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Never seen before: Steve Jobs talks innovation, legacy

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A newly-released video of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs can give today's entrepreneurs food for thought.

Within a 1994 unscripted interview by the Silicon Valley Historical Association, Jobs discusses risk, failure, his own experiences, and learning the value of creating your own environment. The footage, donated by the Association, documents how the late co-founder views his work as becoming "obsolete" after his lifetime in the fast-paced field of technology.

Unlike the construction of a church or the creation of a painting, Jobs understood that technological innovation is about contributing in a way that makes future creation possible, commenting:

"You're building up a mountain, and you get to contribute your layer of sedimentary rock to make the mountain that much higher -- but no-one on top of the mountain will see it. They'll stand on it and they will appreciate it."

The full 60-minute documentary, Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur, is available for download. To watch a clip, view the video below:

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— By on June 19, 2013, 12:35 AM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure