Getting to Know Steve Jobs

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You could probably come up with a pretty good list fairly quickly if you were asked to name a company whose sleek products have become crazy popular. But if we were to acquire more specific, asking you to name the company that is super popular for its cell phones, not to mention laptops and tablets known for their ingenuity and easy user interface, Apple would probably be your first guess.

The iPhone-iPad-iTunes-AppleWatch-world of today is something that most all of us are familiar with, and most of us own at least one of their products. And they aren’t just used on a personal scale; Apple’s products are used in huge business corporations all the way down to interactions between small business owners and their customers.

There’s no question about it; Apple is an extensively respected and loved brand, and their products are chosen by business men and women everywhere. And why not? When you consider Apple, you likely imagine Steve Jobs, among the most famous businessmen of our time. And although he was actually earning crazy amounts of money by his mid-twenties, it’s intriguing to note that finances weren’t a big focus for Jobs. He said, “I was lucky to get into computers when it was a very young and idealistic industry. There weren’t many degrees given in computer science, so people in computers were great people from mathematics, physics, music, Zoology, whatever. They loved it, and nobody was really in it for the price […] There are people around here who start off companies just to make money, but the great companies, well, that’s not what they’re about.”

Jobs became one of the most successful businessmen in the world, his beginnings were fairly average. Following his adoptive mother’s death, he made contact with his birth mother, a connection he maintained for the rest of his life.

He type of struggled in school while he was growing up, and described himself as an aloof, too. But one of the things that is so interesting about him is that, while he’s known for his participation in the tech industry, he actually loved the humanities as well. He put it this way: “I always thought of myself as a humanities person as a kid, but I liked electronics … then I read something that one of my heroes, Edwin Land of Polaroid, mentioned about the importance of people who could stand at the intersection of humanities and sciences, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do.”

And while he may have battled in his younger years in school, things changed for him in high school, when he was exposed to some of the world’s great literature, reading Shakespeare and Plato and other classics. He also experimented with drugs, and would later say that LSD ranked right up there when it came to things he ‘d done that had been necessary in his life.

He was a religious man that was interested in Buddhism and eastern religious thought. This must have been shaped, in part, by the several months he spent in India when he was a younger man, and that experience forever had a part in how he thought and got through his life from that time forward.

It’s always exciting to hear the background story of a crazy successful company, and Apple’s story doesn’t disappoint. It’s interesting to know that this company, which is enormous today, started rather humbly as an operation in Steve’s drive way with his friend, Steve Wozniak. He would later say, “Of all the inventions of humans, the computer is going to rank near or on top as history unfolds and we reminisce. It is the most amazing tool that we have ever invented. I feel extremely lucky to be at exactly the right place in Silicon Valley, at specifically the right time, historically, where this invention has taken form.”

And though Jobs was one of the founders of the company, he later went and resigned on to head NeXT, some other successful computer company. Years later, Apple purchased NeXT, and Jobs became the CEO again at a critical time. When he took over, the company wasn’t doing that well, and it was under his leadership that it was turned around and put on the track that brought it to where it is today.

obs had pancreatic cancer, and died in October of 2011, leaving a pretty amazing legacy in his professional field. He holds well over 400 patents, and the footings that he gave to that company are foundational to how far it has come and where it will go in the future.

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( The resources for this post stemmed from the following source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs).

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