Steve Jobs – I would say an Innovator and A Dreamer. A man who saved Apple from going bankrupt. He is one of the best CEO in Fortune 500 company who is a very good speaker also. His simplicity (yeah.. watch any his of keynote
address.. no showoff like any other businessman..no suit, no tie.. jst a simple blue jeans and T-shirt) and art of working that appeal me most.
recently I watch “Pirates of Silicon Velly” movie, it’s about Apple and Miscrosoft… Steve Jobs V/s Bill Gates.. after watching this movie I came to know many thing about Steve Jobs, and as he is one of my role model.. writing this entire post to Steve Jobs only.
Steve jobs born in San Francisco on 24th Feb, 1995. He was put up for adoption by his unmarried mother. Jobs did his schooling in California after that he joined HP, where he met Steve Wozniak (with whom he later founded Apple). After school he joined Reed College (at that time Reed College was almost as expensive as Stanford). After 6mth he couldn’t see any value in it so he dropped out and started leaning calligraphy.(thats the main reason why Mac have wonderful fonts like serif ans san sarif)
in 1974, he joined Atari, after bad experience with Atari along with Steve Wozniak, he decided to start his own company, thats how Apple started on 1st April, 1976 (It’s not a April fool 🙂 ) they designed Apple I and Apple II and later on introduce The Macintosh.
At Apple Steve was very charismatic leader but because of internal politics he got fired from Apple in 1985.
We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
— Steve jobs @ Stanford Commencement speech
After get fired from Apple, He started NeXT Computer and later on Pixar ( Pixar created worlds 1st animated film, The Toy Story). In 1996, Apple bought NeXT comuputer.. so Steve Jobs back to the company he founded :). and after in his keynote address in 1997 @ Bostan, he announce partnership with Microsoft..the moment that no one expected. In this keynote address Jobs delivered a speech which later on became Apple’s one of the best Ads.. Think Different campaign.
…You still have to think differently to buy an Apple computer. The people who do buy them do think differently…they are the creative spirits of this world. They’re the people who are not just out to get a job done, they are out to change the world…A lot of times people think they’re crazy. But in that craziness, we see genius. And those are the people we’re making tools for.
— Steve Jobs, Macworld 1997 @ Boston
than onwards both Apple and Steve Jobs never looked back, Apple introduce product after every successful product. Its all started with launching of Mac OS X then iMac, ibook, iTunes, iPod and now latest one iphone. he became iCEO of
Steve Jobs has very charismatic and aggressive personality, he is wellknown for hos electrifying presentation.. anyone who watch his keynote address can tell he is one of the extraordinary speaker. He is magnificent. whatever other people talk about this managerial style, but he is very dedicated to his company, Steve Jobs works for an annual salary of Us $1, and so he hold a world record as the “Lowest paid CEO” in Guinness World Records.
apart from his business career, in his personal life Steve jobs is very philosophical man himself. after drop out from Reed College he came to visit India in search of philosophical enlightenment. You can not down about his philosophy better from his speech at Stanford University.
“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.”
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”
— Steve jobs @ Stanford Commencement speech
I think I have taken enough of your time reading this post and written much about Steve jobs, so now in the end just putting one of the best part I like from his speech @ Stanford Uni.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“You’ve got to find what you love”‘ thats what Steve jobs says 🙂
Related Link : Steve Job’s speech at Stanford University
Steve Job’s Macworld Boston 1997 keynote address
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