Good Morning Sunday: Steve Jobs on Failure

Steve Jobs - Apple

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs

Even the iconic Steve Jobs had his share of failures, not all Apple products have been successful.

The Mac Lisa in 1983, the NeXT company that Jobs created after being let go from Apple, The Apple III disaster, the Power Mac G4 cube are just some of Steve Jobs’ failures.

But that did not deter him from creating and innovating, the last 10 years have seen some of the best products from the Apple stable – The ipod, the iphone, the ipad and the ipad mini are just some of them.

The below video is a rare footage from an interview with Steve Jobs, conducted by the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association. This was when Steve founded NeXT computers in 1988.

In this short video clip, Steve Jobs gives one common reason for failure. He says most people fail because they don’t ask.

He gives his own example of how he asked for help from Bill Packard when he was 12 and that gave him his first break at Hewlett Packard.

Ask and you shall receive.

Have a Super Sunday and a Great week ahead :)

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  • Yasir Khan March 10, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Failure is just part of becoming a better person. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It will open you to new and positive ways to succeed.

  • Hyptialanger@private investigator in Kiev March 11, 2013, 2:35 am

    No one is perfect in their life but you when you will try to improve your own mistakes then you can see how result will come out in favor of you.

  • Start A Gas Station Business March 11, 2013, 8:26 am

    Steve Jobs is a very good example why we need to fail sometimes. What I like about him is his persistence and his ability to create an opportunity when there is none and be able to innovate and remain hopeful. :)

  • Evan March 11, 2013, 9:01 am

    Totally Genius!!! Clever idea! of course, Ask if you want to get something. 7 out of 10 will certainly help you. But if you won’t do it you’ll get nothing.. ACT!!! Thanks, never seen this interview! Inspiring!

  • Jasmine March 12, 2013, 4:26 am

    ZK, can I ask you something?

    • ZK March 12, 2013, 11:57 am

      Please ask using the contact form on the site

  • SEO Company Philadelphia March 12, 2013, 8:48 am

    Absolutely right!!! Nothing is impossible. We are human and mistakes are part of our life so admit those mistakes and go further improving yourself. Thanks for sharing this inspirational video.

  • turn one pound into one million March 12, 2013, 9:28 am

    I think a lot of people do not move forward because they are afraid of failure.

  • bill April 12, 2013, 9:11 am

    Totally Genius!!! Clever idea! of course, Ask if you want to get something. 7 out of 10 will certainly help you.

  • EC May 16, 2013, 3:44 am

    Failure is just part of becoming a better person. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It will open you to new and positive ways to succeed.

  • Daisy June 7, 2013, 2:43 am

    Really Steve is impressive in video! Thanks for sharing it with us.