Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was essential to the company’s successes, both in its early days and especially after he was hired back to steer it away from dark waters. The company has been responsible for reshaping various industries, including the computer, music, smartphone and tablet businesses, with Jobs at the helm — and the CEO was always ready to share his opinions on everything having something to do with the company.
Jobs has already been portrayed in two movies, with a third one based on the official Steve Jobs biography in the making. His personality and lifestyle have further been detailed in many reports and books while he was alive but also after his death, revealing the many sides of the CEO. Business Insider has now put together a list of memorable things Apple’s former leader said during his life about Apple’s business.
“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,” Jobs one said, and the quote is still relevant today, as many pundits and analysts keep waiting for Apple to release a major new product each year that would save it from its inevitable – yet highly unlikely – doom.
“I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things,” the exec said at WWDC 1997. He expressed the same idea, that’s part of Apple’s way of doing things later. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles,” he once told Businessweek in the years preceding the iPhone launch. “
Maybe one of his most inspiring quotes comes from the now-famous 2005 commencement speech he gave at Stanford.
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’” Jobs said in front of a crowded audience. “It made an impression on me, and since then, 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.”
The other nine inspirational Jobs quotes, according to Business Insider, can be found by following the source link below.