PROFILE OF TWOVISIONARIES : BILLGATES &STEVE JOBS PRESENTED BY: PRAVEEN Sidola
Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect BASIC – 1975 COBOL & FORTRAN - 1980 IBM partnership MS - DOS 1983 STEVE BALLMER as a advisorWilliam Henry "Bill" Gates JON SHIRLEY brought orders to MS October 28, 1955 Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985 1990 MS monopoly
Founder and interim chief executive officer of Apple Dream : To develop affordable & easy to use PC In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula Licensed BASICSteven Paul JobsFebruary 24, 1955 Vision : GUI-OS Macintosh – GUI – Introduced Mouse & on screen Icons Apple dwarfed MS Problem brewing with success STEVE replaced by JOHN SCULLY - 1985
Apple at turn of Century• 1998 :Steve returned as interim CEO of Apple.• i-MAC• The MAC is an expression of Jobs creativity & innovation. These were simple , stylish & internet friendly computer.• Changed as Manager & Leader
Leadership StylesBill Gates Steve JobsTransformational Leader Average LeaderMotivator & Persuader Highly InnovativeShared Authority Centralized AuthorityParticipative Style Autocratic StyleModerate Risk Taker High Risk Taker
Managerial PracticesBill Gates Steve JobsUnderstand limitations of oneself DictatorialDelegates things demandingEmployee management Can’t anticipate threatOrganized Overconfident & TacticalUnderstands needs Learns from mistakes
Future Trends• Microsoft sees new opportunities quickly & innovates them into new products• Gates SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) watch has a miniature central processing unit and a small but powerful FM radio antenna.• The Microsoft-powered mobile phone (Smart phone) is already out in the market.• Microsoft has constructed a "concept" home that reveals how we may live just a few years from now.• The company has increased its research and development budget and will spend nearly $7 billion on R&D this year
Future Trends• The new name and device represent APPLE’s strategic shift away from its origins as a personal computing company.• Adopting consumer product strategy, Apple will aim to become the hub of the digital home.• To fulfil this strategy, we predict that Apple will launch new products, re-engineer the Apple Store, and expand into in-home installation services.