10 golden life lessons from Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Apple Store“His accomplishments and character helped define a generation and change the world. He is co-founder of the fairytale company we now know as Apple Computers. And he is the visionary of the personal computers world that led the entire computer hardware and software industry to restructure itself,” Ririan blogs for Ririan Project.

“This man with boundless energy and charisma is also a master of hype, hyperbole and the catchy phrase. And even when he’s trying to talk normally, brilliant verbiage comes tumbling out,” Ririan writes.

Ririan, “Here’s a selection of some of the most insanely great things he said, golden lessons to help you succeed in life, Jobs-style.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Chris A.” for the heads up.]


  1. My favorite quote is the one he said about Bill Gates. It went something, “Bill Gates would be better off today if he had dropped some acid or visited an ashram when he was younger.”

    MW = better. Freaky!

  2. “It makes me wonder if I have ever, or will ever, say anything that others will find inspirational or even noteworthy.”

    That was brilliant! Can I quote you?

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  3. Steve Job’s “little red book”? Is it May Day already? How nostalgic. Soon we’ll all be wearing drab Zhongshan suits, marching in lock step chanting slogans, and dreaming of the “Apple Cultural Revolution”. Where can I sign up for Great Leader’s summer re-education camp?

  4. All this from a guy some people love to hate. I wonder why that is? I’m thinking that Fred knows because I didn’t read anything that was “santimonious or condescending” and yet he did. The answer must be in that simple fact somewhere.

  5. My favorite quote was the one he gave at the Stanford commencement address, where he mentioned The Whole Earth Catalog that he had always read back in the 60’s.

    When the market changed and evolved and the magazine shut down, on the back page of their final issue – in combination with a photo of a country road – they had the farewell message:

    “Stay hungry. Stay foolish”.

    He talks about how he’s always “wished” that for himself.

    Great words to live by.

  6. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Where’s my Leopard, my iPhone, my new cinema displays, my new iMacs, my new iWork? Steve, quit yer philosophizing, shut yer trap, and make my stuff. Chop, chop! You can write yer memoirs later!

  7. More Important Words to Remember:

    Carl Spackler: “So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I’m a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald… striking. So, I’m on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one – big hitter, the Lama – long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga… gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, “Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.” And he says, “Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.” So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”

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