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Jobs, King Of The Geeks

  1. 1. Jobs: King of the Geeks (A Notable Entrepreneur)
  2. 2. The Legend <ul><li>A regular, “Beethoven of Business,” Steve Jobs is the Charismatic CEO of Apple Computers, and a wildly successful entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $5 Billion. </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs is a radical and innovative leader who has revolutionized many industries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In the Beginning… <ul><li>Steve got his start in technology at Rice University in Portland, but dropped out after only a year to take a job at Atari™. </li></ul><ul><li>It was there that he met fellow electronics enthusiast, and friend Steve Wozniak. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Big Apple <ul><li>Wozniak had previously developed a better personal computer, but had been turned down by several companies when he tried to find a producer. </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs convinced Wozniak to leave his job at Atari, and start Apple computers with him in the family garage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Great Success! <ul><li>The fledgling company grew quickly, making both of them millionaires many times over. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1986, Jobs forfeited his job as CEO at Apple to found NeXT computing, another electronics firm. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Side Projects <ul><li>In 1986, Jobs bought the small computer graphics firm, Pixar, off of Lucasfilm for a paltry $10 Million. </li></ul><ul><li>The small company went on to great success, having produced nine major motion pictures, grossing several billion dollars. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Return to Apple <ul><li>NeXT Computing was bought out by Apple in 1996 for $448 million, with Jobs coming back as CEO. </li></ul><ul><li>The company had been struggling for some time, but under the new (old) management, the company flourished once again. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Even Greater Success! <ul><li>Jobs brought the world a multitude of innovative products, each of which left the competition struggling to keep up. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, Disney bought out Pixar for $7.6 Billion, making Jobs their biggest shareholder by far, with 7.2% of the company’s stock. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Decoding Steve Jobs: Trust the Art, Not the Artist - Bill Taylor; Voices - . Web. 22 Sept. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Kiviat, Barbara. &quot;The 2008 Time 100.&quot; Time Magazine 2008. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Schlender, Brent. &quot;The power of Steve Jobs - Nov. 27, 2007.&quot; Business, financial, personal finance news - . Web. 22 Sept. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Steve Jobs Profile.&quot; CrunchBase, The Free Tech Company Database . Web. 22 Sept. 2009. <>. </li></ul>
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  11. 11. <ul><li>While Jobs has been described as egomaniacal and micromanaging, no one can deny that his forthrightness and ingenuity have changed the world to a great degree, and his entrepreneurial activities have become some of the largest businesses on the planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, Jobs maintains a seat atop Disney’s Board of Directors, and takes a dollar a year in salary from Apple as it’s CEO. </li></ul><ul><li>One can only imagine what iProduct he’ll unveil next. </li></ul>