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  • 1. The Life of Steve Jobs Nick Adams Matthew Radke Stacey McMillin
  • 2. Young Steven Jobs
    • Born on February 24 th , 1955 in San Francisco, California
    • Put up for adoption a week after birth
    • Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college
  • 3. Education
    • Skipped 5 th grade
    • Took his first electronics
    • class in high school
    • After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett-Packard company where he met Steve Wonzniak during work
  • 4. Education (Cont.)
    • Graduated high school in 1972
    • Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon
    • Dropped out after one semester
    • Slept on his friends dorm room floor and dropped in on classes of interest
  • 5. The Beginning of A Career
    • Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari
    • Attended meetings at
    • Wozniak’s “Homebrew
    • Computer Club”
    • Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers
  • 6. Apple
    • Born on April 1 st , 1976
    • Apple I designed and prototype built
    • First single board computer with built-in video interface
  • 7. Apple (Cont.)
    • Apple II designed in the following year
    • Operating System loaded automatically
    • Smaller Components & built-in
    • circuitry
    • In 1976, Jobs looked to hire a
    • public relations agency to help
    • advertise
  • 8. Smooth Sailing
    • Most investors turned Apple down
    • Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest
    • Markkula became chairman
    • of Apple in May 1977
  • 9. Smooth Sailing (Cont.)
    • Became publicly traded company in 1980
    • Launched LISA in 1983
    • First commercial
    • computer to use GUI
    • Unpopular due to its few software programs and high price
  • 10. Smooth Sailing (Cont.)
    • Macintosh created to compete with PC
    • Marketed for friendliness, not just a mindless machine
    • Very popular – sold approximately 70,000 Macs in the first 100 days
  • 11. The Downfall
    • Sales began to plunge
    • Wozniak quit Apple in 1985
    • Board members of Apple met on May 28 th , 1985 and each voted on the removal of Steve from the company
  • 12. Still Looking Up
    • After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers
    • Decided to start his own
    • company
    • Founded NeXT Computer in 1989
  • 13. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • NeXT turned a profit for the first time in 1992
    • NeXT software needed to be made more reliable and compatible for consumers
    • Company slowly starts going downhill
  • 14. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • Jobs was criticized for wasting money that belonged to the company in 1993
    • Closed a NeXT factory in that February
    • Laid off half of the employees and stopped making computers
  • 15. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • Jobs had to make drastic decisions
    • Microsoft purchased NeXT software
    • Microsoft came up with $150 million to stake in Apple
    • Saved a dying company.
  • 16. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • Jobs management style had drastically changed
    • Relaxed and was open to suggestions
    • Employees commented that Jobs made experimenting with electronics fun
  • 17. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding
    • Created OpenDoc
    • Jobs was very serious about this
  • 18. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • NeXT STEP software was being turned into Mac OS X
    • Under Jobs’ guidance the company increased sales
    • Introduced the iMac and other new products
  • 19. Still Looking Up (Cont.)
    • Jobs held the title of ICEO
    • Very influential impact on the Apple company
    • By the year 2000, he created even greater advances in new technology
  • 20. The New Beginning
    • In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry
    • Later that month,
    • Jobs announced his
    • return to the CEO
    • position
    • Insisted on keeping his $1 annual salary
  • 21. The New Beginning (Cont.)
    • Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions
  • 22. The New Beginning (Cont.)
    • First project as CEO was the G4 Cube
    • Was too expensive
    • and didn’t satisfy a
    • certain market
    • Lasted only twelve
    • months in Apple’s line-up
  • 23. The New Beginning (Cont.)
    • The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X
    • The future of Apple
  • 24. The New Beginning (Cont.)
    • Apple wanted software to sync up digital devices
    • Was turned down by most companies
    • Jobs took matters into his own hands and created iLife suite.
  • 25. The New Beginning (Cont.)
    • In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could:
        • Try out computers
        • Test software
        • Meet with salespeople
        • This was a large risk but he knew that people would want to buy them
  • 26. Portable Audio Revolution
    • Less than a year after iTunes was released, Apple released the iPod
    • Originally only for Mac users
    • In July 2002, the new iPod was
    • available for Windows users as
    • well
    • Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players are iPods
  • 27. Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.)
    • In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes
    • Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market
  • 28. More Successful Changes
    • June 6 th , 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.
    • This would conserve
    • energy on PowerBook
    • and iBook
  • 29. More Successful Changes (Cont.)
    • October 2005, 5 th generation of iPod was introduced
    • Could play music
    • videos and TV shows
    • Jobs announced the
    • opening of the iTunes
    • video store
  • 30. Pixar
    • Pixar was Jobs’ second company
    • Swept the box office with
    • its animated films
    • On January 24 th , 2006, Disney
    • bought out Pixar for $7.4 billion
  • 31. Conclusion
    • Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine
    • Jobs is an influential man who learned from
    • his failures and gained
    • maturity from them
    • True role model