Great Learning for Startups from Steve Jobs’s Quotes from Movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley”

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1Be great in what you do

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

2Be confident in what you do

We’re better than you are! We have better stuff.

3There has to be some charm in everything we do

Maybe fun is just fragments of existence with better packaging.

4Have your own strategy that suites you

What is this? This is like doing business with a praying mantis. You get seduced, and then eaten alive afterwards?

5When you do innovation, do it perfectly

I don’t want you to think of this as just a film - some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No.

6Be creative in what you do

Listen to me. We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We’re creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We’re rewriting the history of human thought with what we’re doing.

7Be smart and never undermine yourself

All right, then I’ll be zero. Woz, you can be number one. I’ll be zero. Okay?

8Always think positive thoughts

Maybe in a past life I was a poet - or an artist.

9Believe in yourself

Those guys think they’re revolutionaries. They’re not revolutionaries, we are.