Steve Jobs LLP:If Steve Jobs had run a law firm 20 things he may have said.*

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  1. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
  2. "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
  3. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
  4. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
  5. "Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them."
  6. "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me."
  7. "But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea".
  8. "My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people."
  9. "Things don’t have to change the world to be important."
  10. "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. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
  11. "You’ve baked a really lovely cake, but then you’ve used dog shit for frosting."
  12. "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."
  13. "I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
  14. "Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do."
  15. "If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."
  16. "Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday."
  17. "Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
  18. "Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
  19. "Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'."
  20. "Throughout my years in business, I discovered something. I would always ask why you do things. The answers that I would invariably get are: 'Oh, that's just the way things are done around here.' Nobody knows why they do what they do. Nobody thinks very deeply about things in business."

*Oh wait Steve Jobs actually did say these things.But of course he never ran a law firm and of course none of these could possible apply to a law firm because..........................................?(please feel free to complete this sentence)

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