The 100 Greatest Steve Jobs Quotes

31. "But then, the rewarding thing isn't merely to start a company or to take it public. It's like when you're a parent. Although the birth experience is a miracle, what's truly rewarding is living with your child and helping him grow up."

Where: Fortune, Jan., 2000.

Commenting on the number of internet start-ups, Jobs cautioned against start-up owners cashing in on their company and losing control of their creation. To Jobs, the satisfaction from building a company didn't come from the money, but the ability to nuture and cultivate company to achieve further success.

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