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Life of Steve Jobs and His Journey through Apple inc.
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  • 1. STEVEN PAUL ‘STEVE’ JOBS Born: February 24, 1955. Died: October 5, 2011.
  • 2. Later he said, “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”
  • 3. Journey continued… In 1974, Jobs joined Atari Inc. as a technician for $5 per working hour. In mid-1974, Jobs went to India to visit Neem Karou Baba at his Kainichi ashram with reed college friends in search of spiritual enlightenment. (But had to move to Hariakhan Baba due to some circumstances) . Returned back to US after 7 months and was found highly influenced by Buddhism and seriously participated Zen Buddhism. In 1975, Jobs started attaining meetings of Homebrew Computer Club with Wozhiak. “Started to get people together to make computers accessible for everyone.”
  • 4. Journey Continued… In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed a company named “Apple Computer Company” and initially started off with selling circuit boards. Later, they started working with Ronald Wayne and founded Apple computer in garage of Jobs parent’s in order to sell it. During those period, the first logo for the apple company was launched and was highly appreciated. The Product or Computer grew in popularity very quickly in the market.
  • 5. Journey of Apple: Apple I Apple II In 1979, Apple II made them earn $ 139,000,000 (139 Million US dollars) In 1981, they went public.
  • 6. Continued… *Macintosh was invented by Jef Raskin, an Apple employee. In 1983, Jobs asked to CEO of Pepsi Co. “John Sculley” to join Apple as its CEO. In 1984, Apple Company produced a super bowl television commercial representing Macintosh which became first commercially successful small computer with Graphical User Interface (gui).
  • 7. Continued… An industry-wide sales slump near the end of 1984, created the deterioration between working relationship between Steve Jobs and John Sculley. Jobs was described as the erratic and temperamental manager as he led the employee work till late evenings and call back them for the work at early morning, slowly he started getting more comments and as was finally asked by Sculley to leave the resignation.
  • 8. Founded NeXT Computer. After leaving Apple, Jobs founded NeXT Computer in 1985, with $7 million. A year later, Jobs was running out of money, and with no product on the horizon, he appealed for venture capital. Eventually, he attracted the attention of billionaire Ross Perot who invested heavily in the company. The NeXT workstation was known for its technical strengths, chief among them its object-oriented software development system. Jobs marketed NeXT products to the financial, scientific, and academic community, highlighting its innovative, experimental new technologies, such as the Mach kernel, the digital signal processor chip, and the built-in Ethernet port.
  • 9. Continued… The revised, second-generation NeXTcube was released in 1990, also. Jobs touted it as the first "interpersonal" computer that would replace the personal computer. With its innovative NeXTMail multimedia email system, NeXTcube could share voice, image, graphics, and video in email for the first time. "Interpersonal computing is going to revolutionize human communications and groupwork", Jobs told reporters. The company reported its first profit of $1.03 million in 1994.
  • 10. Pixar and Disney: Jobs Bought Pixar in $5 Million. The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, with Jobs credited as executive producer, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995. Over the next 15 years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company produced box-office hits A Bug's Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo (2003); The Incredibles(2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007); WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010). Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL- E, Up and Toy Story 3 each received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, an award introduced in 2001. On January 24, 2006, Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion.
  • 11. Return to Apple: Apple Acquired NeXT for $430,000,000 in 1966 and jobs returned to Apple as a chief executives. Apple iMac was introduced in 1998 and its innovative design was directly the result of Jobs’s return to Apple.
  • 12. Continued… The first generation of iPod was released October 23, 2001.
  • 13. Iphone & Ipad: Jobs and his team began work on the first iPhone in 2005 and the first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007.
  • 14. In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with tumor located in his pancreas. He strictly followed the diet and medicines and was successful to remove the tumor. In April 2009, he had a lever transplant. In January 2011, he had a medical leave and was bound under day to day operations. In August 24th 2011, Jobs resigned from CEO of Apple Inc. In October 5th 2011, Jobs died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. After his death, there was massive response from online & media world with 10,000 tweet per second. (Biggest Online reaction of any event in the history.
  • 15. and one more thing…
  • 16. “Your time is limited, so, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs