Steve Jobs

The Apple Man

About Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. He also co-founded and served as cheif executive of Pixar Annimaiton Studios. Jobs was part of many great new technologies that we have today. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology.

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful -- that's what matters to me."

Obsticals

Steve Jobs did not always have it easy when he was with Apple. Several of their products suffered significant design flaws resulting in recalls and consumer disapointment. Some believed Jobs was hurting Apple, and executives began to phase him out due to a power strugle with the board of directors. In 1985, Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO to begin a new hardware and software company called NeXT, Inc. The following year Jobs purchased an animation company from George Lucas, which later became Pixar Animation Studios. Despite Pixar's success, NeXT, Inc. floundered in its attempts to sell its specialized operating system to mainstream America. Apple eventually bought the company in 1997 for $429 million. That same year, Jobs returned to his post as Apple's CEO.

Career Goals

Steve Jobs had five secrets of success that he lived by. They were to embrace failure, be focused, pursure your passions, even if they are impracticle, be insistent, and don't be afraid of confrontation. Jobs also always said that he knew he was going to die early in life so he wanted to be successful early in his life.