Here are some of my Favorite quotations by Steve Jobs. I wrote under them my thoughts.
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.
This is from the Apple Think different advertising campaign. I think it’s a very true saying. This is a very inspirational commercial. Most ads are never inspirational, this one is different.
This is a never before aired version of that commercial narrated by Steve Jobs. The one that aired was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. I like the one narrated by Steve Jobs better.
Stanford Commencement Address
Trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
I agree with him on this. I belive there is Destiny or fate what ever you wanna call it. I think one thing leads to another. So I think it will lead somewhere great.
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.
He’s right. A lot of people I know, even family aren’t happy with what they do. They can’t wait to retire. Steve worked at Apple till he died. I think if I start a great company that I will love and enjoy I would want to be apart of it till I die.
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.
Now that Steve is gone. We learnt from him. Its our young generation turn to do something awesome. What will we do?
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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Don’t waste your time. Go do what you want to do. Find what you like. Be enthusiastic about what ever you do.
Stay hungry, stay foolish.
I think If you’re hungry and have nothing to lose, go fill your hungry. I don’t have millions of dollars or anything to lose yet. I could die tomorrow, no one would really care other than maybe close family. So I should go get what ever I want, risk everything. Live life.
Here are some quotes you should think about when your designing a product and/or doing a startup
Real artists ship
I agree with this one. Ship out something good and iterate on it to make it even better.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
I always thought about design as being the way things look. But now I also think about how it feels and how it works. It seems like design is everything.
We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.
I do love interfaces by Apple… And i have licked them before. You can use your tongue as a finger on the iDevices. So when your designing something, design an interface your users will fall in love with.
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. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.
I agree. Think about every aspect of your product. From the back to front. Think about the front end and the code. Most people won’t see the code for your product, but you and your team will. Make it something worth looking at.
We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.
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.
I think when you build products. Build them for your self. Don’t think much about every customer and use case. Build what you want to use. Then after, expand on it after you show it to others and get feedback.
We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn’t forced to be the systems integrator.
I think he’s right. From my understanding of Android you have all these different devices. different specs, screen sizes, etc. Makes more work for the developers. So when you’re creating a product try to make it all integrate together for both the end-user and developer. I’m kinda thinking to make end users happy, you have to make developers happy first. As developers will create awesome apps your end users will want to buy your device to use.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
I guess this means not everything is going to change the world and reach everyone. If it makes just a few people happy, you know you’re doing good. Might not be good for business if your product doesn’t each a lot…
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.
If you’re doing great and keep creating great products people want you can continue to go to work doing what you love.
An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! This is one device… and we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.
Who wants a stylus. You have to get em and put em away, and you lose em. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus.
He really go people excited about the iPhone!
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
He said this to John Sculley when he was Pepsi CEO to convince him to become CEO of Apple. Well it worked… He did become CEO of Apple. Then Steve basically got fired from the company he founded, started NeXT and then came back to Apple when NeXT got bought by Apple.
Work from NeXT is still in OS X today. For example you have NSLog which NS stands for NeXTStep(The operating system developed by NeXT).
Just because we’re competing with someone doesn’t mean we have to be rude.
His answer when being asked if Apple plans to remove Google from the iPhone. I think you can be competitors but still work together on things.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I’m pretty much sure he did put a huge dent in the universe. I wonder if most of us can…