The significance of small steps, tasks and decisions can only be realized when the goal is achieved. The belief that it will be achieved gives you the strength to take the step in the first place.
He stayed back in college till 18 months after dropping out, taking only the courses that interested him.Slept on the floor ,ate from the Hare Krishna temple. He says “ It wasn’t all romantic” but one of the best decisions he ever made.Multiple typefaces and excellent typography were a result of a calligraphy course he took after dropping out.It taught him not only what he wanted to do in life, but also later on served as the origin of invention of multiple typefaces.
An year ago the finest creation in the IT world, Macintosh had been released and there he was, at thirty, naked in the dark, fired from apple.He sees it now as an incident that changed his life in extraordinary measures.When he was out, he created Pixar and NeXT, that we know were marvels in themselves.
He looks in the mirror, asks himself “ Would I be doing what I am going to do today if this were the last day of my life.” If the answer is no for too many days in a row, I know I need a change.Embarrassment, fear of failure, expectations just fall away if you remember you’re going to die.Some day you’ll be cleared away to make way for the new. Your time is now, don’t waste it.
A true visionary who created the first truly personal computer, the Apple, in his garage. Envisioned to target Education and small business industries simultaneously. Did that by forming a whole new company: NeXTApple has now achieved Fortune’s “Most Admired Company” status third year in a row, much attributed to his vision. e.g- The “Rip, Mix, Burn” campaign started by him.
The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor for technological achievement, "bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators". Many say most of Apple’s success is based on three things: He says he shows his employees what is to be done, and how it is to be done efficiently.
Finds it extremely hard to work for anyone elseGreat marketing strategy. Targeted specific sectors optimally with his products.eg- Gives a ‘HIP’ feel to the products meant for the young gen. Voted the second best man to influence what men buy behind barackobama.He loves whatever he does, rather he does whatever he loves and strives for excellence in the same.
Uses oration as a tool to motivate employees and customers .
Came to India in search of enlightenment when he was not sure what he wanted to do.Always strives to improve his products.
He has his whole life been in love with technology and that is what kept him going.
Was rejected by birth parents as well as the first adaption parents. . We all know how wanted he is today.Opened NeXT and co-founded Pixar in the meanwhile and went on to become the CEO of Apple again.Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick, DON’T LOSE FAITH. Its an awfully tasting medicine that would be hard to ingest but would cure the disease.
CEO, Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation.
ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION BY
MBA 1ST YR
History in the Making
Insanely Great Products
Apple, Pixar and NeXT
The 3 Stories
Dropout, Love and Death
What made him HIM..
What we learn
From the life of a ‘lover’.
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a keyboard and screen instead of
for a computer appliance targeting
just flashing lights.
education and small businesses
The workstations that could have changed the world
The NeXT Cube- Steve Jobs' desire to build the perfect
computer, originally for higher education. First system to
implement high level operating system. The original World Wide
Web was developed on this system. High end-pricing resulted in
the downfall of the system
The NeXT Station- NeXT's attempt to save the
company. Introduced in September 1990, it was
basically a smaller and cheaper Cube.
o Bought by Steve Jobs in 1986 after he was fired from Apple.
o The Most Critically Acclaimed film studio of all time.
o Has received twenty-two Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and three Grammys making
a whooping $5.5billion worldwide.
o Bought by Disney in 2006 for $7.4 billion, Steve Jobs is a member of the Board of directors
of Walt Disney now.
o Some of the greatest earners include Toy Story, Monsters Inc. , The
Incredibles, Cars, Finding Nemo etc.
o Jobs' new Disney holdings (7%) exceed holdings belonging to previous top shareholder exCEO Michael Eisner (1.7%) by a huge margin
THE 3 STORIES
& A MANTRA
Connecting the dots
. . .
“ You connect them the dots looking forward,And
only looking backwards.
believing that the dots will connect give you the
strength to follow your heart.
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life
and here I was (Reed College) spending all my
parents’ money. I was born to be a dropout.
Staying back to learn.
2 “It wasn’t all romantic”
3 And the dots DO connect.
LOVED AND LOST
How can you get fired from a company you started?
I was out, and publically out. The heaviness of success
was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner
again. I had been rejected, but I was still in Love…
1 Naked in the Dark.
2 A new life, a new hope.
3 Birth of Pixar and NeXT.
If you live each day as your last, someday you
will most certainly be right.
What if it were the last day of
Embarrassment, fear of failure
and the load of expectations.
Your time is NOW.
The education and small business
People say the man sees inventions coming
Personal Computing, from a garage.
Apple has now achieved Fortune’s
“Most Admired Company” status third
year in a row.
“I have a bit of that ‘vision thing’ and I am not afraid to start from the beginning.”
Products, products and products…
February 1985 Steve Jobs receives the National
Medal of Technology from President Reagan.
An endless list of “First Evers” attributed to
the man. The PC, the iPod, the Mac, the
iPad, the Animation film and many more..
“When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM
was spending at least 100 times more on
-- Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998
“Innovation is what distinguishes a Leader from a follower.”
Nonconformity- He is an independent
Great marketing strategy.
Achievement Motivation- His most
obvious trait indeed.
At Apple’s cafeteria the day OS X was released
“It is hard to imagine anyone who is more nonconformist than Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak”
At the launch of the first Personal Computer triggering
a new era.
Renowned as “The Keynote legend” all
over the world.
He himself unveils all the revolutionary
products publically that quickly assume
A remarkable motivator.
“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”
Keep looking, don’t settle
Never satisfied with himself.
Keeps expanding his horizons,
computing, music, movies and
Love what you do
He says, “Find what you love, don’t
waste time, do it.” Simple as that.
Madly in Love with technology.
Never Lose Faith
Had to grow up knowing he was unwanted.
Fired from Apple Inc in 1985. The company
Caught a pancreatic cancer in 2004. Never
stopped working. Recovered within no time.
WHAT THEY SAY
He's an aesthete, an artist; driven to make a dent in the universe.
-Leander Kahney, Inside Steve’s Brain
He, of all the leaders in the industry, has been the most inspiring.
-Bill Gates, his archrival.
Jobs is notoriously touchy, but he is changing the world, and forces competitors to do
better just to try to keep up
ALL HE SAYS
“ Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish ”
Not many know, but these words first came at the back of a paperback
published in California in the early 60s, and never really gained attention
until Steve Jobs uttered them at the Stanford Commencement Speech.
Inside Steve’s Brain - Leander Kahney
Biography: Steve Jobs - Darren Vader