Steve Jobs is an inspiring individual who co-founded Apple, was then let go, then when he came back he transformed the company into one of the largest companies in the history of the world. His company didn’t invent the MP3 player, but the iPod revolutionized how we listen to music. The iPhone re-invented the telephone as we know it. The iPad made personal computing more personal than it ever has been. So what makes Apple so special? It’s not necessarily that they do it first, they just do it better. In fact, they do it so good history will believe they were the first.
Still in need of some more inspiration? Here are my top 5 favorite Steve Jobs quotes.
“You know, I’ve got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can’t say any more than that it’s the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.”
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.”
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” (line used to lure Pepsi CEO to Apple)
“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.”
“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.”