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Steve Jobs Quotes and Biography

Steve Jobs Biography

  • Full name: Steven Paul Jobs, known as Steve Jobs
  • Born February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California
  • Died October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California
  • Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Under Jobs' guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad.
  • Jobs left Apple in 1985 and returned more than a decade later.
  • He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Steve Jobs quotes

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Random Steve Jobs Quote

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

Steve Jobs Quotes

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

— Steve Jobs

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

— Steve Jobs

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

— Steve Jobs

“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, Fortune Magazine March 2008

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure it’s been done but it’s rough. It’s pretty much an 18-hour day job, seven days a week for a while. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive.”

— Steve Jobs

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

— Steve Jobs

“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

“The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.”

— 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

“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

“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

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

— Steve Jobs

“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. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

— Steve Jobs

“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, 60 Minutes, 2008

“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, Playboy, February 1985

“My self-identity does not revolve around being a businessman, though I recognize that is what I do. I think of myself more as a person who builds neat things. I like building neat things. I like making tools that are useful to people. I like working with very bright people. I like interacting in the world of ideas, though somehow those ideas have to be tied to some physical reality. One of the things I like the most is dropping a new idea on a bunch of incredibly smart and talented people and then letting them work it out themselves. I like all of that very, very much.”

— Steve Jobs

“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, Wired, February, 1996

“I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and… it wasn’t that important – because I never did it for the money.”

— Steve Jobs, “The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires”, PBS, June 1996

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

“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.”

— Steve Jobs

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”

— Steve Jobs

“I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.”

— Steve Jobs

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