Today 5th Oct is Steve Job’s first death anniversary, he was always described as a visionary and innovator. He dropped out of college at the age of 21 and started the company Apple with his friend Steve Wozniak.
Steve Jobs became multimillionaire by the age of 25. As life not always run smooth, he was ousted from the company Apple in year 1984. Without wasting much time he began his journey with new company ‘NeXT Computers’. Meanwhile Apple struggled without the Steve Jobs and decided to bring back, by taking over NeXT in 1996. Steve Jobs got back his position as a CEO of Apple in 1997 after that company took the company to unprecedented heights.
On his first death anniversary current Apple CEO ‘Tim’s Cook has given a message
Tim Cook’s message:
A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reﬂect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.
One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.
I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.
We complied the ten best inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs.
1. At an Apple product event for the first Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984: “We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make “me, too” products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.”
2. In Playboy magazine in February 1985: “If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.”
3. At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, May 1997: “I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”
4. Talking about work at the Stanford University’s Commencement address on June 12, 2005: “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.”
5. Talking about him being fired from Apple at the Stanford University’s Commencement Speech 2005: “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.[...] It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
6. Steve Jobs gave an interview in “60 minutes” in 2003 in which he shared that his business model was inspired by The Beatles: “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.”
7. In an interview to BusinesWeek in 1998: “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.”
8. In a statement to The New York Times, 2003: “[Design is] not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
9. On being the richest man in an interview to The Wall Street Journal in 1993 “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.”
10. Talking about Death at the Stanford University commencement speech, June 2005: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”