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Steve Jobs – Pioneer Creative Thinker

Steve Jobs – Pioneer Creative Thinker

May 29, 2013

Steve Jobs best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. started Apple in his parent’s garage with his friend Steve Wozniak (Woz) when he was just 20 years old, he loved what he did early in his life they worked hard and in 10 years Apple grew from just the two of them in a garage into a 2 billion dollar company with over 4K employees.

Woz one of the most important persons in Steve’s life they first met when he was 13 and Woz was 18 years old.  They soon crossed paths again after Steve’s first and only semester in college, he was currently working at Atari at the time as a video game maker.  Woz  interest in electronics had grown stronger, he was regularly attending meetings of a group of early computer hobbyists called the Homebrew Computer Club. They were the real pioneers of personal computing, a collection of radio jammers, computer professionals and enlightened amateurs who gathered to show off their latest prowess in building their own personal computer or writing software.

At Homebrew Woz built his own computer board plus he just wanted to have one for himself. Steve took interest and he quickly understood that his friend’s brilliant invention could be sold to software hobbyists, who wanted to write software without the hassle of assembling a computer kit. Jobs convinced Woz to start a company for that purpose: Apple Computer was born on April 1, 1976.

Jobs left Apple in 1985 after a power struggle with the board of directors he then focused on changing the hardware industry and founded NeXTSTEP computer, a machine based on UNIX and allowed for object oriented programming, another breakthrough that made writing software much faster and more reliable. Apple later acquired NeXTSTEP with Jobs back as CEO bringing Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability.

He was also known as co-founder and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios previously known as The Graphics Group (Lucasfilm) producing innovative computer animations such as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc. and more.

Key people in Steve’s life that inspired him such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Ansel Adams, Edwin Land, Akio Morita and many more, to view all of his heroes: http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/keypeople.php

Steve Jobs (Feb 24 1955 – Oct 5 2011)

Please watch Remembering Steve Jobs in which he urges us to pursue our dreams, do what we love and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks.

To Learn more about Steve Job’s Life please visit:

http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/shortbio.php


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