STEVEN PAUL ‘STEVE’ JOBS
Born: February 24, 1955.
Died: October 5, 2011.
Later he said, “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course
in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or
proportionally spaced fonts.”
In 1974, Jobs joined Atari Inc. as a
technician for $5 per working hour.
In mid-1974, Jobs went to India to visit
Neem Karou Baba at his Kainichi ashram
with reed college friends in search of
spiritual enlightenment. (But had to move to
Hariakhan Baba due to some
Returned back to US after 7 months and
was found highly influenced by Buddhism
and seriously participated Zen Buddhism.
In 1975, Jobs started attaining meetings
of Homebrew Computer Club with
“Started to get people together to make
computers accessible for everyone.”
In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed
a company named “Apple
Computer Company” and initially
started off with selling circuit
boards. Later, they started working
with Ronald Wayne and founded
Apple computer in garage of Jobs
parent’s in order to sell it. During
those period, the first logo for the
apple company was launched and
was highly appreciated.
The Product or Computer grew in
popularity very quickly in the
Journey of Apple:
In 1979, Apple II made them
earn $ 139,000,000 (139 Million
In 1981, they went public.
*Macintosh was invented by
Jef Raskin, an Apple
In 1983, Jobs asked to CEO of
Pepsi Co. “John Sculley” to join
Apple as its CEO.
In 1984, Apple Company
produced a super bowl television
Macintosh which became first
commercially successful small
computer with Graphical User
An industry-wide sales slump
near the end of 1984, created the
deterioration between working
relationship between Steve Jobs
and John Sculley.
Jobs was described as the erratic
and temperamental manager as
he led the employee work till late
evenings and call back them for
the work at early morning, slowly
he started getting more
comments and as was finally
asked by Sculley to leave the
Founded NeXT Computer.
After leaving Apple, Jobs founded NeXT
Computer in 1985, with $7 million. A year
later, Jobs was running out of money, and
with no product on the horizon, he appealed
for venture capital. Eventually, he attracted
the attention of billionaire Ross Perot who
invested heavily in the company.
The NeXT workstation was known for its
technical strengths, chief among them
its object-oriented software development
system. Jobs marketed NeXT products to the
financial, scientific, and academic
community, highlighting its innovative,
experimental new technologies, such as
the Mach kernel, the digital signal
processor chip, and the built-in Ethernet port.
The revised, second-generation NeXTcube was
released in 1990, also. Jobs touted it as the first
"interpersonal" computer that would replace the
personal computer. With its
innovative NeXTMail multimedia email system,
NeXTcube could share voice, image, graphics,
and video in email for the first time.
"Interpersonal computing is going to
revolutionize human communications and
groupwork", Jobs told reporters.
The company reported its first profit of
$1.03 million in 1994.
Pixar and Disney:
Jobs Bought Pixar in $5 Million.
The first film produced by the partnership, Toy
Story, with Jobs credited as executive producer,
brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when
it was released in 1995. Over the next 15 years,
under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the
company produced box-office hits A Bug's
Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters,
Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo (2003); The
Incredibles(2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007);
WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010).
Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-
E, Up and Toy Story 3 each received the Academy
Award for Best Animated Feature, an award
introduced in 2001.
On January 24, 2006, Jobs and Iger announced that
Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock
transaction worth $7.4 billion.
Return to Apple:
Apple Acquired NeXT for
$430,000,000 in 1966 and
jobs returned to Apple as a
Apple iMac was introduced in
1998 and its innovative design
was directly the result of
Jobs’s return to Apple.
The first generation
of iPod was released October
Iphone & Ipad:
Jobs and his team began work
on the first iPhone in 2005 and
the first iPhone was released on
June 29, 2007.
In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with tumor located
in his pancreas. He strictly followed the diet and
medicines and was successful to remove the
In April 2009, he had a lever transplant.
In January 2011, he had a medical leave and was
bound under day to day operations.
In August 24th 2011, Jobs resigned from CEO of
In October 5th 2011, Jobs died due to
complications from pancreatic cancer.
After his death, there was massive response from
online & media world with 10,000 tweet per
second. (Biggest Online reaction of any event
in the history.