Steve Jobs Biography

Steve Jobs, Businessman
Born asSteven Paul Jobs
Occup.Businessman
FromUSA
SpouseLaurene Powell Jobs
BornFebruary 24, 1955
San Francisco, California, USA
DiedOctober 5, 2011
Palo Alto, California, USA
CausePancreatic cancer
Aged56 years
Steve Jobs, the cutting-edge and visionary founder of Apple Inc., was born upon February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. His parents, Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, were two young, unwed college graduates, who put him up for adoption. Paul and Clara Jobs, an accountant and also a housewife, embraced Steve and elevated him in Mountain View, California.

Jobs' rate of interest in technology as well as electronic devices created throughout his youth, specifically with his relationship with Bill Fernandez and also his participation in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Explorer Club. While participating in Homestead High School, he satisfied Steve Wozniak, that would certainly become his Apple co-founder.

In 1972, Jobs began researching at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. However, he left college after just six months, instead opting to participate in creative classes like calligraphy, which would later motivate Apple's unique typography.

In 1976, Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne built the initial Apple computer, the Apple I. Jobs offered his Volkswagen van to help fund the job, while Wozniak sold his HP calculator. Apple Inc. was officially established on April 1, 1976, noting a new period in the world of personal computers.

The Apple II, released in 1977, came to be Apple's flagship item, and it revolutionized the PC market. In 1978, Jobs welcomed John Sculley, the previous PepsiCo exec, to sign up with Apple as CEO. Adhering to the launch of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, Jobs was gotten rid of from the business in a stroke of genius led by Sculley.

Undeterred by this problem, Jobs started NeXT Inc. in 1985, a sophisticated hardware as well as software business. Although NeXT computer systems were technically premium, they were costly and failed to bring in mass-market customers. However, the firm played a crucial role in the growth of the World Wide Web.

In 1986, Jobs ventured right into the computer animation industry by obtaining the Graphics Group from Lucasfilm, relabeling it Pixar Animation Studios. The firm's initial attribute film, Toy Story, came to be a large success, establishing the stage for even more smash hits, and in 2006, Pixar combined with Disney.

Twelve years after his unconstrained departure from Apple, Jobs made a victorious return as the business's CEO in 1997. Identifying the possibility in Jobs' concepts, Apple bought NeXT, and Jobs began the process of renewing the brand, transforming it into one of the most beneficial companies on the planet.

Under Jobs' leadership, Apple created revolutionary products like the iMac, iPod, apple iphone, and iPad. Jobs' unrelenting concentrate on advancement and easy to use products made sure Apple's continued success.

Steve Jobs fought pancreatic neuroendocrine lump, an unusual type of pancreatic cancer cells, for a number of years. In August 2011, he resigned as CEO and also was done well by Tim Cook. Jobs continued to work as Chairman of the Board until his fatality on October 5, 2011.

Steve Jobs remained one of one of the most prominent numbers in innovation and also business. His contributions to the sector resound long after his death, acting as an eternal testimony to his intense passion, outstanding creative thinking, as well as transformative effect on the lives of millions around the world.

Our collection contains 98 quotes who is written / told by Steve, under the main topics: Leadership - Business - Design.

Related authors: John Sculley (Businessman), Steve Wozniak (Businessman), Paramahansa Yogananda (Leader), Anthony Michael Hall (Actor), Michael Fassbender (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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98 Famous quotes by Steve Jobs

Small: Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn
"Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn"
Small: Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer whos voting thumbs up or thumbs down. T
"Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it's not up to par, it's our fault, plain and simply"
Small: I think its brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides
"I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent"
Small: Your time is limited, dont waste it living someone elses life
"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life"
Small: The only way to do great work is to love what you do
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do"
Small: The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel
"The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel, you have to read a novel - one that reads like a mystery to most people. They're not going to learn slash q-z any more than they're going to learn Morse code. That is what Macintosh is all about"
Small: Were going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen
"We're going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact"
Small: The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date
"The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment"
Small: Older people sit down and ask, What is it? but the boy asks, What can I do with it?
"Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'"
Small: The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a spac
"The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay"
Small: Pointing is a metaphor we all know. Weve done a lot of studies and tests on that, and its much faster t
"Pointing is a metaphor we all know. We've done a lot of studies and tests on that, and it's much faster to do all kinds of functions, such as cutting and pasting, with a mouse, so it's not only easier to use but more efficient"
Small: In most peoples vocabularies, design means veneer. Its interior decorating. Its the fabric of the curta
"In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design"
Small: What we want to do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been,
"What we want to do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use. This is what iPhone is. OK? So, we're going to reinvent the phone"
Small: Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest
"Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest"
Small: I want to put a ding in the universe
"I want to put a ding in the universe"
Small: Im an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really
"I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals"
Small: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do w
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it"
Small: Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma - which is l
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition"
Small: Youll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be com
"You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent"
Small: You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that its humorous, all the attention to it, because i
"You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me"
Small: You cant just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it bu
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new"
Small: You cant connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to t
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life"
Small: Woz is living his own life now. He hasnt been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will g
"Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history"
Small: With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at
"With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do. Literally can blow it away. Corporate America has a need that is so huge and can save them so much money, or make them so much money, or cost them so much money if they miss it, that they are going to fuel the object revolution"
Small: We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Ap
"We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn't forced to be the systems integrator"
Small: We made the buttons on the screen look so good youll want to lick them
"We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them"
Small: We hire people who want to make the best things in the world
"We hire people who want to make the best things in the world"
Small: We dont get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is
"We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we've chosen to do with our life"
Small: To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovat
"To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines"
Small: This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kin
"This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now?"
Small: This is what customers pay us for - to sweat all these details so its easy and pleasant for them to use
"This is what customers pay us for - to sweat all these details so it's easy and pleasant for them to use our computers. We're supposed to be really good at this. That doesn't mean we don't listen to customers, but it's hard for them to tell you what they want when they've never seen anything remotely like it"
Small: First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, were going to bring multi-touch to the ma
"First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, we're going to bring multi-touch to the market. And each of these revolutionary interfaces has made possible a revolutionary product - the Mac, the iPod and now the iPhone"
Small: Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future
"Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future"
Small: Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes
"Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes"
Small: Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive oute
"Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together"
Small: Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works"
Small: Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper,
"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works"
Small: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things"
Small: Ill always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life Ill sort of have the thread of my
"I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back"
Small: Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know
"Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know it eight years later (with the introduction of the Mac). But then, the company had a decade in which it took a nap"
Small: The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a natio
"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone"
Small: The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they dont und
"The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they don't understand the software parts of it. And so you really can't make the products that you can make at Apple anywhere else right now. Apple's the only company that has everything under one roof"
Small: My favorite things in life dont cost any money. Its really clear that the most precious resource we all
"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time"
Small: If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle. As with all matters of the heart, youll know whe
"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on"
Small: The reason we wouldnt make a seven-inch tablet isnt because we dont want to hit a price point, its beca
"The reason we wouldn't make a seven-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point, it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen"
Small: The seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete wit
"The seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad"
Small: The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manag
"The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That's a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long"
Small: Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car.
"Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh"
Small: Ive always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do
"I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do"
Small: I think were having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And were always trying to do b
"I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better"
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