It’s hard to overestimate the impact that Steve Jobs has had on the world. During a career that spanned more than thirty-five years, he forever changed the way people communicate, listen to music, and watch video.
The Wisdom of Steve Jobs brings together hundreds of quotations that draw from interviews, appearances, and media coverage spanning decades. Organized thematically, the selections reveal his thoughts, insights, and philosophies on everything from hiring, firing and the workplace to competitors, family and friends.
In these selections, Jobs
· Reflects on the goals, successes, and challenges of his business career
· Shares his deeply-held views about the true meaning of design and product innovation
· Speaks frankly about the high expectations he sets for colleagues as well as for himself
· Offers his keen insights into how to live life to the fullestboth personally and professionally
In more personal excerpts, the fiercely private Jobs recalls his childhood and the valuable lessons his parents taught him; his adolescent years; and his early passion for electronics. Jobs also speaks lovingly about his wife and family.
Complete with an assortment of quotations from world leaders, industry giants, politicians, journalists, and friends who share their insights, The Wisdom of Steve Jobs is a thoughtful tribute to a great American icon.
From the book: “My self-identity does not revolve around being a businessman, though I recognize that is what I do. I think of myself more as a person who builds neat things. I like building neat things. I like making tools that are useful to people.”
“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. How? Just by coming up with more aggressive visions of how it could be.”
“You have to trust in somethingyour gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”