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Biography of Steve Job - Apple Founder - The person behind Apple's success

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Biography Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs was born in California, United States on February 24, 1955. Steve Jobs had a father named Abdulfattah Jandali a visiting student from Syria who later became a professor of political science. His mother's name has a mother named Joanne Simpson.


Since the baby, Steve Jobs adopted Paul and Clara Jobs who live in Santa Clara County California. This adoptive parent gave the name of Steve Jobs. His biological parents later married and gave him a younger sister named Mona Simpson who is now famous as a novelist.

Steve Jobs passed middle and high school in Cupertino, Califonia. It is said he is often after school hours teaching at the Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. So it's no wonder that soon after that he and Steve Wozniak soon became part-time workers at this company.

In 1972, Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, and was accepted at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after one semester. But he immediately enrolled in Reed College, one of the things learned here on calligraphy.
... If I have never been kicked out of a place of study for only one semester, maybe the current Mac won't have multiple typefaces or proportional fonts - Steve Jobs
In the fall of 1974, Steve Jobs returned to California and began attending the "Homebrew Computer Club" meeting with Steve Wozniak.

Steve Jobs and Wozniak together worked at Atari Inc., a well-known computer game maker, with the position of a game designer. His motivation at that time was to raise money for a spiritual journey to India.

Steve Jobs then traveled to spiritual enlightenment to India with his friend at Reed College, Daniel Kottke, who later became Apple's first employee.

Returning from India he became a Buddhist with shaved hair and wearing traditional Indian clothing (monk?).

During this time he practiced psychedelics (a kind of meditation, at that time Jobs was often considered strange because walking barefoot on Snow - this was a kind of mindfulness meditation). These are the two or three most important things in life that he has ever done in his life.

Founded Apple Computer

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first macintosh

In Steve Jobs' biography, it is known that, in 1976, Steve Jobs at the age of 21, and Seteve Wozniak at the age of 26, founded Apple Computer Co. in the garage belonging to the Jobs family. The personal computer introduced by Jobs and Wozniak was named Apple I.

The computer was sold for US $ 666.66, as a reference to the telephone number of Wozniak's Dial-A-Joke machine, which ended with -6666.

In 1977, Jobs and Wozniak introduced the Apple II, which became a huge success in the household market and gave Apple a big influence on the young personal computer industry.

In 1980, Apple Computer listed its name on the stock exchange, and with a successful initial stock offering, Jobs's fame grew. That same year, Apple Computer released the Apple III, although its success was not as good as before.

As Apple Computer developed, the company began looking for new leadership to help regulate the company's development.

In 1983, Jobs hooked John Sculley, from the Pepsi-Cola company, to lead Apple Computer, with the challenge, "Do you want to sell carbon drinks for the rest of your life, or will you change the world?" (Do you want to just sell sugared water for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?).

That same year, Apple also released the Apple Lisa whose technology was classified as very advanced at the time but failed to reach buyers in market share.

1984 became the year of introduction of the Macintosh, the first computer to be successfully sold to the market by presenting a graphical user interface.

Mac development was driven by Jef Raskin and the team used technologies that were not developed by Apple, such as Xerox's PARC.

But it hasn't been commercialized yet. The success of the Macintosh led Apple to abandon the Apple II to develop the Mac production, which has survived to this day.

Steve Jobs Quit Apple Computer

Although Jobs is very persuasive and charismatic for Apple, many consider him an easy-going, emotional leader.

In 1985, after causing many leadership problems in Apple, Sculley dismissed Jobs from his post and expelled him from Apple.

In Steve Jobs' biography, it is known that after leaving Apple, Jobs founded a computer company again, NeXT Computer which, like Lisa, NeXT, was very advanced in terms of technology, but never became famous, except in the scope of scientific research.

(Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web system at CERN using a NeXT workstation.) But NeXT helped advance technologies such as object-oriented programs, PostScript, and magneto-optical devices.

Return to Apple Company

In 1996, Apple bought NeXT for US $ 402 million, and brought Jobs back to the company he founded. In 1997 he became a temporary leader at Apple after the departure of Gil Amelio.

With the purchase of NeXT, many technologies from NeXT were applied to Apple products, especially NeXTSTEP, which developed into Mac OS X. Under the guidance of Jobs the company increased its sales after introducing the iMac.

The iMac is the first computer to be sold with a priority to its appearance (although the iMac also uses a lot of advanced technology in it). Since then, attractive looks and well-known brands have benefited Apple.

Lately, Apple began to develop its wings. With the introduction of the iPod portable music instrument, iTunes software, and the iTunes Music Store, the company is making a breakthrough in the field of personal electronic equipment and online music.

While stimulating innovation, Jobs also reminded his subordinates that, "genuine artists produce results," (real artists ship) which means that, producing works on time is as important as innovation and accurate products.

The figure of the success of the Apple company

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apple company
Jobs worked at Apple for several years with a salary of US $ 1 / year. Therefore he was listed in the book Guinness World Records as "the leader of the company with the lowest salary" (Lowest Paid Chief Executive Officer).

After Apple began to achieve resale profits, the company let go of its title as caretaker leader. At present his income at Apple is US $ 219 million, according to an article written on the Bloomberg website in 2003.

Jobs was greatly admired for his expertise in convincing people and becoming a superior salesman, often dubbed the reality distortion field and this was evident when he gave keynote speeches on Apple expos.

However, his persistence has also been unlucky. The violence of his head might have caused Apple to lose a golden opportunity to become a leader in the personal computer field.

His reluctance to let other companies make computers that are compatible with Macintosh resulted in Apple having to swallow defeat in capturing existing computer users.

The hardware and software company finally decided to adopt the IBM PC platform that uses an operating system made by Microsoft. Microsoft then also catch up with Apple by developing a graphical user interface of their own, Microsoft Windows.

Founded Pixar Studio

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pixar studio
In 1986 Jobs founded (with Edwin Catmull) Pixar, a computer animation studio in Emeryville, California. The company was founded from what was once Lucasfilm's computer graphics division, which Jobs bought from its founder, George Lucas, for US $ 10 million.

A decade later, Pixar developed into fame and success with its breakthrough film Toy Story. Since that time Pixar has produced films that won Academy Awards, namely Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

Because of his leadership at Pixar and also his establishment at Apple, Jobs is considered by many entertainment industry observers as a candidate for successor to Michael Eisner as the leader of The Walt Disney Company, which distributes and funds Pixar films.

On August 25, 2011, Apple Inc.'s founder and president (CEO), Steven Paul Jobs finally officially decided to resign. But he is still remembered by the world community for his works.

Starting in 1976 he issued Apples l. His works continued to develop until the last year in 2010 he issued an iPad which had shocked the world.

Steve Jobs Died

Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. After wrestling with pancreatic cancer that has gnawed at his body for the past few years. The news "Steve Jobs died" was announced by Apple's leadership on Wednesday evening October 5, 2011.

The Silicon Valley icon is remembered for his services in entertaining the world with the iPhone iPod and finally the iPad. Last August, he just handed over the position of CEO to Tim Cook.

Steve Jobs himself is known as a legend at Apple, arguably the most innovative technology maestro of the century. Good luck the maestro.

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