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My favourite quotes from the Steve Jobs bio

I’ve finally finished Walter Isaacson’s superb Steve Jobs biography. I know, I know, everybody else finished it months ago, but I’ve been busy…

Anyway, it’s full of great quotes either by or about Steve but I’d read a lot of the best ones before the book even came out so here’s my collection of a few of my favourites that seem to have been less well reported…

Corporate culture clash – when John Scully arrived at Apple he remarked:

“Most people were less formally dressed than Pepsi’s maintenance staff”.

He also had trouble adjusting to the casual atmosphere – at meetings “Jobs would sit on the floor in the lotus position absentmindedly playing with the toes of his bare feet”.

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, had planned to buy Apple and reinstate Steve but Steve came up with an alternate plan which Larry didn’t quite understand…
“But Steve, there’s one thing I don’t understand, if we don’t buy the company, how can we make any money?”. It was a reminder of how different their desires were. Jobs put his hand on Ellison’s left shoulder, pulled him so close that their noses almost touched, and said, “Larry, this is why it’s really important that I’m your friend. You don’t need any more money.” Continue reading

Creature by Andrew Zuckerman

This wonderful book is now available in paperback.

Creature is a fantastic selection of high resolution photos of animals (or bits of animals) shot against a stark white studio background. Although all the shots are obviously posed this allows you to focus on each of the animal’s unique characters. Look at this little guy…

I’ve posted a few more of my favourites after the break. Continue reading

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