I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
What they need is common vision and that is what leadership is.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?
When you want to have a date with a girl, are you going to send her 15 roses if you know that your rival is sending her 10 roses? If you would think so, you will be defeated on that moment. Whatever your rival does, is not what matters. What does that girl really want?
The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They're just like dead fish washing up on the shores.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.