeking business principals to help them make it to the top will find these quotes quite interesting. Jobs is known for taking Apple to great heights with many technological break throughs that produced some fine products through the latter years of his life. Being at the top had it challenges and there was this love hate relationship between Bill Gates and himself.

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Steve Jobs was a great innovator when it comes to advancing technology. He was the CEO and co founder of Apple and rose to the challenge when Samsung pressed hard to replace them as the better brand on the market. He however stood firm to keep Apple as the product most individuals wanted to buy. He launched the iPad, iPod and iPhone, three products that help change the world of technology especially when it came to hand held devices. Steve Jobs helped Mark Zuckerberg take Facebook to what it is today by giving him some advice. You can see what such a mastermind had to say in many of his quotes below.

Best Steve Jobs Quotes

“There’s lots of ways to be as a person. And some people express their deep appreciation in different ways. But one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there. And you never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell yours, but somehow, in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something is transmitted there. And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation. So we need to be true to who we are, and remember what’s really important to us.”
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“Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus’ success in the spreadsheet – basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.”
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“Their products have no spirit of enlightenment about them, they are very pedestrian. The sad part is that customers don’t have a lot of that spirit either, but the way that we’re going to ratchet up our species is to take the best and to spread it around everybody so that everybody grows up with better things and starts to understand the subtlety of these better things.”
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“I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”
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“The older I get, the more I see how much motivations matter. The Zune was crappy because the people at Microsoft don’t really love music or art the way we do. We won because we personally love music.”
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“I am saddened, not by Microsoft success, I have no problem with their success, they’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products.”
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“They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
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“If they are working in an environment where excellence is expected, then they will do excellent work without anything but self-motivation. I’m talking about an environment in which excellence is noticed and respected and is in the culture. If you have that, you don’t have to tell people to do excellent work. They understand it from their surroundings.”
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“I have to tell you there’s some stuff in our industry that we wouldn’t be proud to ship, that we wouldn’t be proud to recommend to our family and friends. And we can’t do it, we just can’t ship junk.”
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“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves.”
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“We had a fundamental belief that doing it right the first time was going to be easier than having to go back and fix it. And I cannot say strongly enough that the repercussions of that attitude are staggering. I’ve seen them again and again throughout my business life.”
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“We’re not going to be the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best.”
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“Apple is a $30 billion company, yet we’ve got less than 30 major products. I don’t know if that’s ever been done before. Certainly the great consumer electronics companies of the past had thousands of products. We tend to focus much more. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”
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“What I found when I got here was a zillion and one products. It was amazing. And I started to ask people, now why would I recommend a 3400 over a 4400? When should somebody jump up to a 6500, but not a 7300? And after three weeks, I couldn’t figure this out. If I couldn’t figure this out… how could our customers figure this out?”
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“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.”
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“We believe that customers are smart and want objects which are well thought through.”
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“Look at the design of a lot of consumer products – they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried to make something much more holistic and simple.”
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“The way we’re running the company, the product design, the advertising, it all comes down to this: Let’s make it simple. Really simple.”
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“I end up not buying a lot of things, because I find them ridiculous.”
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“Well, my favorite things in life are books, sushi and… My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. As it is, I pay a price by not having much of a personal life. I don’t have the time to pursue love affairs or to tour small towns in Italy and sit in cafés and eat tomato-and-mozzarella salad.”
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“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money.”
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“We try to focus and do very few things well. And focusing is hard because focusing doesn’t mean saying yes, it means saying no. So we decide not to do a lot of things so we can focus on a handful of things and do them well.”
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“Simple can be harder than complex: 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.”
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“Just get rid of the crappy stuff and focus on the good stuff.”
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