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STEVEN PAUL JOBSHe was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple.He was co-founder, and previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios.He was named Apple advisor in 1996, interim CEO in 1997, and CEO from 2000 until his resignation. He formed Apple Computer in its garage with Steve Wozniak and Ronald in 1976. APPLE LOGO IN 1977
Q: What can we learn from Apples struggle to innovate duringthe decade before you returned in 1997? A: You need a very product-oriented culture, even in a technologycompany. Lots of companies have tons of great engineers and smart people.But ultimately, there needs to be some gravitational force that pulls it alltogether. Otherwise, you can get great pieces of technology all floating aroundthe universe. But it doesnt add up to much. Thats what was missing at Applefor a while. There were bits and pieces of interesting things floatingaround, but not that gravitational pull.
LET’S TAKE A QUICK LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE TOP INVENTIONS OF STEVE JOBS. The First Apple
APPLE G4 In 2001, Apple introduced the G4 with dual 1.25 GHz processors and 512 MB of RAM, upgradeable to 2GB. It also featured the Apple SuperDrive, which combines a DVD-R and a CD-RW drive. A 120 GB Hard Drive rounded out the package. It sold for $3,300 without a monitor.