By: Walter Isaacson
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Be blind to reality.
- He fumbled into his life. A true focus may be even more efficient.
- He believed he was destined for something great.
- He expected the impossible of people.
- If something will be better in the future, why can’t we do it now? Great idea is the only thing missing.
- Start speeches with a story. “Let me tell you a story.”
- Refrain from lecturing.
- Everything must be intuitive so that anyone in any country can automatically understand how to use something.
- Have to treat education like a profession (work 11 months a year, accountability)
- Not like a union job of a century ago. Therefore, break the unions.
- People don’t know what they want until they see it.
- If henry ford asked consumers what they wanted, they’d say a faster horse.
- A teamers only like working with A teamers.
- Don’t be afraid to fire someone, because they bring on dead weight and hurt the rest of the group.
- Users should need an instruction manual.
- Can’t be afraid to cannibalize one’s self or someone else will.