iCon : Steve Jobs Jeffery Young And William Simon
Steve Jobs is one lesser known great personality amongst the Indian youth. This book helped me know more about the apple CEO, who is one of the greatest business tycoons in the world.
Steve Jobs was an ordinary student in school and collage. He worked under Steve Wozniac in his summer holidays. Later, these two, along with Ronald Wayne became the co-founders of Apple. The foundation of apple was a major turnaround in Steve Job’s life, he rose to fame with it. They founded Apple in the year 1976. In 1985, a power struggle developed between Jobs and CEO John Sculley, who had been hired two years prior. Apple's board of directors supported Sculley and Jobs was removed from his managerial duties. Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT Inc. the same year
In 1996, Apple buys neXt for $325 million. This meant the return of Steve Paul Jobs to the company he had co-founded. The time he was not working with apple, the company suffered big losses and the only silver lining for them was many schools adopted their apple II. In 1986, Jobs purchased Disney’s Pixar Studios. In 2004. they renewed their contract with Pixar. Toy Story 1 and 2, Wall-E, The incredible hulk are some movies produced under Pixar
My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.