What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
I’m not dismissing the value of higher education; I’m simply saying it comes at the expense of experience.
Again, 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.
Music companies are not technology companies any more than technology companies are music companies. They’re really different from each other.
Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’.
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
If you’re afraid of failing you won’t get very far
Shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
We’ve got to make the small things unforgettable.
You go to your TV to turn your brain off. You go to the computer when you want to turn your brain on.
But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
The journey is the reward
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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.