I have not been a big purchaser of Apple products, although I do like my iPhone and my iPad. I have not followed the journey of Steve Jobs, but I do find him quite interesting at the moment. Was he as amazing in his living as he is made to be in his death? I would guess that right now all of his greatness is being spotlighted, but I also believe the quotes below came out of different times of Steve’s life when his true colors came through. As I consider his true colors shown in the quotes below, I believe that his creativity and brilliance is truly a picture of who he was.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
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.
“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 job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – All About Steve Jobs
“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.” – Think Different, narrated by Steve Jobs