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....

#drove #jobs #principles #steve #success
  • 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?".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Hi Aj,

    You are sure on fire today ;-)

    Steve Jobs was an incredible man.

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  • 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.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    This " Sell Dreams, not products." really inspires me.

    Steve Jobs - A great success coach.
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  • 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
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  • Profile picture of the author keniskandar
    Jobs was a master of two things, 1. making things finger lickin good, 2. prelaunching them effectively
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  • Profile picture of the author Iriss
    You can only sell a dream to someone who is asleep.
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    • Profile picture of the author bh8vn
      Originally Posted by Iriss View Post

      You can only sell a dream to someone who is asleep.
      thumb up for this post, RIP Steve
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  • 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.

    I have to return some videotapes.

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  • 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...
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  • Profile picture of the author mge
    Steve Jobs was a true visionary. Here is a CNN tribute to him.

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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • Profile picture of the author vvsingh
    The death of Steve Jobs was a great loss of 2011. His life is very inspiring. If you guys can get hold of a famous TV serial: The Triumph of Nerds You will realize his contribution in the base of computer revolution from beginning till the mega success of Apple.
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  • Profile picture of the author creaver1
    Steve Jobs mistreated people and not just in small ways. I don't care what positive things you accomplish, if you are a bully, you are less than nothing in my book. His gadgets will turn to dust. His mistreatment of others will exist forever. Passion is not an excuse to misbehave.
    It is not about being imperfect. Some things are unforgivable, no matter what.
    If you want to learn about a true hero with real principles, study Bishop Thomas More.


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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Steve Jobs really rocks! He's an inspiration to everyone. Such an amazing person. His memories will still remain to everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author phoenixseo
    He is an inspiration to everyone!A great man and entrepreneur!
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    Amazing, people will be studying this guy for centuries. We're privileged to have shared this age with him.
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    • Profile picture of the author lineinuse
      There is no escaping the influence of this one individual on our daily lives in some shape, form or fashion.

      I used to be anti apple products till a family member got a powerbook. I was an immediate convert.

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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    The best thing about Steve Jobs is that he never gives up on his career with Apple.....till his last breath. He's a great guy and gives a good example for people who want to become successful just like him.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    steve jobs ... and other successful people have some similar successful points to drive them successful but not all of them is the same... Because people are not in the same point of view and nature of their talents are different. Steve jobs own apple, but richard brandson own tons of businesses , they will think differently..

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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    What I like best here is "Say No to 1,000". Remaining focused on your goal is one thing I have learnt makes the difference between winning and loosing. Learning to say the magic word No has been such an effort for me but am slowly learning that I can say No to so many requests and not break relationships. Infact people respect you more if you say you cannot do something than taking on a task and falling back on the deadline. Thanks for this useful post!

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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    I like no 2-create a dent in the universe.

    To do that, I guess, you must be exceptionally good in one thing. Maybe football, internet marketing, speech writing, playing the piano, inventing stuff, etc.

    Imagine if half the world's population went for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vernita
    thanks for sharing jobs principles in life, he was definitely the CEO of the century...
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  • Profile picture of the author DIG006
    He had some good concepts....guess that's why he was so successful.

    "You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand." Great quote by Rosser Reeves. This is the key ingredient to world class sales copy and an idea that I follow in all my copywriting projects. If you want copy that will get you more sales, head over to my gigs on Fiverr.com/thecopyman and check out what I can do for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdvancedSamurai
    His commencement speech at Harvard is a must see video for everybody.
    Just watch it, and again,....
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  • Profile picture of the author DeltaForce
    Doing what you love is the key to making it.... I think we stuck ourself in things we are not fond with, people we are not happy with, jobs we are not satisfied with, then wonder what is wrong and why we are not living the life of fulfillment.... Great principle by great Jobs!
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  • Profile picture of the author Code Weaver
    I have read a lot of books, biographies of great leaders of their fields, I can't stress more the importance of one thing that is "Doing what you love" that to me is one key if u can figure out how to serve and make living out of is the key....
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  • Profile picture of the author Lin Raj
    This is really true.Steve jobs was a great man with great virtues.In fact he will be always there in our heart being a motivator till our last breath.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    Steve Jobs' work is truly inspirational, it goes to show you how one persons vision can change and influece millions of people.

    RIP Steve Jobs
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    • Profile picture of the author unintuitive
      Mr. Jobs was certainly a polarizing figure. Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of his products or the man himself, he did have some inspiring ideas about how approach life.

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