You’ve heard about Steve Jobs or probably, you use the iPad, iMac, iPod, MacBook, iphone or any of the i-Stuffs. Read a bit about the brain behind these revolutionary products.
Steve Jobs was born in February 24, 1955 to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble who both gave him up for adoption at an early age.
He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs who named him Steven Paul Jobs
It’s on record that his youth was riddled with frustrations especially over formal schooling .
Jobs experimented with several pursuits before starting Apple Computers in 1976 with Steve Wozniak whom he had met in high school.
Jobs started Apple at age 21 in a family garage.
The entrepreneurial venture was funded after Jobs sold his Volkswagen bus while Wozniak sold his beloved scientific calculator.
Jobs and Wozniak are credited with revolutionizing the computer industry by democratizing the technology and making the machines smaller, cheaper, intuitive and accessible to everyday consumers.
Executives of Apple phased out Jobs as CEO of Apple when Apple lost market share to IBM, believing Job’s ideas was hurting the company
In 1985, Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO to begin a series of other companies, starting with a company called NeXT.
Later Apple bought one of the companies Job had newly created and that was how Jobs came back as Apple CEO.
He died in 2011 following a battle with Pancreatic cancer.
Hmmn, did you note a few things about this great guy?
- He was an adopted Child. Does that ring a bell?
- He had a frustrating start
- At a point in his life, he sacrificed what he had to pursue a higher dream
- He had ‘crazy’ out-of-the-box ideas and believed in them. At times his ideas got him into trouble but with persistent pursuit, he was successful in the end.
- He may not have lived that long but he made positive contributions to change his world?
Watch this documentary on the life and times of Steve Jobs
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