Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.
Here are a few of his quotes:
It is hard to think that a $2 billion company with 4,300-plus people couldn’t compete with six people in blue jeans.
Real artists ship – An old saying at Apple Computer, attributed to Steve Jobs, meaning that it is important to actually deliver.
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 aying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success — I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products.
It wasn’t that Microsoft was so brilliant or clever in copying the Mac, it’s that the Mac was a sitting duck for 10 years. That’s Apple’s problem: Their differentiation evaporated.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where
excellence is expected.”