Great Lessons learned from Steve Jobs

Lesson # 1: Your start in life is not what is most important: it is where you end up that counts.

Lesson # 2: Don’t be afraid to speak the truth.

Lesson # 3: Practical skills and hard work underpin achievement.

Lesson # 4: Personal relationships are vital to success.

Lesson # 5: Nothing is beneath you when you’are starting out.

Lesson # 6: Know yourself.

Lesson # 7: Be open to new ideas and experiences.

Lesson # 8: Keep abreast of new technologies.

Lesson # 9: The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Lesson # 10: Know your own strengths and those of the people.

Lesson # 11: Be prepared to take a gamble.

Lesson # 12: Choose your investors wisely as they can offer more than just funding.

Lesson # 13: Be innovative.

Lesson # 14: Compatibility with related products, current and future, is important.

Lesson # 15: Be generous to all your stakeholders. You can achieve success and wealth together.

Lesson # 16: Surround yourself with brilliance.

Lesson # 17: Build and sell great products that you believe in.

Lesson # 18: Be persistent. Be persuasive.

Lesson # 19: People who are serious about software should make their own hardware.

Lesson # 20: Stay hungry, stay foolish.

Lesson # 21: Look critically at yourself, know your mistakes, and work hard to fix them. No one else is going to do this for you.

Lesson # 22: Don’t be afraid to be a beginner again. There’s a phase in Buddhism, “Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.

Lesson # 23: Do what you believe is right, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time.

Lesson # 24: If you are not satisfied with what you have made, do it again. And this time do it better.

Lesson # 25: Functionality and design go hand in hand when you are developing a desirable product.

Lesson # 26: Turn consumers into evangelist, not just customers.

Lesson # 27: Focus on your strengths.

Lesson # 28: Build the right environment, to inspire creativity and hard work.

Lesson # 29: Don’t limit yourself. Spread your creativity into different areas.

Lesson # 30: Make sure you diversify your portfolio. Spreading your risk across multiple businesses can generate unexpected returns.

Lesson # 31: With the wrong person at the helm, even a strong company can take a turn for the worse.

Lesson # 32: Be patient, and be humble.

Lesson # 33: Don’t be afraid to make difficult decisions, the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones that do.

Lesson # 34: Respect your team.

Lesson # 35: Control the full user experience from the product itself, even to the buying experiences.

Lesson # 36: Find an enemy! Great rivalries are the best adver-

Lesson # 37: Call an expert when you need to.

Lesson # 38: Keep the design simple, and when you get there, simplify it even more.

Lesson # 39: Don’t sell products, sell dreams.

Lesson # 40: You don’t have to be the first, but you have to be the best!

Lesson # 41: Don’t rely on market research, people don’t know what they want until you show them.

Lesson # 43: Sometimes you have to follow the traditional methods, especially when it is a matter of life and death.

Lesson # 44: Live your life to the full, personally and professionally, because no one ever knows how long they have on earth.

Lesson # 45: When you are the face of an international company, your private business becomes everybody’s business.

Lesson # 48: Be an inspiration for the next generation.

Lesson # 50: What is important is not that we die, but the legacy we have left behind.

The following is the over-arching lessons:

  1. Work with the best people in the business.
  2. Always be a step ahead of the competition.
  3. Believe passionately in what you do.
  4. Getting something wrong doesn’t mean you have failed.
  5. Be the change you want to see in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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