Customers don’t measure you on how hard you tried, they measure you on what you deliver.
Other Steve Jobs quotes:
Put a dent in the universe.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best.
Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
Without passion, any rational person would give up!
Innovation is usually the result of connections of past experiences. But if you have the same experiences as everyone else, you are unlikely to look in a different direction.
All we are is our ideas, or people. That's what keeps us going to work in the morning, to hang around these great bright people. I've always thought that recruiting is the heart and soul of what we do.
If you keep your eye on the profit, you're going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.