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蔡少琪: 持定永生,堅持相愛 Steve Jobs 病危和逝世)

史蒂夫•喬布斯:1955-2011

圖片﹕喬布斯的這些年
圖片﹕喬布斯蘋果帝國十年擴張路

喬布斯:改變我們生活方式的商人
喬布斯經典語錄
喬布斯的另一面:對抗病魔
蘋果是怎樣煉成的
後喬布斯時代的蘋果面臨重重挑戰
蘋果的成功可以復制嗎?

Jobs's Legacy: Changing How We Live - WSJ.com

谷歌佩奇:喬布斯去世我非常悲傷

Reactions to Steve Jobs' death

Jobs's Death Draws Outpouring of Grief and Tributes

 

不少神學家曾說:『所有真理都是神的真理。』All truth is God’s Truth. 聖經說:「各樣美善的恩賜和各樣全備的賞賜都是從上頭來的」(雅1:17)。潮流文化,特別是商業文化中,喬布斯(禪宗佛教)和蘋果影響時代深遠。在參考不是信主的人的思想時,我們要謹慎,要用聖經的智慧,屬神的真理去分別和衡量。但我們最少要了解他們,了解他們的強弱和特色。喬布斯在2005年的史丹福大學的演講中談到不少他的生平和理念。其中有幾個也非常觸動我。

 

一,  謙虛求學求知若飢,虛心若愚Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish)。他曾說,從蘋果失敗離開是他人生一大祝福,因為從此他能從低做起,能再濃厚的追求。I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. 我成了公眾眼中失敗的示範,我甚至想要離開矽谷。但是漸漸的,我發現,我還是喜愛那些我做過的事情,在蘋果電腦中經歷的那些事絲毫沒有改變我愛做的事。雖然我被否定了,可是我還是愛做那些事情,所以我決定從頭來過。當時我沒發現,但現在看來,被蘋果電腦開除,是我所經歷過最好的事情。成功的沉重被從頭來過的輕鬆所取代,每件事情都不那麼確定,讓我自由進入這輩子最有創意的年代

 

二,  尋找自己所愛,所能完全投身的工作:我確信我愛我所做的事情,這就是這些年來支持我繼續走下去的唯一理由。你得找出你的最愛,工作上是如此,人生伴侶也是如此。你的工作將佔掉你人生的一大部分,唯一真正獲得滿足的方法就是做你相信是偉大的工作,而唯一做偉大工作的方法是愛你所做的事

 

三,  不怕失敗:他不能畢業大學,卻因此能學習到他喜歡學的,包括藝術字體和設計有關的興趣,這大大影響他一生。

 

四,  知道自己是有限的人,知道死亡:『當我十七歲時,我讀到一則格言,好像是「把每一天都當成生命中的最後一天,你就會輕鬆自在。」』

 

當我在神學院教神學治學法時,我總是在總結時談到神學治學法治心法。其中一點我說:『眾人皆我師:每人都可以成為我們的師傅!我們事奉的對象由老到小,有男有女,或富或貧,有比較聰明的,也有比較平庸的,有些很有信心,有些卻非常膽怯,真是各種各樣的類型的人也有。因此,縱然我們有一些集中的事奉對象,我們也應培養對各種類型的背景的人的興趣,和基本的了解。事實上,我們的對象很多時候都是多方面的,並且隨著我們的年紀和工場的改變,我們主要的對象也可能改變。對所事奉的群體應該有針對性的了解。西語有云﹕『穿上別人的鞋子。』了解不同背景人的生活習慣及價值觀的建立的來源,並對這些來源有所了解和合乎聖經原則的評估。』不斷學習,看自己是一生的學生是我治學法的其中一個核心特色,我曾說:『一生成長、不斷地依靠,每天的努力,並緊記這一切都全是恩典。』箴6:6說:懶惰人哪,你去察看螞蟻的動作就可得智慧。主耶穌說:『你們看那天上的飛鳥』(太6:26a)。聖經是我神學的來源和原則的來源,但與此同時,無論從別人的失敗和成功中,我們都能學習到功課。保羅曾說:「他們遭遇這些事,都要作為鑑戒;並且寫在經上,正是警戒我們這末世的人。」(林前10:11)一個真能道成肉身的傳道者,必須學習『聖經,人生,時代,信仰經歷』的幾個重要的書本,並以聖經這神的話語的書本為根基。

 

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Steve Jobs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

史蒂夫·喬布斯維基百科,自由的百科全書

求知若飢 - 喬布斯史丹福大學演說(中文字幕版)

http://www.bspcn.com/2009/01/19/top-10-steve-jobs-quotes-of-all-time/

http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Steve_Jobs/

http://www.macstories.net/roundups/inspirational-steve-jobs-quotes/

http://www.davidmid.com/blog/post/731.html

喬布斯Macworld演講集萃:1998-2008

Macworld 2008 - Steve Jobs Keynote (1/9)

Macworld San Francisco 2006-The MacBook Pro

喬布斯給中國CEO的三堂課

Present Like Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement AddressText of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

驅動喬布斯的七項法則

John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript

《非同凡想: 喬布斯的創新啟示》作者:[]卡邁恩·加洛

法則1:“做自己喜歡的事”

法則2:“給這個世界留下印記”

法則3:“啟動你的大腦”

法則4:“兜售夢想,而非產品”

法則5:“學會說不”

法則6:“創造神奇體驗”

法則7:“學會講故事”

喬布斯1994年在麥金塔Macintosh誕生10年時有一段真情告白,可以作為他理解“人性”的一個法則:“唯有深入問題的核心,才能明白其複雜性,也才能找出其根本的解決方案。大部分的人做到這一步,通常就會停下來。可是真正了不起的人卻會繼續探索,最後終能找出隱身於問題背後的癥結之所在,進而提供一套漂亮而優雅的解決之道這就是我們在設計麥金塔Macintosh時的野心。”

Steve Jobs 簡報(Presentation)的五大秘訣如下

1.用驚嘆號/問號」開場:We create something in the air today!

2.「每張投影片只有一個文字要點」:to reinvent the phone

3.「對產品充滿熱情」:extraordinaryawesomecool

4.用具體說明抽象概念」:例如用A4牛皮紙袋裝入MacBook Air強調它的輕、薄、小。Visual

5. 最後,practice practice practice,即使是Jobs都需要花上四小時複習每張投影片,更何況是我們!

 

“領袖和跟風者的區別就在於創新。”

 

成就一番偉業的唯一途徑就是熱烈地愛自己的事業。如果你還沒能找到讓自己熱烈地愛的事業,繼續尋找,不要放棄。跟隨自己的心,總有一天你會找到的。”我把這段話濃縮為:“做我所愛”。  I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

 

“我願意把我所有的科學技術去換取和蘇格拉底相處的一個下午。”

 

 The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.”

 

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

 

The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”

 

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 12, 2005

 

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

Steve Jobs, The line he used to lure John Sculley as Apple's CEO

 

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.

Steve Jobs

 

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.

Steve Jobs, Business Week

 

It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much.

Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek Online, Oct. 12, 2004

 

I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”

 

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.

Steve Jobs, Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998

 

 

Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Quotes

 

#10. On Management

 

My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects.

 

And to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better, coming up with more aggressive visions of how it could be.

 

#9. On Hiring

Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview.

So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? I ask everybody that: ‘Why are you here?’ The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the meta-data.

 

#8. On Firing

We’ve had one of these before, when the dot-com bubble burst. What I told our company was that we were just going to invest our way through the downturn, that we weren’t going to lay off people, that we’d taken a tremendous amount of effort to get them into Apple in the first place – the last thing we were going to do is lay them off.

 

#7. On a CEO succession Plan

I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple.

My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.

 

#6. On Product Strategy

It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too. That’s what we get paid to do.

We just want to make great products. (I think he means “insanely great products!“)

 

#5. On Leadership

So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know – just explore things.

#4. On Evangelism

When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.

 

They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else. (this actually reiterates my oft-repeated mantra of “ubiquitous evangelism” in companies)

 

#3. On Focus

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.

 

#2. On the User Experience

Our DNA is as a consumer company – for that individual customer who’s voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it’s not up to par, it’s our fault, plain and simply.

 

#1. On Creativity

That happens more than you think, because this is not just engineering and science. There is art, too. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of one of these crises, you’re not sure you’re going to make it to the other end. But we’ve always made it, and so we have a certain degree of confidence, although sometimes you wonder.

I think the key thing is that we’re not all terrified at the same time. I mean, we do put our heart and soul into these things.

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We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

Life is brief, and then you die, you know?

And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.

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A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.

Steve Jobs

 

Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs

 

 

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

 

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

 

I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.

Steve Jobs

 

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.

Steve Jobs

 

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

 

So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'

Steve Jobs

 

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

Steve Jobs

 

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.

Steve Jobs

 

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs

 

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building.

Steve Jobs, Apple Confidential 2.0

 

I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do.

Steve Jobs, Business Week

 

I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.

Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek Online, Oct. 12, 2004

 

 

It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.

Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek, May 25 1998

 

 

Insanely Great!

Steve Jobs, His description for the Macintosh Computer

 

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Steve Jobs, Interview, 1995

 

It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

Steve Jobs, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple

 

It's rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing.

Steve Jobs, Playboy, February 1985

 

I feel like somebody just punched me in the stomach and knocked all my wind out. I'm only 30 years old and I want to have a chance to continue creating things. I know I've got at least one more great computer in me. And Apple is not going to give me a chance to do that.

Steve Jobs, Playboy, September 1987