More than a decade after his death, Steve Jobs is still inspiring entrepreneurs around the world. At Vox Media's Code 2022 conference, close friends and family members of the business icon and Apple co-founder, including his widow Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple head Tim Cook, and iPhone designer Jony Ive, announced that they had recently launched the Steve Jobs Archive, an online collection of inspirational writings from Jobs. 

At the conference, Powell Jobs said that she hoped the Archive could be a "place to draw inspiration from Steve's life and work, spurring new generations to make their own contributions to our common future."

Here are three key lessons for life and business from the Archive: 

1. Be grateful for those around you 

In an email Jobs sent to himself in September of 2010, a year before his death, he acknowledged his dependence on those around him, writing that he didn't grow his own food, make his own clothing, or invent most of the technology he worked with in his life. "I love and admire my species, living and dead, and am totally dependent on them for my life and well being," the founder wrote. 

The founder reportedly would sometimes take credit for ideas that he hadn't originated, which led to conflict with people like Ive. The email serves a reminder from Jobs to himself, and now the rest of us, to stay humble, and to remember that no person can thrive without the help of countless others, both friends and strangers.

2. Make mistakes, then keep working 

In a 1984 interview with Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz, then a journalist, Jobs said that your personal aesthetics get more refined as you make mistakes, so giving yourself the space to make lots of mistakes is necessary to make something truly great. 

Jobs added that it doesn't take any more energy or money to make something great. "All it takes is a little more time--not that much more--and a willingness to do so: a willingness to persevere until it's really great." The lesson? Be patient. It may not seem like you're making progress, but every mistake and setback will give you a deeper understanding of what makes your business unique.   

3. Don't lose your beginner mentality 

During his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs told the graduating class that one of the most creative periods of his life began in 1985 when he was fired by Apple. Jobs said that he didn't see it then, but getting fired was the best thing that could've happened to him. 

Said Jobs, "the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything." Losing the company he founded kicked Jobs out of a comfortable routine, and forced him to rethink the industry he'd revolutionized. By approaching problems from the perspective of a beginner, you can think up solutions that diverge from the previously agreed-upon way of doing things.