As we look back on Steve Jobs passing last year and all the mystery and intrigue sparked by the best selling book “Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson“, we can’t help to try to put together the pieces of his personal and professional life to try to understand this remarkable man. This is a man who brought a company from a garage all the way to briefly overtaking Exxon Mobile as the most valuable company last year before his passing.
We dug up some of the most interesting Business insights from a man who has seen it all. Steve Jobs had incredibly influential insights on corporate culture, competition, design theft, vision and more.
While pulling together these clips and looking at past keynotes and interviews I realized that there is no other way to really explain Apple’s success without understanding that in essence, Steve Jobs WAS Apple and Apple WAS Steve. The integrity that goes along with deeply knowing your own personality and style, completely manifested itself in Apple.
Steve Jobs on company culture
Steve Jobs on integrity
Steve Jobs on Brand innovation and “taste”
Steve Jobs on Product strategy
Steve Jobs on Product management
Steve Jobs on handling criticism and faith in a company’s vision
Steve Jobs on design theft
Steve Jobs on competition
Lastly, the famous 2005 Stanford Commencement speech…Steve on life.
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