Focus & Simplicity.
I’ve just finished listening to the Steve Jobs autobiography – it was incredible to learn the life story of the man who’s gadgets and technology I use on a daily bases for both work and entertainment. He’s a true visionary who would stop at nothing to bring his vision to life. I’m awed by his focus, his love of simplicity and his ability to create the future rather than wait for it to arrive.
Steve jobs changed the world for the better and inspired his colleagues to achieve the near impossible. Here’s a collection of my favourite Steve Jobs Quotes:
“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.” – Steve Jobs
“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 what you 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.” - Steve Jobs
“Quality is more important that quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” - Steve Jobs
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” - Steve Jobs
“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.” - Steve Jobs
“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
“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. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” - Steve Jobs
“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” - Steve Jobs
Simplicity, Focus and Discipline while following intuition. - Steve Jobs
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