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Steve Jobs is the great visionary, his life proves many values of life. We would like to motivate you and let you think about yourself. Remarks: This presentation is for motivating and helping your life.

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Steve's Lessons

  1. 1. Steve’s Lessons 
  2. 2. “Your time is limited,  so dont waste it living someone elses life.” 
  3. 3. From the day he was born on February 24, 1955, Steven Paul Jobs has been blazing his own path. As theCEO of Apple Computer and CEO and Chairman of Pixar, Jobs is today recognized as one of the top leaders and visionaries of both the computer and entertainment industries and is worth an estimated $4.4 billion. Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apples iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died on October 5, 2011, when he was 56 years old. 
  4. 4. Lesson #1: Connect The Dots  Jobs believes that everything happens for a reason and although that reason may be hard to  see at the time, sometimes you need to just sit back and have faith that things will work out in  the end. Trusting your own decisions is often one of the most difficult but necessary and  rewarding experiences.    
  5. 5. “You have to trust that the dots willsomehow connect in your future.” 
  6. 6. “You have to trust in  something – your gut,  destiny, life, karma,  whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the  difference in my life.” 
  7. 7. “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.” 
  8. 8. “It freed me to enter one  of the most creative periods of my life.” Jobs went on to create NeXT and Pixar andeventually returned to Apple when it purchased NeXT.  
  9. 9. “It was awful tasting medicine, but   I guess the patient needed it.Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”   
  10. 10. Lesson #2: Don’t Settle Jobs knows how lucky he is to have discovered his passion in life at an early age. Jobs considers the passion he has for his work one of the most important factors behind his immense success. Jobs is now living his dream life. He continues to work on a daily basis, to experiment and to innovate. He admits that the only thing that keeps him coming to work every day is his passion. 
  11. 11. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found  it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” 
  12. 12.  “It gave a tremendous level of self- confidence, that through exploration  and learning one could understand  seemingly very complex things in   one’s environment.” 
  13. 13. “The feelings and the  passion that people put into it were completely  indistinguishable from  a poet or a painter… People put a lot of love  into these products.”  
  14. 14. “I was worth about over a million dollars when I was twenty-three and over ten million dollars when I was twenty-four, and over a hundred million dollars when I was twenty-five and it wasnt that important because I never did it for the money. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesnt matter to me. Going to bed   at night saying weve done something wonderful, thats what matters to me.” 
  15. 15. Lesson #3: Seize The Day  It has been Jobs’ willingness to seize new opportunities and take the road less traveled that has   allowed him to rise above his competitors. This has helped Jobs not only become one of the most  successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century, but has also let him live his dream life. He is both a   workaholic and a devoted family man and never loses any opportunity to improve upon both.  
  16. 16. “Whenever the answer has been ‘No’  for too many days in a row, I know  I need to change something,”  
  17. 17. “If you live each day as if it wasyour last, someday youll most certainly be right.”  
  18. 18. “Dont be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other  peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own  inner voice. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”    
  19. 19. Jobs learned the importance of  making the most of his time when he  was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.  “My doctor advised me to go home  and get my affairs in order, which is  doctor’s code for prepare to die.” 
  20. 20. When Jobs spoke at the summer convocation of Stanford University in 2005, “Remembering that Ill be deadsoon is the most important tool Ive ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almosteverything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in   the face of death, leaving only   what is truly important.”  
  21. 21. “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.” 
  22. 22. Lesson #4: Stay Ahead Of The Pack  Steve has proven that he is a leader and not a follower. From the Macintosh, which introduced the firstgraphical user interface that has since become standard, to the iPod, Jobs has demonstrated that he has the visionary ideas to keep him ahead of his competition. He has been willing to take risks and go in directions that others have not realized are available until too late. 
  23. 23. “Innovation is the   distinction between a leader and a follower.” 
  24. 24. “When Apple came up with the Mac,   IBM was spending at least 100 times  more on R&D. Its not about money.   Its about the people you have, how  youre led, and how much you get it." 
  25. 25. “To turn really interesting ideas and   fledgling technologies into a company  that can continue to innovate for years,  it requires a lot of disciplines.”  
  26. 26. “The system is that there is no system, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have process.” Process, according to Jobs, makes for greater efficiency. But, in order to encourageexperimentation and innovation, Jobs tries to create an environment that nurtures a free- flow of ideas.  
  27. 27. “It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets  we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the   things that are really important.” 
  28. 28. Lesson #5: Think In Broad Terms  From his marketing campaigns to his leadership style to his partnerships, Jobs has continually  demonstrated his superior knack for the business world. Jobs was a born leader with a vision  that would not be overshadowed. From product to promotion, Jobs understood what it took   to be successful in the business world – creativity and an understanding of the bigger picture. 
  29. 29. “The broader one’s   understanding of the human experience, the better  designs we will have.” 
  30. 30. “A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. They don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions, without   a broad perspective on the problem.”  
  31. 31. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what   you believe is great work.”  
  32. 32. "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed  away today. Steves brilliance,   passion and energy were the   source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our  lives. The world is immeasurably  better because of Steve. His   greatest love was for his wife,   Laurene, and his family. Our  hearts go out to them and to all  who were touched by his  extraordinary gifts."     - Apples board of directors.  5/10/2011  
  33. 33. “I think we’re having fun.  I think our customers   really like our products.  And we’re always trying  to do better.”    Steve Jobs  1955-2011   R.I.P. The Great Man! - Sompong Yusoontorn