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Steve jobs

  1. 1. Steve Jobs By Samir shah
  2. 2. Steven Paul Jobs • Born in 1955 in Green Bay, Wisconsin • Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs to live in Santa Clara, California • Graduated high school in Cupertino, California
  3. 3. Education • Jobs went to Reed College in Portland Oregon • He studied Poetry, Literature, and Physics • After one semester, Jobs dropped out of school, but still attended some classes
  4. 4. Steves • Jobs met Steve Wozniak shortly after they both left school while working for HewlettPackard • “Woz” was an incredibly talented engineer, especially in electronic gadgets • While developing a “blue box” device, Jobs convinced Woz to sell it to Berkeley students.
  5. 5. The Beginnings of Apple • After spending time in India in 1974, Jobs returned to America • He visited with Woz the homebrew computer club, but was not content with just the creation of electronics.
  6. 6. continue • Jobs convinced Woz to help him create a personal computer, the Apple I • Jobs, with marketing help from a friend, had the vision of creating a computer company that would make and sell pc’s. • After selling his Volkswagon mini-bus, and asking Woz to sell his scientific calculator, the two raised enough money to create Apple Computers.
  7. 7. Apple • Jobs and Woz sold the Apple I in 1976 for $666, making over $776,000 from sales • In 1977, the two released the Apple II, a single board computer with onboard ROM and a color video interface.
  8. 8. Positive Growth • From 1977 to 1983, Apple continued to grow exponentially. • After the failure of the Apple III and Lisa, Jobs needed a new computer that could compete with the IBM PC.
  9. 9. The Macintosh • In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, the first personal computer with a graphical user interface. • It had 128K of memory, and was expandable. • Along with the mouse, the Macintosh was the most revolutionary computer made up to that point.
  10. 10. Microsoft and John Sculley • In 1985, Bill Gates convinced Jobs to license the graphical user interface in the Macintosh to create Windows, which could run on IBM PC’s. • As sales of the Macintosh took off, CEO John Sculley thought that Jobs was hurting Apple’s success, and gradually forced Jobs to leave.
  11. 11. NeXT • Jobs project in the late 1980’s to mid 90’s was NextStep • A new computer company based on an object oriented software platform, NeXT failed first as a hardware company, then as a software company • Apple similarly did very poorly in the early and mid 90’s, brought on by poor leadership and stagnating computer design
  12. 12. The Second Coming of Jobs • In 1996, Apple bought NeXT, and with it came Steve Jobs. • In 2000, Jobs became the full CEO of Apple, after the success of the iMac, the first computer mainly marketed for its looks.
  13. 13. Return to Profitability and Innovation • Jobs continues to innovate the computer industry, spearheading projects like the iPod, iTunes and its Music Store, and high end computer • Under Jobs’ watch, Apple has entered a new phase of growth and profitability, fueled by his imagination and quest for perfection
  14. 14. Sources • • l • • • • Butcher, Lee. “Accidental millionaire : the rise and fall of Steve Jobs at Apple Computer” New York, Paragon House 1988.