From the day he was born on
February 24, 1955, Steven Paul Jobs
has been blazing his own path. As the
CEO of Apple Computer and CEO and
Chairman of Pixar, Jobs is today
recognized as one of the top leaders
and visionaries of both the computer
and entertainment industries and is
worth an estimated $4.4 billion. Steve
Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's
iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes,
has died on October 5, 2011, when
he was 56 years old.
The visionary that changed the lives of millions.
February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011
Steve Jobs Life
Born 24th Feb, 1955 in San Francisco, Steve was an adopted child.
He did his schooling from Los Altos city and later dropped out from his
Studied Eastern mysticism.
At 19, got his first job at video-game manufacturer Atari.
Had interest in electronics.
He Skipped 5th grade
Took his first electronics class in high school
After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett Packard company where he
met Steve Wonzniak during work.
Steve Jobs Life
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-
“didn’t have a drom room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for
the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday
night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.
Steve Jobs Life
Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari
Attended meetings at wozniak’s
“Homebrew Computer Club”
Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers. For
this Jobs sold his Volkswagen van while Wozniak sold his Hewlett-
Packard Scientific calculator. Jobs named their company – Apple in
memory of a happy summer he had spent as an orchard worker in
Steven and Apple
Apple Computer – April 1st 1976
Apple’s first sales – The Byte Shop, a local retailer
First public appearance at the Personal Computer
Festival in 1976
Born on April 1st, 1976
Apple I designed and prototype built
First single board computer with built-in
Steve and Apple (contd)
First Macintosh – January 24, 1984
Tyranny, chairmanship and marketing
Apple went public on December 12, 1980,
Steve market value jumped fro $7.5 million to
$ 217.5 million
Apple II designed in the following year
Operating System loaded automatically
Smaller Components & built-in circuitry
In 1976, Jobs looked to hire a public relations agency to help advertise.10
Most investors turned Apple down
Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula Decided to invest
Markkula became chairman of
Apple in May 1977
Became publicly traded company in 1980
Launched LISA in 1983
First commercial computer to use GUI
Unpopular due to its few software programs
and high price
Micintosh created to compute with PC
Marketed for friendliness, not just a mindless
Very popular – sold approximately 70,000 Macs in
the first 100 days 11
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 Stove from the
At 30 Jobs, however, was fired from the company he co-founded with Steve
Wozniak. He left the company after losing a bitter battle over control with
Apple’s CEO John Sculley (whom Jobs had recruited from Pepsi Cola).
Dawnfall – parting from Apple
Steve Later Said:-
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that
getting fired from Apple was the best thing
that could have ever happened to me. The
heaviness of being successful was replaced
by the lightness of being a beginner again,
less sure about everything. It freed me to
enter one of the most creative periods of
Starting all over again
Decided to start his own
Company. Founded Next
Computer in 1989
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
Jobs was criticized for wasting
money that belonged to the
company in 1993. Closed a
NeXT factory in the February.
Laid off half of the employees
and stopped making computers.
Also Started Pixar
Pixar, however was a success story. The company started
the first computer-animated film, the Toy Story and when
Pixar’s stock went public, Jobs became in instant
Job Back with a Vengeance
Meanwhile, his old company, Apple was under immense pressure from rival
Microsoft in 1996 posted billions of dollars in losses.
In December 1996 Jobs convinced Apple to buy NeXT and make it’s software the
foundation of the next-generation Mac OS.
The technology he developed at NeXT became the catalyst of Apple’s comeback.
Initially appointed as Apple’s adviser, Steve Jobs was named Apple’s interim CEO
Ouster and comeback…..
Creation of NeXT
“Pixar animation studios” and the first Oscar
Declining Apple’s market share
December 20, 1996 Apple bought NeXT
Welcomed back the company’s founder as “informal
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 was available
for Windows users as well
Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players
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
from PowerPC chips
to Intel chips.
This would conserve
energy on PowerBook
According to Mayers – Briggs type
Indicator (MBTI) Steve Job is on ENTJ
…….. Jobs on the job!
Dealing with employe
1976: Steve wozniak & Steve jobs starts apple
1984: Macintosh Pc debuts
1985: Jobs leaves Apple
1986: Funds Pixar Animation Studios
1997: Rejoins Apple as interim CEO
1998: iMac desktop computer unveiled
2001: iPod unveiled
2007: iPhone launched
2010: Apple begins selling iPad
Aug 9, 2011: Apple briefly becomes world’s
most valuable company
Aug 24, 2011: Jobs steps down as Apple CEO
Oct 5, 2011: Jobs dies after battle with cancer
The prominent style of Steve
He used to say that:- I save time even on thinking what to wear every morning.”
World of Apple’s CEO
Jobs believes that everything happens for a reason and although that reason
may be hard to see at the time, sometimes you need to just sit back and
have faith that things will work out in the end. Trusting your own decisions is
often one of the most difficult but necessary and rewarding experiences.
U.S. Smartphone Market share
Steve jobs Honors and Awards
2013 Posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend.
Grammy Trustees Award, an award for those who have influenced the
music industry in areas unrelated to performance.
Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California
Museum for History, Women and the Arts.
2007 Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune magazine.
1989 '’Entrepreneur of the Decade'’ by Inc. magazine
1987 Jefferson Award for Public Service
1985 National Medal of Technology (with Steve Wozniak)
You know, we don’t grow most of the
Food we eat. We wear clothes other
People make. We speak a language
That other people developed. We use
A mathematics that other people
Evolved….. I mean, we’re constantly
Taking things. It’s wonderful
Taking things. It’s constantly
Ecstatic felling to create something
That puts it back it back in the pool of human
Experience and knowledge.