Young Steven Jobs Born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California Put up for adoption a week after birth Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college
Education Skipped 5th grade Took his first electronicsclass in high school After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett- Packard company where he met Steve Wonzniak during work
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
The Beginning of A Career Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari Attended meetings atWozniak’s “HomebrewComputer Club” Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers
Apple Born on April 1st, 1976 Apple I designed and prototype built First single board computer with built-in video interface
Apple (Cont.) Apple II designed in the following year Operating System loaded automatically Smaller Components & built-incircuitry In 1976, Jobs looked to hire apublic relations agency to helpadvertise
Smooth Sailing Most investors turned Apple down Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest Markkula became chairmanof Apple in May 1977
Smooth Sailing (Cont.) Became publicly traded company in 1980 Launched LISA in 1983 First commercialcomputer to use GUI Unpopular due to its few software programs and high price
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
The Downfall Sales began to plunge Wozniak quit Apple in 1985 Board members of Apple met on May 28th, 1985 and each voted on the removal of Steve from the company
Still Looking Up After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers Decided to start his owncompany Founded NeXT Computer in 1989
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
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
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.
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
Still Looking Up (Cont.) Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding Created OpenDoc Jobs was very serious about this
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
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
The New Beginning In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry Later that month,Jobs announced hisreturn to the CEOposition Insisted on keeping his $1 annual salary
The New Beginning (Cont.) Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions
The New Beginning (Cont.) First project as CEO was the G4 Cube Was too expensiveand didn’t satisfy acertain marketLasted only twelvemonths in Apple’s line-up
The New Beginning (Cont.) The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X The future of Apple
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.
The New Beginning (Cont.) In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could: 1. Try out computers 2. Test software 3. Meet with salespeople This was a large risk but he knew that people would want to buy them
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 wasavailable for Windows users aswell Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players are iPods
Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.) In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market
More Successful Changes June 6th, 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips. This would conserveenergy on PowerBookand iBook
More Successful Changes (Cont.) October 2005, 5th generation of iPod was introduced Could play musicvideos and TV shows Jobs announced theopening of the iTunesvideo store
Pixar Pixar was Jobs’ second company Swept the box office withits animated films On January 24th, 2006, Disneybought out Pixar for $7.4 billion
Conclusion Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine Jobs is an influential man who learned fromhis failures and gainedmaturity from them True role model
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