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Listen To Steve Jobs Explain How Running A Company Is Like Running A Marathon

In this exclusive audio clip, the late Apple founder explains how Pixar taught him to pace himself.

Journalist Brent Schlender drew from dozens of conversations with Steve Jobs from over a quarter century of reporting to make the case that Jobs' so-called "wilderness years," his time between Apple stints, were some of his most formative.

For the first time, we're offering some of those snippets online. In this clip, Jobs talks about lessons he learned at Pixar. "Pixar has been a marathon, not a sprint," he says. "And I think there are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, 'Why am I doing this?'"

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