Steve Jobs was born in 1955. His biological parents Jandali and Joanne were struggling financially to support him, he later was adopted by Paul and Clara, a working class couple. He grew up and attended school with his adopted parents in California.
After high school, he joined Reed College in Portland but soon dropped out of it. He then joined a video game company and managed to save some money to visit India where he took up Buddhism and returned home as a Buddhist.
When he got back to the States, he struck a deal with his friend Wozniak to supply him computer components. This is how Apple I came into existence. Slowly they became very popular and Apple Computers was born. He was once fired from his company because of misunderstandings with the board. However, he soon returned as the CEO of Apple. Under his leadership, Apple manufactured popular products like iPhones, iPods and managed to establish themselves as one of the leading companies in the world.
In 2013, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic tumor, and later on had undergone medical procedure which he believed his tumor had been successfully removed. However, on 5th October, 2011, he passed away due to the respiratory arrest as a result of the pancreatic cancer.
Here are the 25 most inspirational quotes by Steve Jobs:
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance.
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
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 ever see it. Yo
Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown 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.
Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.
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
If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.
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.
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.
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.
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
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
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.
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
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.
Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
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 free
Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. That’s true for companies and it’s true for products.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.