10 QUOTES OF INNOVATION FROM STEVE JOB’S REMARKABLE LIFE STORY
America’s no.1 Wall Street listed company ever, Apple pays tribute to a remarkable American’s life, a year after he left us.
The New Zealand Herald has the news about the legacy of entrepreneur extraordinaire - Mr Steve Jobs.
What I appeciate about his life story is that Job’s life was one of mentoring and adoption; his star template as a American story, still ongoing in the USA today. His products have been adopted the world over. What a story!
Ten Quotes Steve Job:
On backing vision: We’d rather back our vision than make “me, too” products.
On moving forward if a creative: “If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.”
On being aware of his products special properties: “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.” (film “Memory & Imagination,” 1990)
On satisfaction in a wonderful life: “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.” 1993.
On Philosophy: “I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” (Newsweek, 2001). How cute.
On selective taste: I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
On “don’t lose faith”: “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.[...] It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
On design: Steve once told The New York Times in 2003: “[Design is] not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
On being inspired by achievers across different genres: “My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other’s negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.”–2003, 60 Minutes.
My favorite: Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” (The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. 2001)
[Vintage Steve Jobs Rolling Stone Magazine cover, iPhone Savior. Quotes: NDTV Gadgets & CNN. Strangely, the people I most associate to him are American musicians as Apple products worked with US musicians to really sell Apple worldwide. In memory of Steve's Job's gifts of Love, here's some old school Whitney Houston with Run To You].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
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