On the 24th February, Steve Jobs would’ve turned 57. He has inspired many of us with his charisma and enormous contribution to the technology world. Please join us in our effort to show him our support and gratitude. Thanks Steve, You taught us to LIVE before we die!
Today, we will be putting up some things said and done by Steve Jobs that may want you to WAIT.THINK.MOVE from your daily chorus and look at the big picture of life.
Ever dreamt of changing the world, well here is the inspiration
We has written an Article about Things you didn’t know about Steve Jobs also about his Car, a Mercedes with a Number Plate and one of the best motivational Speech ever, the Stanford Commencement Ceremony, here you go
Here is to the Crazy Ones
Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs on Entrepreneurship
“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”
“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 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.”
“A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s 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.”
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
“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.”
Steve Jobs on Design
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. 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.”
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
“The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!” [on Apple products]
Steve Jobs on Company Building
“The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
“When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else. (this actually reiterates my oft-repeated mantra of “ubiquitous evangelism” in companies)”
“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.”
“It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too. That’s what we get paid to do.”
Steve Jobs on Execution
“It takes these very simple-minded instructions—‘Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number’––but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.”
“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”
“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.”
“You can’t 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.”
“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
Steve Jobs on Death
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life”
“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Some of the Facts you didn’t know about Steve Jobs
- Apple didn’t have two founders. It had three. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
- Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive share the same middle name: “Paul.”
- Before working at Apple, Jonathan Ive worked for a company called Tangerine.
- The original Apple 1 computer sold for $666.66.
- The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (the cube) is said to be one of the most photographed landmarks in the world.
- Nine U.S. states don’t have Apple stores: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
- Before co-founding Apple, Steve Jobs worked for Atari.
- Jonathan Ive has worn the same shirt in every Apple product intro video since 2000.
- Steve Jobs is a Buddhist.
- Steve Jobs’ birth father was a Syrian Muslim, Abdulfattah Jandali.
- Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak when Jobs was 16 and Wozniak 21.
- Steve Jobs bought Pixar from George Lucas for $10 million and sold it to Disney for $7.6 billion.
- Steve Jobs has four children: one son and three daughters.
- Jonathan Ive has twins.
- Steve Jobs originally denied he was the father of his first child, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
- Steve Jobs sold his apartment in New York City to U2 frontman Bono.
- In 1998 Steve Jobs let Bill Clinton use his mansion in Woodside, California.
- Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009.
- Apple was established on April Fools Day.
- Apple has more than 35,000 employees worldwide.
- Apple once disposed of 2,700 unsold Lisas in a Utah landfill. The computer originally sold at $10,000 each.
- Only 30-50 of the original Apple 1 computers still exist, with originals selling for up to $50,000.
- Apple’s original logo in 1976 featured Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.
- Apple’s current logo was designed by Rob Janoff.
- First slogan: “Byte into an Apple.”
- Apple was the first company to introduce the mouse and the trackpad.
- After being kicked out of Apple, Steve Jobs started an unsuccessful company called NeXT.
- In 2001, Apple’s stock price was less than $8 per share. In April 2010 the price reached $272.
- In January 2007, Apple Inc. dropped “Computer” from its corporate name.
- Apple.com is in the top 50 websites visited worldwide and in the top 30 visited in the United States.
- Apple wasn’t started in a garage, it was started in a bedroom at 11161 Crist Drive in Los Altos.
- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak both worked together as summer employees at Hewlett-Packard.
- The longest-lived Apple computer of all time was the Apple IIe, which was on sale for nearly 11 years.
- Apple didn’t sell a Windows-compatible iPod until nine months after the iPod was introduced.
- The time shown on all of the devices in pictures on Apple’s website is the same (9:41 a.m. for iOS devices and 10:50 a.m. for Macs). The time is coordinated with when the pictures will be shown during Steve Jobs’ keynote address.
- Apple once created a stand-alone game console called the Pippin.
- The famous 1984 Macintosh ad was directed by Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Gladiator.
- Apple created the Dogcow in 1983. The sound she makes is “Moof!”
- Steve Jobs’ largest parody Twitter account is @ceostevejobs.
- Steve Jobs pays himself an annual salary of $1.
- Steve Jobs’ annual income from Disney shares is $48 million.
- Despite being one of the biggest companies in the world, Apple’s current board of directors (at six) is among the smallest in the Fortune 500.
- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is on Apple’s board of directors.
- Steve Jobs was a college drop out.
- Steve Jobs was awarded the National Medal of Technology from Ronald Reagan.
- Steve Jobs commonly dons a black long-sleeved mock-turtleneck made by St. Croix, Levi’s 501 blue jeans (he owns more than 100), and New Balance 992 sneakers.
- In 2008, Bloomberg accidentally published a 2,500 word obituary of Steve Jobs in its news service, leaving blank spaces for his age and cause of death.
- Steve Jobs traveled to India looking for enlightenment in 1974.
- Steve Jobs is dyslexic.
- Steve Jobs said he let snakes loose in his third grade classroom and “exploded bombs.”
- While Steve Jobs worked at Atari, he was moved to the night shift because he had poor personal hygiene and smelled bad.
- Steve Jobs and his wife are strict vegans.
- Apples are Steve Jobs’ favorite food.
- Steve jobs convinced the president of PepsiCo to work for Apple.
- During the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs used the phone to call Starbucks and order 4,000 lattes to go.
- Steve Jobs has big feet, at size 14.
- Steve Jobs often parks in Handicap spaces at Apple headquarters.
- Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, is a novelist.
- Apple is now a $300+ billion company.
- Apple sells 91 percent of $1,000+ PCs.
- Apple’s idea for the graphical user interface actually came from Xerox.
- John Hodgman, the PC in the “I’m a Mac” commercials, uses a Mac.
- Apple has been in the retail store business since 2001.
- Apple has had six CEOs: Michael Scott, A.C. “Mike” Markkula, John Sculley, Michael Spindler, Gil Amelio and Steve Jobs.
- Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of marketing, began but didn’t complete a Ph.D. in English.
- Steve Jobs was portrayed by Noah Wyle in the film “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”
- Macs last an average of six years. PCs last an average of four years.
- The average PC owner spends 50 hours a year troubleshooting. The average Mac owner spends 5 hours a year.
- Teachers and students using Macs are found to be 44% more productive.
- When it was first released Steve Jobs gave every Apple employee a free iPhone.
- Apple began work on a touch-screen tablet before work began on the iPhone. The iPad wasn’t released until three years after the iPhone, however.
- The iPod’s codename was “Dulcimer.”
- Gonzo, Jedi, Malibu, Peter Pan, Rosebud, and Yikes! have all been codenames for Macs.
- The signatures of the Macintosh hardware team were originally engraved inside the computer’s case.
- Steve Jobs originally considered “Macintosh” to be a code name and wanted to rename the project.
- Time Magazine considered naming Steve Jobs “Man of the Year” in 1982, even sending a reporter for interviews multiple times, but instead, the magazine named “the computer” the machine of the year.
- Susan Kare once created a computer icon of Steve Jobs while she worked on the Macintosh team.
- Anya Major, a discus thrower, threw the sledgehammer at the screen in the famous 1984 commercial.
- The 1984 ad was originally proposed to be used as a print advertisement in the Wall Street Journal to promote the Apple II.
- Apple’s Board of Directors hated the 1984 commercial when they saw it but decided to take the risk anyway.
- The very first image shown on the Macintosh was of Disney character Scrooge McDuck.
- In 2010 Apple’s market cap exceeded Microsoft for the first time since 1989.
- Apple’s online store began on November 10, 1997.
- The first Apple retail stores opened in Virginia and California.
- Apple’s Cupertino campus has six buildings that total 850,000 square feet and was built in 1993.
- Steve Jobs’ birthday is February 24, 1955.
- When he was growing up, Steve Jobs lived on 45th Avenue in San Francisco.
- In his childhood Steve Jobs swallowed a bottle of ant poison and had to go to the ER.
- While in high school Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak made and sold Blue Boxes to get free calls from public telephone systems.
- In 1972, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak took $3 an hour jobs dressed as “Alice in Wonderland” characters at the Westgate Mall in San Jose.
- At the first Apple Halloween costume party, Steve Jobs dressed up as Jesus Christ.
- When the first IBM PC debuted, Apple took out an ad in the Wall Street Journal with the words “Welcome, IBM. Seriously.”
- In 1982 Steve Jobs made Bill Gates and Microsoft promise never to work on any business software that would use a mouse unless it was for Apple.
- Steve Jobs dated singer Joan Baez.
- Steve Jobs once starred as President Roosevelt in a war-themed 1984 ad parody called 1944, where Macs start a war with IBM computers.
- Paul Rand, the creator of the IBM logo, was hired to create the brand identity and logo for NeXT.
- Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell were married ay the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park on March 18.
- Jonathan Ive’s first piece of work at Apple was the 20th Anniversary Mac.
- Steve Jobs once sold the King of Spain a NeXT computer at a party, even before it was released.
- Steve Jobs once tried to get NASA to let him ride the space shuttle.
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And as Steve Jobs would aways say, Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
The DNetWorks Team