By: Nicole Borrell, Joe Royall, Tyler Batts,
Broadwater, and Brittany Barney
“Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with
Steve Wozniak. Under Job’s guidance, the
company pioneered a series of revolutionary
technologies, including iPhone and iPad.”
Born: February 24th, 1955
San Francisco, California
Adopted by Clara and Paul
In 1976, at age 21, Steve Jobs paired with college
friend, Steve Wozniak, and developed the first
personal computer in Jobs' garage.
By 1980, Apple became a publicly traded company
with a market value of $1.2 billion on its first day of
between a leader and a
- Steve Jobs
Attitude for being in charge.
Paid close attention to detail
Determined, driven and
Innovative ideas that brought
in a lot of revenue.
“Jobs is ranked #1 for his leadership and power
in influencing 5 industries.”
In 1986, Jobs purchased and became CEO of an
animation company that we now know as Disney
In 2006, Jobs sold Pixar to
Disney for $7.4 billion
A Bug’s Life
Wanted to create a product that met the demand for the
Products were constantly sent back to the lab, new ideas were
killed, or new features were required if they didn’t meet
Organizational Level of analysis is also the primary focus of this
Apple stays with its simplistic style.
The company might make subtle
tweaks to its products, but it
remains user friendly.
New hardware and technological
advances accommodates the rapid
changes we experience in every
Steve wanted to create a great product and hoped his
customers would love it to.
Wasn’t friendly, but wanted Apple to succeed.
Even though he wasn’t the most pleasant person to
work with, but former Apple employees respected him
for his continuous advancements and high standards.
Jobs was fired by the board of directors in 1985
because he was described as being very controlling
After 12 years, Jobs
returned as CEO of
Apple because the
company was close
Able to communicate ideas effectively. Always maintained singular instincts
in making decisions on Apple products.
- Disturbance-handler: Returned to Apple to rescue from bankruptcy.
In 2009, Jobs took a 6 month leave for a liver
In 2011, Jobs took another leave for unknown
reasons, but came back later that year to
introduce the iPad 2.
August 24th, 2011, Steve Jobs resigns as CEO.
Establishes Tim Cook as the new CEO.
Trait- how he acts in apple’s environment
High energy level, appearance, aggressiveness, self
reliance, persuasiveness, dominance.
- Task oriented, highly critical of Apple products and employees.
He handled the situation of running the organization very well because of how
he has acted.
Even though Jobs was harsh, he is described, by many previous employees, as
charismatic. He also inspired loyalty, enthusiasm, and high levels of
performance in the company.
October 5th, 2011
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