According to Steve Jobs, success is derived from the combination of passion for what you do together with really talented employees.

  • You have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it’s so hard, if you don’t have it any rational person would give up
  • You have to persevere for a sustained period of time, so if you’re not having fun doing it and you don’t really love it you’re going to give up…and that’s what happens to most people
  • They quit because …they’re sane, who else would put up with it unless they really love it
  • You also have to be a really good talent scout…no matter how smart you are, you really need a team of great people