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My last piece of advice before I die - Steve Jobs



Iʼve actually always found something to be very true which is most people donʼt get those experiences because they never ask. Iʼve never found anybody who didnʼt wanna help me if I asked them for help.
I always call them up, I called up, thisʼll date me but I called up bill Hewlett when I was. 12 years old, and he lived in Palo Alto, his number was still in the phonebook, and he answered the phone himself and he said yes? And I said hi Iʼm Steve jobs, and Iʼm 12, Im a student in high school and I wanna build a frequency counter and I was wondering if you have any spare parts I could have. And he laughed, and he gave me the spare parts to build this frequency counter and he gave me a job that summer in Hewlett-Packard, working on the assembly line putting nuts and bolts together on frequency counters, he got me a job in the place that built them, and I was in heaven. And Iʼve never found anyone who said ‘noʼ or hung up the phone when I called, I just asked.
And when people ask me I try to be as responsive, you know to pay that debt of gratitude back. Most people never pick up the phone and call, most people never ask, and thatʼs what separates, sometimes, the people that do things from the people that just dream about them. You gotta act, and youʼve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be willing to crash and burn, you know with people on the phone, with people starting a company, whatever. If youʼre afraid of failing, then you wonʼt get very far.

Speaker: Steve Jobs

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