7 Principles that drove Steve Jobs' Success

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Hello Warrior's,

How can we learn from this great individual?

I watched a powerful youtube video by Forbes contributor Carmine Gallo;
He describes the 7 Principles that drove Steve Jobs' Success. You can watch the video on youtube. Search for it on youtube by typing:
"seven principles that drove Steve Jobs success" in the search bar.
I appears I need more post before I can include the link. However, here are the 7 Principles mentioned in the video:

1. Do what you love.

"People with passion can change the world for the better." -Steve Jobs

2. Put a dent in the universe.

"Life is too short to live someone elses dream"-Steve Jobs

3. Connect things to spark your creativity.

"Creativity is just connecting things"- Steve Jobs

4. Say no to 1,000 things.

"Innovation comes from saying no to 1,000 things"-Steve Jobs

5. Create Insanely different experiences.

"The apple store is met to enrich lives not move boxes"-Steve Jobs

6. Master the Message.

"Dream Bigger" Steve Jobs

7. Sell Dreams, not products.

"If you help your customers reach their dreams, you will win them over"

Steve Jobs

I hope this inspires you as well....

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  • Profile picture of the author williamstraus
    I finished reading his biography a week or two ago. He's an interesting fellow, very intense, deeply driven and also somewhat frail and broken (you can say we all are).

    He seemed to have a mix of strong/positive and terrible relationships in his personal life and was just outright cruel to people.

    Definitely a good read though. Here's his commencement speech at Harvard:

    My personal favorite quote though is what he said to convince the then CEO of Pepsi to join Apple:

    "Do you want to sell sugar water the rest of your life? Or do you want to change the world?".
  • Profile picture of the author ahew
    My friend used to work with Google and has all kinds of crazy stories about this guy. Definitely an interesting guy who obsessed about the littlest details. Good? Bad? Who's to say? But he definitely contributed more than his share to the world.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I heard that he could be a real jerk.
  • Profile picture of the author imsirigiri
    One of the greatest thinkers of this time. Without him we would not have seen some of the fabulous products which have made our lives so easier.

    Tributes to Steve Jobs always. Reading his biography.
  • Profile picture of the author tulawarford
  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Hi Aj,

    You are sure on fire today ;-)

    Steve Jobs was an incredible man.

  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Wow...isn't that great.

    Conservatively possibly less than 7000 people out of the 7 billion people on earth today live by these principles.
  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    This " Sell Dreams, not products." really inspires me.

    Steve Jobs - A great success coach.
  • Profile picture of the author JoeDRL
    I also really love the "Sell dreams, not products" principle.
    How do you guys think we can achieve that behind internet marketers?

    I think we should stop focusing on the features of our products like "64 pages single spacing" and cover more about what are the benefits to the purchaser.

    I think it makes the difference between "Learn how to get to first spot of Google" and "Be on the top spot of Google".

    Just a tought,
    ~ JoeDRL
  • Profile picture of the author keniskandar
    Jobs was a master of two things, 1. making things finger lickin good, 2. prelaunching them effectively
  • Profile picture of the author Iriss
    You can only sell a dream to someone who is asleep.
  • Profile picture of the author Jager
    Jobs was a master of more than that, not least of which would be his amazing marketing skills.

    Obviously Jobs was a very imperfect individual. But I tend to focus more on his positive qualities that I can emulate than to dwell on his negative side.

    I think what you can learn from Apple's success is to create a culture and an eco-system. Apple = Counter-Culture, which made it a little easier for them.

    Other companies like Facebook and Amazon are trying to replicate Apple's amazing eco-system.
  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Right on... nobody's perfect... Some could be so bad at something and at the same time be so good at another thing...
  • Profile picture of the author mullah86
  • Profile picture of the author mge
    Steve Jobs was a true visionary. Here is a CNN tribute to him.

  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    I'm finding out more and more that many great leaders tend to be ego-driven "assholes" behind the scenes. I don't like that fact, as I want the polite underdog to win but in the real world the alpha dog seems to rise to the top as results are the ultimate criteria.

    Regardless, I'm kind of glad, if having an obsessive control freak like Jobs at the helm leads to amazing products that change the world.
  • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
    Do what you love <---- don't fully agree with this.

    I like to summarize it as ;impact'

    Apple impacts millions of people
  • Profile picture of the author Zero
    I've watched a host of documentaries about his life since his death. They are all very inspirational.
    But the 2 i really liked were "Stay hungry, stay foolish" and

    If today was the last day of my life - would i want to do, what i am about to do, today?
    When ever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row - i know i have to change something
    -Steve Jobs

    I need to print that out and stick it to my computer monitor because i need a constant reminder of that...
  • Profile picture of the author Fillihio
  • Profile picture of the author franksharp
    Steve Job's has been an inspiration to many. His ideas has also helped change many lives.

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