The Life of Steve Jobs Nick Adams Matthew Radke Stacey McMillin
Young Steven Jobs <ul><li>Born on February 24 th , 1955 in San Francisco, California </li></ul><ul><li>Put up for adoption...
Education <ul><li>Skipped 5 th  grade  </li></ul><ul><li>Took his first electronics  </li></ul><ul><li>class in high schoo...
Education (Cont.) <ul><li>Graduated high school in 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon </li></ul><ul...
The Beginning of A Career <ul><li>Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari </li></ul><ul><li...
Apple <ul><li>Born on April 1 st , 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Apple I designed and prototype built </li></ul><ul><li>First sin...
Apple (Cont.) <ul><li>Apple II designed in the following year </li></ul><ul><li>Operating System loaded automatically </li...
Smooth Sailing <ul><li>Most investors turned Apple down </li></ul><ul><li>Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to...
Smooth Sailing (Cont.) <ul><li>Became publicly traded company in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Launched LISA in 1983 </li></ul><u...
Smooth Sailing (Cont.) <ul><li>Macintosh created to compete with PC </li></ul><ul><li>Marketed for friendliness, not just ...
The Downfall <ul><li>Sales began to plunge </li></ul><ul><li>Wozniak quit Apple in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Board members of...
Still Looking Up <ul><li>After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers </li></ul><ul>...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>NeXT turned a profit for the first time in 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>NeXT software needed to...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs was criticized for wasting money that belonged to the company in 1993 </li></ul><ul>...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs had to make drastic decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft purchased NeXT software </...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs management style had drastically changed </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed and was open to s...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding </li></ul><ul><li>Cr...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>NeXT STEP software was being turned into Mac OS X </li></ul><ul><li>Under Jobs’ guidance ...
Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs held the title of ICEO  </li></ul><ul><li>Very influential impact on the Apple compa...
The New Beginning <ul><li>In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry </li></ul><ul><li>Later that month,  </li></ul...
The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock w...
The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>First project as CEO was the G4 Cube </li></ul><ul><li>Was too expensive  </li></ul><ul>...
The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>Apple wanted software to sync up digital devices </li></ul><ul><li>Was turned down by mo...
The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T...
Portable Audio Revolution <ul><li>Less than a year after iTunes was released, Apple released the iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Or...
Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.) <ul><li>In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Took ov...
More Successful Changes <ul><li>June 6 th , 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.  </li></ul><ul>...
More Successful Changes (Cont.) <ul><li>October 2005, 5 th  generation of iPod was introduced </li></ul><ul><li>Could play...
Pixar <ul><li>Pixar was Jobs’ second company </li></ul><ul><li>Swept the box office with  </li></ul><ul><li>its animated f...
Conclusion <ul><li>Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. The Life of Steve Jobs Nick Adams Matthew Radke Stacey McMillin
  2. 2. Young Steven Jobs <ul><li>Born on February 24 th , 1955 in San Francisco, California </li></ul><ul><li>Put up for adoption a week after birth </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education <ul><li>Skipped 5 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Took his first electronics </li></ul><ul><li>class in high school </li></ul><ul><li>After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett-Packard company where he met Steve Wonzniak during work </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education (Cont.) <ul><li>Graduated high school in 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Dropped out after one semester </li></ul><ul><li>Slept on his friends dorm room floor and dropped in on classes of interest </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Beginning of A Career <ul><li>Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari </li></ul><ul><li>Attended meetings at </li></ul><ul><li>Wozniak’s “Homebrew </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Club” </li></ul><ul><li>Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Apple <ul><li>Born on April 1 st , 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Apple I designed and prototype built </li></ul><ul><li>First single board computer with built-in video interface </li></ul>
  7. 7. Apple (Cont.) <ul><li>Apple II designed in the following year </li></ul><ul><li>Operating System loaded automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller Components & built-in </li></ul><ul><li>circuitry </li></ul><ul><li>In 1976, Jobs looked to hire a </li></ul><ul><li>public relations agency to help </li></ul><ul><li>advertise </li></ul>
  8. 8. Smooth Sailing <ul><li>Most investors turned Apple down </li></ul><ul><li>Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest </li></ul><ul><li>Markkula became chairman </li></ul><ul><li>of Apple in May 1977 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Smooth Sailing (Cont.) <ul><li>Became publicly traded company in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Launched LISA in 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>First commercial </li></ul><ul><li>computer to use GUI </li></ul><ul><li>Unpopular due to its few software programs and high price </li></ul>
  10. 10. Smooth Sailing (Cont.) <ul><li>Macintosh created to compete with PC </li></ul><ul><li>Marketed for friendliness, not just a mindless machine </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular – sold approximately 70,000 Macs in the first 100 days </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Downfall <ul><li>Sales began to plunge </li></ul><ul><li>Wozniak quit Apple in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Board members of Apple met on May 28 th , 1985 and each voted on the removal of Steve from the company </li></ul>
  12. 12. Still Looking Up <ul><li>After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers </li></ul><ul><li>Decided to start his own </li></ul><ul><li>company </li></ul><ul><li>Founded NeXT Computer in 1989 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>NeXT turned a profit for the first time in 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>NeXT software needed to be made more reliable and compatible for consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Company slowly starts going downhill </li></ul>
  14. 14. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs was criticized for wasting money that belonged to the company in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Closed a NeXT factory in that February </li></ul><ul><li>Laid off half of the employees and stopped making computers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs had to make drastic decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft purchased NeXT software </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft came up with $150 million to stake in Apple </li></ul><ul><li>Saved a dying company. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs management style had drastically changed </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed and was open to suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Employees commented that Jobs made experimenting with electronics fun </li></ul>
  17. 17. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding </li></ul><ul><li>Created OpenDoc </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs was very serious about this </li></ul>
  18. 18. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>NeXT STEP software was being turned into Mac OS X </li></ul><ul><li>Under Jobs’ guidance the company increased sales </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced the iMac and other new products </li></ul>
  19. 19. Still Looking Up (Cont.) <ul><li>Jobs held the title of ICEO </li></ul><ul><li>Very influential impact on the Apple company </li></ul><ul><li>By the year 2000, he created even greater advances in new technology </li></ul>
  20. 20. The New Beginning <ul><li>In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry </li></ul><ul><li>Later that month, </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs announced his </li></ul><ul><li>return to the CEO </li></ul><ul><li>position </li></ul><ul><li>Insisted on keeping his $1 annual salary </li></ul>
  21. 21. The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions </li></ul>
  22. 22. The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>First project as CEO was the G4 Cube </li></ul><ul><li>Was too expensive </li></ul><ul><li>and didn’t satisfy a </li></ul><ul><li>certain market </li></ul><ul><li>Lasted only twelve </li></ul><ul><li>months in Apple’s line-up </li></ul>
  23. 23. The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X </li></ul><ul><li>The future of Apple </li></ul>
  24. 24. The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>Apple wanted software to sync up digital devices </li></ul><ul><li>Was turned down by most companies </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs took matters into his own hands and created iLife suite. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The New Beginning (Cont.) <ul><li>In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try out computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with salespeople </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This was a large risk but he knew that people would want to buy them </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Portable Audio Revolution <ul><li>Less than a year after iTunes was released, Apple released the iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Originally only for Mac users </li></ul><ul><li>In July 2002, the new iPod was </li></ul><ul><li>available for Windows users as </li></ul><ul><li>well </li></ul><ul><li>Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players are iPods </li></ul>
  27. 27. Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.) <ul><li>In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market </li></ul>
  28. 28. More Successful Changes <ul><li>June 6 th , 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips. </li></ul><ul><li>This would conserve </li></ul><ul><li>energy on PowerBook </li></ul><ul><li>and iBook </li></ul>
  29. 29. More Successful Changes (Cont.) <ul><li>October 2005, 5 th generation of iPod was introduced </li></ul><ul><li>Could play music </li></ul><ul><li>videos and TV shows </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs announced the </li></ul><ul><li>opening of the iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>video store </li></ul>
  30. 30. Pixar <ul><li>Pixar was Jobs’ second company </li></ul><ul><li>Swept the box office with </li></ul><ul><li>its animated films </li></ul><ul><li>On January 24 th , 2006, Disney </li></ul><ul><li>bought out Pixar for $7.4 billion </li></ul>
  31. 31. Conclusion <ul><li>Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs is an influential man who learned from </li></ul><ul><li>his failures and gained </li></ul><ul><li>maturity from them </li></ul><ul><li>True role model </li></ul>
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