Steve Jobs – Greatest Learnings

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Through good and bad times, Mr Steve Paul Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc, would never give up. He would not release a ‘me-too’ product, even if they wouldn’t make their deadline set. His vision was to make the small things, unforgettable. Whether it be getting the shape correct on a computer mouse, or making a silent power supply, Steve and rest of the Apple team worked their ****** off to create great products.

Why did Steve have such a motivation? He could have made so many updates to Macintosh or Project Lisa and release multiple versions and make a bucket load of money. However, he had a different perspective on consumers.

“The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it’s like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.”

Consumers buy products for the technology, if it not necessarily a must-have feature they will stick to the technology they currently possess. There-for the only way to get the consumer, is to make the best product that you can.

“You just make the best product you can, and you don’t put it out until you feel it’s right. But no matter what you think intellectually, your heart is beating pretty fast right before people see what you’ve produced.”

Loving the product you made is more important than anything. If you hate your own product, most likely others will as well; multiple Treyarch employees learned this with the Call Of Duty® Franchise.

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. 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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

This quotes is the most famous Steve Jobs quote because it is true. You need motivation to be successful in the technological field. Even updating code, you must love code to your heart to even figure out how the old guy got variable of _nMcHandlerBuffer, which needs you to be motivated enough to make the software run better.  If you dislike your job, it is most likely you will do a half-*** job, because you are innovated to do great work.

Steve Jobs was a successful man for his generation, but if you want to be successful in your career, do not be a ‘me-too’ Steve Jobs… be better than his legacy.

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Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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