Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.
When slow hunches show oneself to the world:
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.
Better to get an imperfect product to market today than a perfect one tomorrow:
When the lightbulb was invented, no one complained it was too dim.
You’re successful when you create conditions that nurture new products, new strategies but also existing franchises:
The whole notion of how you build a company is fascinating. I discovered that the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize.
More about the bicycle for the mind quote here.
When we invented the personal computer, we created a new kind of bicycle…a new man-machine partnership…a new generation of entrepreneurs.
On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs delivered Stanford’s 114th’s commencement address and spoke with remarkable candor and eloquence about connecting dots, education, love and loss.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.
If you’re gonna make connections which are innovative … you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does.