Steve Jobs Quotes

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If you act like you can do something, then it will work.
-- Nolan Bushnell (Chaper 4: Atari and India paragraph 38)

Importance: This quote possibly reveals the origin of Jobs' reality distortion field. Jobs acted like something was possible in order to force people to make it possible.

Jobs fights with Mike Scott, who was the first CEO of Apple from February 1977 to March 1981. But the fight was for naught: According to the book, "Scott relented, at least for the purpose of the badge, but the Bank of America required a positive integer for its payroll system and Jobs’s remained #2."
-- Narrator (Chapter 6: The Apple II paragraph 37)

Importance: This quote highlights Jobs' arrogance. The numbering of employees is rather arbitrary, but Jobs insisted that he not be #2.

Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy, great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
-- Steve Jobs (Chapter 8: Xerox and Lisa paragraph 20)

Importance: This is one of Jobs' mantras. He would use concepts of others' ideas or products in order to...

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