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What Would Steve Jobs Tell Apple Employees Today?

What Would Steve Jobs Tell Apple Employees Today?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has had a rough go of it lately. The stock recently hit new seven-month lows, and it remains down 27.0 percent in the past year. If you were wondering what inspiring words the late great visionary Steve Jobs would tell Apple employees in times like these, you might be disappointed.

According to a recent Quora discussion, Jobs rarely sent out mass emails to Apple employees. Former workers recalled just a handful of memorable Jobs emails.

The most popular email in the comments was the following one Jobs sent out in 2006 when Apple eclipsed Dell in valuation:

“Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.”

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Another poster shared a pair of Jobs emails for the distant past. First, from 2001:

“Just a gentle reminder that Pixar’s newest movie, Monsters, Inc., opens this weekend. I hope everyone can go see it this weekend. It’s a gem. Best, Steve”

The poster paraphrased the other email from circa 1998:

“Wow! We’re doing so well that we’ve actually triggered profit sharing. I didn’t even know we *had* profit sharing.”

If there’s any takeaway from these glimpses into Jobs’ attitude, it’s that it never hurts to keep things in perspective and try not to take life so seriously.

Disclosure: The author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.


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