His personal life born in San Francisco and adoptedby Paul and Clara Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Steve Jobs never graduated Steve Jobs lives with his wife, Laurene Powell and their three children in Silicon Valley. He also has a daughter, Lisa Jobs from a previous relationship. In 2004, there was a cancerous tumor in his pancreas, which was successfully operated upon. Jobs continued to struggle with his health, and in 2009 he underwent a successful liver transplant.
Hisbusinesslife In 1976, Jobs, then 21, and Wozniak, 26, founded Apple Computer Co. in the Jobs family garage. The first personal computer was sold for $666.66. It had a wildly successful IPO, (Initial Public Offering) which made both founders millionaires many times over. Steve Jobs had managed to rope in John Scully of Pepsi to head the marketing function in Apple A tiff with the Apple board and John Scully led to the resignation of Steve Jobs. As soon as he resigned he immersed himself in a new venture. He created NeXTStep and the new machine was called NeXT Computer. The machine was a commercial wash out. Tim Berners-Lee developed the original World Wide Web system at CERN on a NeXT machine. Bitterly disappointed with NeXTStep, Jobs accepted the offer that Apple made him.
Hisbusinesslife Steve Jobs also started Pixar Inc., which produced animated movies such as Toy Story (1995); A Bug’s Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo (2003); and The Incredibles (2004). This venture has made him one of the most sought after men in Hollywood. He introduced the iPod in 2003. Later he came up with iTunes, which was a digital jukebox. Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple in August 2011 and subsequently assumed the role of Chairman of the Board.
CommencementSpeech at StanfordUniversity - 2005 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ67D3IUTR4
Hisgreatquotes A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. Steve JobsApple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes? Steve JobsBe a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve JobsDesign is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve JobsI think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better. Steve Jobs
More of hisquotes It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now. Steve JobsPretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. Steve JobsSometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. Steve Jobs
And more and more of hisquotes … The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay. Steve JobsTo turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. Steve JobsYou can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. Steve Jobs
It has beensaid … Jobs is also known as the one man who could have upstaged Bill Gates. But Jobs was as excited about innovation as Bill Gates was interested in making money.
Milestones Steve Jobs added a position as Chairman, Co-Founder at Apple. (8/24/11) Steve Jobs added a position as Founder at NeXT Steve Jobs added a position as Founder at Pixar. Steve Jobs added a position as CEO at Apple.
Steve wrote … To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you. Steve