Apple co-founder and chairman, Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (24th February, 1955 – 5th October, 2011), died at the young age of 56 on Wednesday. He was an American computer inventor and entrepreneur, and also chairman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Death of Steve Jobs was confirmed by his family and Apple Inc. The actual reason of his death has not been released yet; however he was suffering from an infrequent form of pancreatic cancer. He resigned from CEO post on Aug. 24 due to his declining health after completing a 14-year reign at Apple. Steve was a humble and very simple man who always dreamed big, so big that he created Apple Inc. in a garage. Now Apple has grown universal which offers quality gadgets such as the iPods, iPhone and Mac computers. He gave a legacy for lifetime by his quote about death, life and leadership.
According to Steve Jobs,
- All pride, all fear of failure or embarrassment and all external expectations just drop away in the face of death, leaving just what is really important.
- Think always that you are already naked, don’t think that you have something to lose, after that you can’t find the reason for not to follow your heart.
- Sometimes you make faults, when you innovate. It is best to confess your faults quickly and step forward with improving your other innovations.
- Being the wealthiest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter but what matters is; going on bed at the night saying I have done something wonderful.
- When he was 23, he was worth over $1,000,000 and when 24, he was worth over $10,000,000 and when 25, he was worth over $100,000,000, but that wasn’t important because he never did it for the money.
- Innovation differentiates between a follower and a leader.
- Design is not just what it feels like and looks like but design is how it works.
- You can’t ask customers what they want and then attempt to give that to them. As the time passes customers will want something new and you have to build something new.
- Death is the destination which we all have to share. It makes way for the new by clearing out the old.