Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
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.
Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.
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.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make “me too” products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
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.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.
Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.
In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this, so let’s make it great.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.