The 15 Best Business Quotes from Steve Jobs

Inspiration from a Business Legend

When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011 at the young age of 56, the untimely loss of Apple’s CEO reverberated far beyond the business world. Jobs was more than just the head of Apple; he was a true visionary, and his “think different” approach to business and technology both ensured his company’s phenomenal success and made him into one of the country’s most admired business leaders.

Jobs was well known for his frankness and for his unorthodox outlook. Habitually clad in his trademark casual black turtleneck and blue jeans, this California boy regularly dispensed his words of wisdom — on both business and life — with a wry sense of humor that endeared him to many.

We’ve collected some of his most memorable sayings from over the years, from the early days of Apple’s success to the years leading up to his death. No matter what kind of business you’re running, you can learn a thing or two about extraordinary business leadership from his example.