When Steve Jobs died in 2011, he left a void in the world. It was a moment of grief for millions of people around the world. It seldom happens that the whole planet feels a loss together for a person who wasn’t a philanthropist or a human rights activist but an entrepreneur. He was the one and only entrepreneur who created products that were loved. People loved his products and more than that he made the world believe that apple was much more than a company: It was a step into the modern world; a product of different thinking.
The adopted son of a Mountain View, Calf., machinist, Steve Jobs showed an early interest in electronics and gadgetry. While in high school, he boldly called Hewlett-Packard co-founder and president William Hewlett to ask for parts for a school project. Impressed by Jobs, Hewlett not only gave him the parts, but also offered him a summer internship at Hewlett-Packard. It was there that Jobs met and befriended Steve Wozniak, a young engineer five years his senior with a penchant for tinkering.
Steve jobs was visionary. Steve Jobs’ vision of a “Computer for the rest of us” sparked the PC revolution and made Apple an icon of American business.
Steve wanted to make a computer that felt an extension of our own body. He made what personal computers are today. According to the ones who were close to him, he was a hard person to be around and work with. His visions were impractical and impossible to a lot of people due to which he was sidelined from his own company Apple in 1985.
In the next 12 years he floated another company NEXT which was then bought by his former company Apple and an animation studio-Pixar which made many hit animation movies one being wall-e. Without Jobs, Apple was shattered with its shares having a market value of as low as 4%.
Coming back at Apple as the CEO of the company in 1997, he took hold of apple and created this decades most intriguing products that are loved by people.
Google says that Jobs once described himself as a “hopeless romantic” who just wanted to make a difference.
Quite appropriately like the archetypal romantic hero who reaches for greatness but fails, only to
find wisdom and maturity in exile, an older, wiser Steve Jobs returned triumphant to save his kingdom.
Best Classic Motivational Quotes by the Revolutionary Steve Jobs
1. 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ~Steve Jobs
2. Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. ~Steve Jobs
3. 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. ~Steve Jobs
4. 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
5. 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. ~Steve Jobs
6. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~Steve Jobs
7. 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
8. If you’re gonna make connections which are innovative, you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does. ~Steve Jobs
9.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
10. Things don’t have to change the world to be important. ~Steve Jobs