The significance of small steps, tasks and decisions can only be realized when the goal is achieved. The belief that it will be achieved gives you the strength to take the step in the first place.
He stayed back in college till 18 months after dropping out, taking only the courses that interested him.Slept on the floor ,ate from the Hare Krishna temple. He says “ It wasn’t all romantic” but one of the best decisions he ever made.Multiple typefaces and excellent typography were a result of a calligraphy course he took after dropping out.It taught him not only what he wanted to do in life, but also later on served as the origin of invention of multiple typefaces.
An year ago the finest creation in the IT world, Macintosh had been released and there he was, at thirty, naked in the dark, fired from apple.He sees it now as an incident that changed his life in extraordinary measures.When he was out, he created Pixar and NeXT, that we know were marvels in themselves.
He looks in the mirror, asks himself “ Would I be doing what I am going to do today if this were the last day of my life.” If the answer is no for too many days in a row, I know I need a change.Embarrassment, fear of failure, expectations just fall away if you remember you’re going to die.Some day you’ll be cleared away to make way for the new. Your time is now, don’t waste it.
A true visionary who created the first truly personal computer, the Apple, in his garage. Envisioned to target Education and small business industries simultaneously. Did that by forming a whole new company: NeXTApple has now achieved Fortune’s “Most Admired Company” status third year in a row, much attributed to his vision. e.g- The “Rip, Mix, Burn” campaign started by him.
The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor for technological achievement, "bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators". Many say most of Apple’s success is based on three things: He says he shows his employees what is to be done, and how it is to be done efficiently.
Finds it extremely hard to work for anyone elseGreat marketing strategy. Targeted specific sectors optimally with his products.eg- Gives a ‘HIP’ feel to the products meant for the young gen. Voted the second best man to influence what men buy behind barackobama.He loves whatever he does, rather he does whatever he loves and strives for excellence in the same.
Uses oration as a tool to motivate employees and customers .
Came to India in search of enlightenment when he was not sure what he wanted to do.Always strives to improve his products.
He has his whole life been in love with technology and that is what kept him going.
Was rejected by birth parents as well as the first adaption parents. . We all know how wanted he is today.Opened NeXT and co-founded Pixar in the meanwhile and went on to become the CEO of Apple again.Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick, DON’T LOSE FAITH. Its an awfully tasting medicine that would be hard to ingest but would cure the disease.
Steve Jobs<br />CEO, Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation.<br />ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION BY Abhinav Duggal<br />B.Tech III Yr.<br />Comp. Science & Engg.<br />
CONTENTS<br />The Timeline<br />History in the Making<br />Insanely Great Products<br />Apple, Pixar and NeXT<br />The 3 Stories<br />Dropout, Love and Death<br />The Entrepreneur<br />What made him HIM..<br />From the life of a ‘lover’.<br />What we learn<br />References<br />
Wilderness Years<br />Early Years<br />At the top of the world<br />The retreat<br />Beginning of Apple<br />What’s NeXT?<br />Rebuilding Apple<br />1976-1985<br />Apple was founded in 1976 by Jobs and Wozniak with help of funding from Ronald Wayne.<br />They made waves with the first personal computer and soon its improved version.<br />Steve Jobs lured John Scully, the then CEO of Pepsi to act as CEO of Apple.<br />Macintosh was released and the world witnessed Steve Jobs making history.<br />Clash of vision and internal power struggle resulted in Steve Jobs firing from Apple.<br />1955-1976<br />Born in San Francisco, February 24, 1955 and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs<br />Studied at Homestead high school with the genius Steve Wozniak who was later to be the co-founder of Apple.<br />Enrolled at Reed college but dropped out after 18 months.<br />Worked at Atari creating circuit boards, quit it.<br />Visited India in search of enlightenment and went back a Buddhist with a vision that would soon change the world.<br />2003-2009<br />Apple made waves in the whole world with its products and currently enjoys the “Most Admired Company” status.<br />Jobs became one of the most powerful and influential men in the world.<br />Health at a low. Caught a pancreatic cancer.<br />The release of the iPad completed the process of crushing the competition.<br />2009- <br />Has been experiencing some health issues off late has not been able to work at par.<br />His love for technology and passion for Apple continues to throb in his heart. <br />1996-2003<br />Apple bought NeXT in 1996 for $429 million.<br />Steve Jobs was back in Apple and so was NeXT’s technology.<br />Soon was back to the post of CEO, Apple Inc.<br />The decade saw some the most amazing inventions- the iPOD, Macbook, and iTouch being some.<br />1985-1991<br />While he was naked in the dark, he dreamt a whole new venture, NeXT.<br />Envisioned to target the small business and education sector through high end systems.<br />Created two computational masterpieces that were unveiled in the late 80s.<br />Failed drastically due to high-end pricing.<br />1991-1996<br />While in wilderness, he bought The Graphic Group, and founded Pixar.<br />Contracted with Disney to produce computer-animated films.<br />Toy Story was released in 1995, and Pixar kicked off with a huge success and earned worldwide fame and critical acclaim.<br />Later, The Walt Disney Corp. bought Pixar leaving Steve Jobs as the highest stakeholder in Walt Disney.<br />
The I M Possible (2000-yesterday )<br />A New Generation (the 80s)<br />Marvels of the 20th Century (1990-2000)<br />iPOD THE TOUCH GENERATION iPAD<br /> APPLE I APPLE II LISA<br /> MACINTOSH MACBOOKS iPAD<br />Revolutionized the music world in one go. These little pets can be seen hanging from every other neck these days.<br />The first company to marvel the touch screen in a perfectionist manner.<br />The latest masterpiece comes in the form of the tiniest laptop ever at an unimaginable price. Makes waves all over the world.<br />The computer that started it all!<br />The Apple I was Steve Wozniak's <br />first design of a personal computer.<br />also the first computer to work with <br />a keyboard and screen instead of <br />just flashing lights.<br />Widely recognized as the first personal computer as we envision them today. <br />The idea is largely based on Steve Jobs‘ understanding of the very large demand for a computer appliance targeting education and small businesses<br /> The first personal computer to feature<br />a mouse and graphical user interface.<br />Home desktops with the Macintosh operating systems. Experienced tough competition from Microsoft though.<br />Stepped into the HIP generation with amazingly styled laptops offering great performance. Targeted the youth and education sector.<br />Targeted the business sector with high performance laptops with great speed and computing ability.<br />
The workstations that could have changed the world<br />The NeXT Cube- Steve Jobs' desire to build the perfect computer, originally for higher education. First system to implement high level operating system. The original World Wide Web was developed on this system. High end-pricing resulted in the downfall of the system<br />The NeXT Station- NeXT's attempt to save the company. Introduced in September 1990, it was basically a smaller and cheaper Cube.<br />
<ul><li>Bought by Steve Jobs in 1986 after he was fired from Apple.
The Most Critically Acclaimed film studio of all time.
Has received twenty-two Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and three Grammys making a whooping $5.5billion worldwide.
Bought by Disney in 2006 for $7.4 billion, Steve Jobs is a member of the Board of directors of Walt Disney now.
Some of the greatest earners include Toy Story, Monsters Inc. , The Incredibles, Cars, Finding Nemo etc.
Jobs' new Disney holdings (7%) exceed holdings belonging to previous top shareholder ex-CEO Michael Eisner (1.7%) by a huge margin</li></li></ul><li>THE 3 STORIES<br />& A MANTRA<br />.<br />Connecting the dots<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />“<br />You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can connect them only looking backwards. And believing that the dots will connect give you the strength to follow your heart.<br />”<br />
THE DROPOUT<br />“<br />I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and here I was (Reed College) spending all my parents’ money. I was born to be a dropout.<br />”<br />1<br /> Staying back to learn.<br />“It wasn’t all romantic”<br />And the dots DO connect.<br />2<br />3<br />
LOVED AND LOST<br />“<br />How can you get fired from a company you started?<br /> I was out, and publically out. The heaviness of success was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. I had been rejected, but I was still in Love…<br />”<br />Naked in the Dark.<br />A new life, a new hope.<br />Birth of Pixar and NeXT.<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
DEATH<br />“<br />If you live each day as your last, someday you will most certainly be right.<br />”<br />What if it were the last day of my life?<br />Embarrassment, fear of failure and the load of expectations.<br />Your time is NOW.<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
VISIONARY<br />Personal Computing, from a garage.<br />1<br />The education and small business industries.<br />2<br />Apple has now achieved Fortune’s “Most Admired Company” status third year in a row.<br />3<br />People say the man sees inventions coming<br />Quote Unquote<br />“I have a bit of that ‘vision thing’ and I am not afraid to start from the beginning.”<br />
INNOVATOR<br />An endless list of “First Evers” attributed to the man. The PC, the iPod, the Mac, the iPad, the Animation film and many more.. <br />1<br />2<br />Products, products and products…<br />“When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D.” -- Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998<br />3<br />February 1985 Steve Jobs receives the National Medal of Technology from President Reagan.<br />Quote Unquote<br />“Innovation is what distinguishes a Leader from a follower.”<br />
ENTREPRENEUR<br />Nonconformity- He is an independent soul. <br />1<br />2<br />Great marketing strategy. <br />Achievement Motivation- His most obvious trait indeed. <br />3<br />At Apple’s cafeteria the day OS X was released<br />Quote Unquote<br />“It is hard to imagine anyone who is more nonconformist than Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak”<br />-Morebusiness.com<br />
SPEAKER<br />Renowned as “The Keynote legend” all over the world.<br />1<br />He himself unveils all the revolutionary products publically that quickly assume cult following<br />2<br />3<br />A remarkable motivator.<br />At the launch of the first Personal Computer triggering <br />a new era.<br />Quote Unquote<br />“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”<br />
Keeps expanding his horizons, </li></ul> computing, music, movies and <br /> what not..<br />
Love what you do<br /><ul><li> He says, “Find what you love, don’t waste time, do it.” Simple as that.
Madly in Love with technology.</li></li></ul><li>Never Lose Faith<br /><ul><li>Had to grow up knowing he was unwanted.
Fired from Apple Inc in 1985. The company he began.
Caught a pancreatic cancer in 2004. Never stopped working. Recovered within no time.</li></li></ul><li>WHAT THEY SAY<br />He's an aesthete, an artist; driven to make a dent in the universe.<br />-Leander Kahney, Inside Steve’s Brain<br />He, of all the leaders in the industry, has been the most inspiring.<br />-Bill Gates, his archrival.<br />Jobs is notoriously touchy, but he is changing the world, and forces competitors to do better just to try to keep up<br />-Techcrunch.com.<br />ALL HE SAYS<br />“<br />”<br />Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish<br />Not many know, but these words first came at the back of a paperback published in California in the early 60s, and never really gained attention until Steve Jobs uttered them at the Stanford Commencement Speech. <br />
REFERENCES<br />Inside Steve’s Brain - Leander Kahney<br />Biography: Steve Jobs - Darren Vader<br />www.allaboutstevejobs.com<br />www.wikipedia.org<br />www.cultofmac.com<br />images.google.com<br />