I want to put a ding in the universe: Steve Jobs

19 Oct,2011

Steve Jobs“We lost one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time. Steve Jobs was simply the greatest CEO of his generation,” Rupert Murdoch expressed in his tribute to Steve Jobs.


Jobs is gone – but examples of his genius would continue to be around us in form of  Apple’s innumerable gadgets, and also his words – which inspired many for more than last 25 years, and would continue to do so…always.



Here are a few compiled by the MXM team:

1. Some people are not used to an environment, where excellence is expected.


2. It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.


3. Do you want to spend rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?


4. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.


5. I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.


6. You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.


7. We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves…We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.


8. I have looked myself in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.


9. I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.


10. I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.


Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.

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One response to “I want to put a ding in the universe: Steve Jobs”

  1. Atul Phadnis says:

    All of them truly are absolute Gems! Great work in compiling these…