How can you get fired from a company? You’ve started well, as Apple grew. We hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me and for the first year or so things went well, but then our visions of the future began to diverge, and eventually we had a falling out when we did our Board of Directors.
Sided with him, and so at 30 I was out and very publicly out what had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone and it was devastating. I really didn’t know what to do. For a few months. I felt that I’d, let the previous generation of entrepreneurs, down that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me.
I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure and I even thought about running away from the valley, but something slowly began to dawn on me.
I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit I’d, been rejected, but I was still in love, and so I decided to start over. I didn’t, see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened.
To me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner, again less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life during the next five years.
I started a company named next. Another company named Pixar and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the world’s first computer animated feature film Toy Story and is now the most successful animation studio in the world.
In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought next and I returned to Apple and the technology we developed it. Next is at the heart of Apple’s, current Renaissance and Laureen, and I have a wonderful family.
Together I’m. Pretty sure none of this would have happened. If I hadn’t been fired from Apple, it was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life’s. Gon na hit you in the head with a brick don’t lose faith.
I’m, convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did you’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is gonna 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.
If you haven’t found it yet keep looking and don’t settle as with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it and like any great relationship, it just gets better and better. As the years roll on so keep looking don’t settle [ Music, ], [ Applause, ], [, Music ], you