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Steve Jobs: The Magician

Steve Jobs: The Magician | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

"Many Apple users feel themselves to be part of a community, with Mr Jobs as its leader. And there was indeed a personal link. Apple’s products were designed to accord with the boss’s tastes and to meet his obsessively high standards. Every iPhone or MacBook has his fingerprints all over it. His great achievement was to combine an emotional spark with computer technology, and make the resulting product feel personal. And that is what put Mr Jobs on the right side of history, as the epicentre of technological innovation has moved into consumer electronics over the past decade."


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Walter Isaacson: Assessing Steve Jobs’ Historic Influence

Walter Isaacson: Assessing Steve Jobs’ Historic Influence | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

Herein perhaps lies the most fundamental difference between Jobs and Bill Gates. Jobs poured himself into his products; Gates continues to pour himself into society. Thus, as Isaacson noted, Steve Jobs, who represented a strand of the 60′s counterculture that withdrew from society, had more interest in dishwashers or furniture than in politics and even refused to discuss what he intended to do with his money after he died. Some people say this is why Gates’ historic influence will eventually be measured as being more meaningful than Jobs’. But I’m not so sure. Will Steve Jobs eventually be remembered as a selfish, self-absorbed ex-hippie unwilling to give anything back to society? Or was Jobs’ great contribution to society his synthesis of amazing technology and art?

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Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy (BBC)

Steve Jobs Biography: Broadly considered a brand that inspires fervour and defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world.The focus on the counter culture background is very interesting. In the doc, they mention Apple, because of Steve Jobs vision and culture, as a "hippy control freak company". Unique mix that creates unique products.
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Philippe Starck: Intelligence, Honesty and (My Friend) Steve Jobs

Philippe Starck: Intelligence, Honesty and (My Friend) Steve Jobs | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

“People speculate whether Apple has a future without Steve Jobs. I’m not worried, because Steve did not invent the business. He invented a way of thinking, and infused Apple with that aesthetic. And this can perpetuate because it is liberating. It is not something formal and corporate. The standards and stakes are high, but anything is possible in an environment which truly welcomes creativity.”


I love the answer Steve Jobs gave to Pilippe Starck : "we were discussing what his final words might be. If there is one word for you, I remember asking, what would that be?"...


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iPad Keynote in less than 180 Seconds: Incredible, Beautiful, Amazing!

A well known video, but still..."great" and "awesome" to watch.

Don't be shy, if you love your product, say it !  

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Must Watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world

Must Watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it
This is a great, and very tiny, segment of Steve Jobs speaking about how we perceive the world. It was just shared on Twitter by Dave Morin of Path and we thought that it was worth ...
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Daring Fireball Linked List: The Parable of the Stones

"You know, one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left John Sculley got a very serious disease. It’s the disease of thinking that a really great idea is 90 percent of the work. And if you just tell all these other people “here’s this great idea,” then of course they can go off and make it happen. And the problem with that is that there’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product. […]

Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently."

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Another Key Statement.

“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not.”

Whatever you title or mission is, using and loving what you are building stays the most important and the most valuable thing you can bring to your team.
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The Maker Generation | Strong Opinions by @marksbirch

The Maker Generation | Strong Opinions by @marksbirch | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

"The real genius of Steve Jobs and Apple was they created products that exuded passion and hit the core of our being. These are the things that get people excited, because they have relevance in our current time and evoke the promise of the future. Furthermore, the designs and technologies of today all evoke the fundamentals and discoveries from the past, so we do not forget our legacy and the great minds that came before.

We do not need another Steve Jobs or Steve Jobs clones. We need more entrepreneurs and risk takers willing to blaze their own trails and create the next generation of ground breaking technologies."

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Tim Cook's Speech at Steve Jobs Memorial

Tim Cook's Speech at Steve Jobs Memorial | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

" Other than his family, Apple would be his finest creation. He thought about Apple until his last day, and among his last advice he had for me and for all of you was to never ask what he would do. "Just do what's right," he said."


That's my favorite part of this amazing speech. Tim Cook, while remembering who Steve Jobs was, rejects pure nostalgia.

Don't try to be someone else. Be inspired and find your own path. 


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Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990)

Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990) | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

He was definitely the king of  great slogan and metaphors that stay in your mind... 

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Steve Jobs tops Amazon's 2011 sales charts

Steve Jobs tops Amazon's 2011 sales charts | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

It turns out Steve Jobs is more popular in print than on a screen.

Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder came in at No. 1 on Amazon's list of the bestselling books of 2011, and clocked in at No. 3 on the Kindle charts.

Not that No. 3 is anything to frown about. The book came out in late October, so it took less than two months for the print copy to outsell every other book this year on Amazon.


 it's not easy on a Kindle to see the cover...  you want people to know you are reading the bio maybe ;-) 


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The Revolution According to Steve Jobs

The Revolution According to Steve Jobs | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

"Wired's Steven Levy looks back on three decades covering the Apple CEO(...)

Yes, he was a showman. But even more than that, he was the ultimate Apple fanboy"


I am never bored to read article reminding me his passion for what he was doing. 

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Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field: Leadership or Bullying?

Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field: Leadership or Bullying? | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

"Steve Jobs’ approach to inspiring his employees was indeed bizarre. Yet as Isaacson states: “It infused Apple employees with an abiding passion to create groundbreaking products and a belief that they could accomplish what seemed impossible. They had T-shirts made that read ’90 hours a week and loving it.”


Steve Jobs did not respect any of "the management rules" you will find in books. But still, he made people build the best products and be proud of it.
If working with you is very hard, make it fascinating, at least.

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The Evolution of Apple Design Between 1977-2008

The Evolution of Apple Design Between 1977-2008 | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

Can you tell just watching this evolution when Steve was at Apple and when he wasn't.... ;-)

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Watch Steve Jobs brainstorm with the NeXT team in this fascinating video

Watch Steve Jobs brainstorm with the NeXT team in this fascinating video | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it
The creation of NeXT and the sequential pivoting of the company from hardware to software to acquisition is one of the most fascinating episodes in the career of Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, ...
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Ken Morrison's comment, November 21, 2011 6:20 PM
Wow. Thank you for finding and share the gem! I did not realize the Paul Rand designed their logo. I am excited to learn more.
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axelletess's comment, November 21, 2011 6:56 PM
Thank you Ken ! Glad you like it. Indeed, it's a very interesting video to explore their creative process
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LSD Inventor's Remarkable Letter to Steve Jobs

LSD Inventor's Remarkable Letter to Steve Jobs | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it


"Dear Mr. Steve Jobs,

Hello from Albert Hofmann. I understand from media accounts that you feel LSD helped you creatively in your development of Apple Computers and your personal spiritual quest. I'm interested in learning more about how LSD was useful to you.

I'm writing now, shortly after my 101st birthday, to request that you support Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Peter Gasser's proposed study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy in subjects with anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. This will become the first LSD-assisted psychotherapy study in over 35 years, and will be sponsored by MAPS.

I hope you will help in the transformation of my problem child into a wonder child.

Sincerely
Albert Hofmann"


The question is : did he answer ? 




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Steve Jobs’s Real Genius

Steve Jobs’s Real Genius | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it

The point of Meisenzahl and Mokyr’s argument is that this sort of tweaking is essential to progress. James Watt invented the modern steam engine, doubling the efficiency of the engines that had come before. But when the tweakers took over the efficiency of the steam engine swiftly quadrupled. Samuel Crompton was responsible for what Meisenzahl and Mokyr call “arguably the most productive invention” of the industrial revolution. But the key moment, in the history of the mule, came a few years later, when there was a strike of cotton workers. The mill owners were looking for a way to replace the workers with unskilled labor, and needed an automatic mule, which did not need to be controlled by the spinner. Who solved the problem? Not Crompton, an unambitious man who regretted only that public interest would not leave him to his seclusion, so that he might “earn undisturbed the fruits of his ingenuity and perseverance.” It was the tweaker’s tweaker, Richard Roberts, who saved the day, producing a prototype, in 1825, and then an even better solution in 1830. Before long, the number of spindles on a typical mule jumped from four hundred to a thousand. The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. The tweaker inherits things as they are, and has to push and pull them toward some more nearly perfect solution. That is not a lesser task.


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A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs | Steve Jobs | Scoop.it
At a memorial service for her brother, Mona Simpson recalled his love of beauty and his family, and his final moments.


Heartbreaking. Inspiring.

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