i love my apples.

7 Oct

by now you know that steve jobs has passed away.   as a die-hard Apple fan, i must pay tribute to a very inspirational, brilliant man.  it is one thing to think he is that way – but i spend 90% of my time on his products!  his products reflect his brilliance.   on my work computer, my home computer, my mobile phone which has replaced my home phone.  on his products i discover the world in a creative, engaging way.  with apps and browsers, blogs and games.  i give work presentations that have gotten me promoted on Apple products.  a brilliant product is the product of a brilliant man.  just listen to what he says:

  • “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” — Steve Jobs’ pitch to John Sculley, the Pepsi-Cola CEO Jobs brought on to run Apple (Sculley later pushed Jobs out of Apple)
  • “There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.”
  • “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.”

“None. It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”

– Jobs responding to whether he did market research for the iPad

“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”

  • “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.” –– Jobs commencement speech at Stanford in 2005

(these were taken from exception magazine, found here)

One Response to “i love my apples.”

  1. Susan October 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Nice tribute and inspiration… nice appreciation. xo

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