Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. Jobs and Wozniak revolutionized the computer industry by democratizing the technology. And for everyday consumers machines were made smaller, cheaper, intuitive and accessible. Wozniak conceived of a series of user-friendly personal computers, and—with Jobs in charge of marketing—Apple initially marketed the computers for $666.66 each.appmon
While Jobs was always an intelligent and innovative thinker, his youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. He always said do not restrict learning to classrooms or mandatory programs. We should have a holistic knowledge and should seek out different experiences in life. He said have passion for what you do. He loved electronics and the way he used to hook up digital chips. He was passionate and because of that had the perseverance to see it through. Also, work is going to fill a large part our life, we should want to find what we love. As to satisfy ourselves we should first make ourselves believe that our work is great. He knew what team work was. He said, ” Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Demand greatness you will perform better than your potential.
Apple suffered design flaws, resulting in recalls and consumer disappointment. IBM suddenly excelled in sales and then Apple had to compete with an IBM/PC-dominated business world. For that time he said “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” It is important to realize that success is not a destination.It is a process, which teaches valuable lessons but may seem mundane. Thomas Edison tried and failed over 10,000 times in the creation of the light bulb! Where he got 10,000 ways by which bulbs couldn’t be made!
When Apple was at its infant stage, Jobs acted with a realization that he had great idea and vision but alone he couldn’t complete that “big picture”. He looked at his ideas and accordingly recruit people to do so i.e. he became leader, not a specialist. Those innovative visions of him distinguished between a leader and followers.
October 5, 2011, he passed away. After battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade, Steve Jobs died in Palo Alto. He was 56 years old.
He said “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
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