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The lifeofstevejobs


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  • 1. The Life of Steve Jobs
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 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 atWozniak’s “HomebrewComputer Club” Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers
  • 6. Apple Born on April 1st, 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-incircuitry In 1976, Jobs looked to hire apublic relations agency to helpadvertise
  • 8. Smooth Sailing Most investors turned Apple down Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest Markkula became chairmanof Apple in May 1977
  • 9. 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
  • 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 28th, 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 owncompany 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 hisreturn to the CEOposition 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 expensiveand didn’t satisfy acertain marketLasted only twelvemonths 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: 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
  • 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 wasavailable for Windows users aswell 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 6th, 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips. This would conserveenergy on PowerBookand iBook
  • 29. 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
  • 30. Pixar Pixar was Jobs’ second company Swept the box office withits animated films On January 24th, 2006, Disneybought 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 fromhis failures and gainedmaturity from them True role model