Lessons learned from Steve Jobs

As I’ve reflected on starting this personal site of mine for sometime now (I’ve owned the domain for five years), I’ve also been reflecting on taking a monumental step in my entrepreneurial career.

Guy Kawasaki shared some thoughts on lessons learned from Steve Jobs that immensely helped in clarifying many of the thoughts I have had around this new, rather uncharted endeavor. They are:

  1. Don’t trust experts.
  2. Customers can never tell you what they need.
  3. Biggest challenges beget the best work.
  4. Design counts.
  5. Big graphics, big font.
  6. Jump curves – not better sameness (not 10% better, 10x better).
  7. Works or Doesn’t Work is all that matter.
  8. Value is different from price.
  9. A players hire A players. B players hire C players.
  10. Real CEOs demo.
  11. Real entrepreneurs ship.
  12. Some things need to be believed to be seen.

There is real wisdom in these words. Marinate on them and watch the video.

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