Start Your Day Off Right With “Steve Told Us”

There are no shortage of Steve Jobs quotes out there on the interwebs but a website, Steve Told Us, is a great way to grab some quick zen inspiration during the work day.

The site’s single image is the famous portrait of Jobs sitting in his Woodside mansion. The Woodside house was scarcely decorated because Jobs had trouble choosing furniture that met his standards of taste.

Go get some zen business inspiration:

(h/t TNW)

Look At What the iPhone Has Done in 5 Years

5 years ago Apple released the very first iPhone in the US. It’s a product that has been so successful that you can only use cliches and business buzzwords to explain it. At the end of the day, it’s a game changer. Truly Disruptive.

Statista, “the Pinterest of resource graphics” created an infographic showing the success story of the product celebrating its 5th birthday.

(h/t Mashable)

You Should Be Downloading These Steve Jobs Interviews NOW

Thanks to All Things D we are blessed with six lengthy interviews from the late Steve Jobs in full video and audio format via iTunes. The All Things Digital conference was always a favorite platform for Mr. Jobs, and we are lucky to hear some of interviews.

According to iTunes:

There’s lots of video of the late Steve Jobs, primarily from his famous introductions of Apple products over the years, and his oft-quoted Stanford commencement address. But, by far, the largest trove of video of the legendary innovator candidly answering unrehearsed questions and explaining his views on technology and business comes from his six lengthy appearances at our D: All Things Digital Conference, from 2003 to 2010. As a memorial to a great man, and, in the spirit of sharing a priceless piece of history, we are making all six of these appearances available free, in high quality. We thank Apple for its cooperation in making these videos available for all. Photo credit: Asa Mathat

What Tim Cook Learned From Steve Jobs: Notes From D10 Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off’s D10 Conference tonight in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. No major announcements as Cook is inevitably saving those for the WWDC in June. However, it’s always great to hear the CEO of the world’s most valuable company give his thoughts on mobile industry, TV and the overall future of tech.

He also gave a few great examples of things that he learned from Steve Jobs:

From the live blog:

6:34 pm: What did I learn from him? Focus.

“You can only do so many things great and you should cast aside everything else.”

Cook said not accepting things good or very good but only the best. “That’s embedded in Apple.”

I’m not going to witness or permit the change of that.

He also taught me the joy is in the journey and that was a revelation for me.

Cook also made a reference to the fact that Jobs stressed the importance of owning the key underlying technologies.

Cook also mentioned that Jobs urged Cook not to think in terms of “what would Steve do?” but to run Apple his own way:

6:38 pm: Cook said that Jobs told him not to ask what Steve would have done?

He looked at me with those intense eyes that only he had and said just do what’s right.

“I’m doing that. Does that mean something would be different Of course. But he was the best person at doing that.”

Cook notes that Jobs was well known for doing a 180-degree turn if needed, without ever letting on that he had advocated the opposite.

(via AllThingsD)