It is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues. Steve Jobs encouraged the people and interviewed honestly. Jobs cooperated with the book, he asked for no control over its content other than the book's cover, and waived the right to read it before it was published.

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown 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.”

“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”  

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