Praise for Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve

I know its been a whle since he’s died, but i think that we will always remember him and this is a contribution to him!

Jack Leonard “Thermo-Apps”

As you’ve no doubt heard through various sources—and for many of you, through the very products that he created—Apple founder and all-around technology visionary Steve Jobs has died. According to a statement to his family, Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” finally succumbing to a long battle with pancreatic cancer that forced him to undergo a liver transplant in 2009. He was 56, and one of the most powerful men of our lifetime.

That encapsulating Steve Jobs’ impact on the world into just a few paragraphs is pretty much impossible is a testament to just how great and far-reaching that impact was. More than just a designer of personal computers, Jobs was in many ways a designer of modern life. His belief that technology should above all be user-friendly forever changed the methods in which we work, communicate, enjoy our entertainment, and even create our own innovations.

In fact, through his company’s inventions, Jobs redefined the way most of us spend the majority of our waking hours—and if all this sounds like an overstatement or hyperbole, consider the way you’re reading this webpage, or the device you’re accessing it on, or the way the news of Jobs’ death reached you, or the way you’ll share it with someone else. Odds are, all of those things were influenced or even outright shaped by Steve Jobs. And with apologies to those who flinch at sweeping statements, or dislike the conferring of mythic proportions on the mortal, our world would look dramatically different were it not for Jobs’ contributions, or the efforts of his competitors trying (and so often failing) to match them.

Of course, that sort of incredible power can corrupt, and certainly there are detractors who will balk at these kinds of sentiments, many of them the same people who have long accused Apple of creating a cult-like devotion, with Jobs as its self-appointed messiah. And definitely, Jobs was a bit grandiose, frequently speaking of his desire to “change the world” or make “a dent in the universe,” ever since the days when he was just a hotshot hippie kid building circuit boards in his parents’ garage. And yes, over the years, his rallying cry of engendering a “revolution” that would overthrow the technological monopoly of IBM and the like—as encapsulated in Apple’s famous “1984” ad—started to sound slightly ironic, as with each passing day Apple began to seem like the dominant empire, with Jobs even cutting a benevolent yet slightly Bond villain-ish figure in his never-changing black turtleneck.

“Even though I’ve never met him, i have always praised I’m and looked up to him as one of the createst business people and innovator of all time!, I felt a deep personal connection to him and his work that transcends the rational. When I heard the news today, I felt physically ill and terribly sad for his wife and children. I will always be grateful to him and the teams he led that brought us the Mac, the iPod, the iPad, Pixar, iTunes … Quite simply he is my hero.” Jack Leonard C.E.O of Thermo-Apps

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Quotes from steve jobs

Dear All,
I think these quotes are very inspirational, and help us all to be a lot more like steve jobs,
(I would also like to thank everyone on the 500 views my site got yesterday!! :),
Jack Leonard


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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.
Steve Jobs

A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
Steve Jobs

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.
Steve Jobs

And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
Steve Jobs

And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.
Steve Jobs

And one more thing.
Steve Jobs

Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Steve Jobs

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs

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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

Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Steve Jobs

But Apple really beats to a different drummer. I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business.
Steve Jobs

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
Steve Jobs

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Steve Jobs

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Steve Jobs

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.
Steve Jobs

Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.
Steve Jobs