"I was worth over
$1,000,000 when I was 23,
and over $10,000,000 when I was 24,
$100,000,000 when I was 25,
and it wasn’t that important because
I never did it
for the money."
what you love to do
Do what you love to do a make a difference! The
only way to do great work is to
what you do.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life
selling sugared water or do you want a chance to
change the world?
"Better be a
pirate than to join the navy."
Do your best at every job.
You don’t get a chance to do that many things,
and every one should be really excellent. Because this is
generates more success. So be hungry for it. Hire
good people with passion for excellence.
soon as you join/start
a company, make a list of
strengths and weaknesses of
yourself and your company on a piece of paper. Don't
hesitate in throwing bad apples out of the company.
for the next big thing. Find a set of ideas that need to be
quickly and decisively
and jump through that window. Sometimes the
first step is
the hardest one.
Just take it!
the courage to follow your heart and
small, think big
Don't worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of
simple things to begin with, and then progress to more
Think about not just tomorrow, but the future.
"I want to put a ding in the universe,” reveal Steve Jobs
⑦ Strive to
become a market leader
Own and control the primary
technology in everything you do. If there's a better
technology available, use it no matter if anyone else is not
Be the first, and make it an industry standard.
Focus on the outcome
People judge you by your performance, so
focus on the outcome.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an
environment where excellence is expected.
Advertise. If they
don't know it, they won't buy your product. Pay attention to
design. "We made the buttons on the screen look so
good you'll want to lick them." "Design is not just what it
looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
from people with
Each one will tell you one useful thing. If you're at the
top of the chain, sometimes people won't give you honest
because they're afraid. In this case, disguise yourself, or
get feedback from other sources. Focus on those who will use
your product –
listen to your customers
distinguishes a leader from a follower. Delegate, let
do 50% of your routine work
to be able to spend 50% your time on the new stuff.
Say no to 1,000 things
to make sure you don't get on the wrong track or try to do
too much. Concentrate on really important creations and
radical innovation. Hire people who want to make the
best things in the world. You need a very
culture, even in a
company. Lots of companies have tons of great engineers and
smart people. But ultimately, there needs to be some
gravitational force that pulls it all together.
Learn from failures
when you innovate,
make mistakes. It is
best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your
There's always "one more thing" to
with others both within and outside your company.
Learn from customers,
partners. If you partner with someone whom you don't
like, learn to like them – praise them and benefit from
them. Learn to criticize your
enemies openly, but honestly.