The world joins Apple in celebrating the life of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of the firm that has redefined personal computing and cutting edge mobile communications with Jobs' vision.
Jobs went under the knife in 2004 to combat cancer. He jumped back from the operation with a stronger zeal for life, and this had further driven his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he launched the iPhone. He had a liver transplant in 2009, then came back again, full of life at work. In 2010, he unveiled the iPad. Both gadgets received very warm global acceptance.
Jobs' last appearance on stage was at Apple's 2011 WWDC conference in San Francisco, where he had worked on the foundation for Apple's latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.
Here is a compilation of quotes from the man who has inspired many to "stay hungry" and "stay foolish."
"I want to put a ding in the universe."
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
"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."
"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."
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
"When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through."
"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. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people."
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the ones who think differently. While some may see crazy, we see genius."
"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."
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
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