“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
- Steve Jobs
The man responsible for bringing a revolution for music connoisseurs, collectors, artistes and the entire music industry across the world, Steve Jobs, was more of an innovator rather than just being an entrepreneur. Described as a visionary, pioneer and a genius by millions of techies around the world, Jobs gave the world a reason to enjoy music and change the way of looking at the normal computers, read as PC or personal computers, and laptops!
(Steve Jobs in his early career, when he co- founded Apple Computer)
Steve Jobs shared a great camaraderie with Wozniak as they met through a common friend in 1971 and later they were working together for Hewlett-Packard Company when Jobs was nineteen and Wozniak was twenty four. Together they co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 along with Ronald Wayne to sell the Apple 1 personal computer kit. Together, they formed a team, a team that would rock the world! A team that would be written in the history books for its inventions and innovations in the field of technology. In 1984, Jobs introduced Macintosh, what is now called as Mac, which then was the first successful computer with a graphical user interface. However, in 1985 due to internal conflicts Jobs had to resign from Apple and later founded NeXT Computer with $7 million in the same year. This company was later bought by Apple Inc. in 1997. In 1986, he bought The Graphics Group from George Lucas’s Lucasfilm and renamed it as Pixar.
Steve was one visionary who never gave up which can be clearly seen from his life during his second stint at Apple Inc. It was in 1995, when Apple Computer was at its lowest point in history and the then CEO of the company, Gil Amelio called for Steve as an informal advisor. Then it was in the year 2000, that Steve Jobs took the reins of Apple as the CEO. Prior to that, in order to save the company from getting sabotages under debts, Jobs unveiled an unprecedented partnership with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in 1997, who invested $150 million in Apple. Apple on its part included Internet Explorer browser on the Mac. However he bid adieu to the world on 5th October 2011 at the age of 56. One of the most celebrated people in technology and business; he is credited of single-handedly changing the world of online music, creating a smart phone, well known as iPhone, and leading Pixar Studios to dominate computer animation. He was one of the most admired CEOs with a take home of $1 as salary in 2010. Even though it may sound too fictitious but it is the truth!
(The ideas of a visionary that will be followed by millions!)
"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?" This was the line Steve used to lure John Sculley into becoming Apple's CEO, according to Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 and had been fighting with the proliferating disease since then. His cause of death is yet unknown but it is believed to be the same ailment. Our hearty salutes to the man who not just brought a company back but gave the entire world a new meaning to look at the traditional computers, phones and MP3 players. Steve Jobs, the man who can be termed as a pioneer of modern technological revolution!!!
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