38. "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."
Where: Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005.
In 2005, Jobs reflected on his ousting from Apple and declared it life-changing for the better. Apple as a corporation may have stifled Jobs' most sought after asset, his creative mind. Freed from corporate claws, Jobs immediately started a new venture, NeXt; his second computer start-up company.