Steve Jobs: Layers of the onion

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.”

—Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: Focusing is about saying no

We had to decide what are the fundamental directions we’re going in, and what makes sense and what doesn’t. And there were a bunch of things that didn’t. Micro-cosmically they might have made sense. Macro-cosmically they made no sense. When you think about focusing, you think ‘Focusing is saying yes.’ No. Focusing is about saying no.”

—Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: Focus

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things. — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: Bicycle for our minds 

“I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometre. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. It was not too proud a showing for the crown of creation.

But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts.
And that’s what a computer is to me. It’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. ”
—Steve Jobs. 

Steve Jobs: Your time is limited

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

—Steve Jobs. 

Steve Jobs: Focus

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” –Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: Connecting the dots

“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 destiny,  life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down,  and it has made all the difference in my life. ”

—Steve Jobs. 

Steve Jobs: Limited

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”

— Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: Running

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.

Steve Jobs 

Steve Jobs: Secondary

Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone 4 at the...

Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference Español: Presentación del iPhone 4 por Steve Jobs en la Worldwide Developers Conference del año 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

Joseph Joubert: Cutting and untying

Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie. –Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824).

Steve Jobs: Dent in the universe

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe.” –Steve Jobs, entrepreneur and inventor (1955-2011).