Posts tagged Steve Jobs.
— Apple founder STEVE JOBS, in the Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993. (via inothernews)
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955-October 5, 2011
Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs died today. His death came exactly six weeks after he resigned as CEO of Apple. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. He took a medical leave beginning in 2007. In August, he announced he was stepping down altogether. Jobs was 56.
— President Obama (via jhbao)
WHAT HAS STEVE JOBS DONE FOR DESIGN?
We now know that design matters, design is profitable and good design is what people want. Apple and Steve Jobs have proven that good product design creates a sense of anticipation, emotion and love with customers that can be reached in no other way.
The design community as a whole owes a lot to Steve Jobs. As Apple created and marketed the “value of design” in their products, and were successful at it, other companies started to notice. Other companies started to recognize the value of good design and invest in it by investing in designers. This helped the entire ecosystem of designers move up the ladder and presence of mind in companies everywhere.
Apple really is the best example of how to put design at the forefront of a company by elevating designers as leaders within the company. Unlike other companies, at Apple, design seemed to have a place in the boardroom. Product designers and marketers established Apple’s products as easy, beautiful and simple to use and the masses fell in love. Steve and his people paid attention to the product design details, that in the end, were the difference between Apple and everyone else in the industry.
My hat (if I had one) goes off to Steve Jobs for his thankful contribution to the design industry and look forward to what he will do next. Now the masses understand what good design is and continue to ask for it.
This inspirational video is one I’ll re-watch again and again.
One of the most inspirational speakers of our time.
Apple will surely miss his strong leadership, original ideas and creative presence.
Steve tells us three stories and behind each story is a key point.
1. Follow your heart.
2. Love what you do.
3. Your time is limited, so don’t live their lives, live your own.
Steve may have stepped down from being Apple’s CEO, but his ability to stay hungry and stay foolish will keep him involved in this business world.
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. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
- Steve Jobs