The Revolutionary Inventor
Steve Jobs' Life Influences/Upbringing
The Product that Changed the World
Steve Jobs in Another Time Period
Steve Jobs was an interesting character with unique personality traits. He was insanely imaginative, so he was able to create products beyond anyone's wildest dreams. However his two most defining traits were his determination and ability to talk anyone into doing anything he wanted. Jobs was so determined that he was crazy enough to believe that he could change the world, which is exactly what he ended up doing. His people skills made him "the ultimate salesperson" (Himmel). He was able to talk anyone into doing something (for example he talked the shirt off a kid's back in elementary school) or sell anything to anyone. These three traits worked in junction with each other to create "the ultimate businessperson" (Kall). His determination created the drive, his imagination created the product, and his people skills sold the product. That being said, he lived in the perfect time period for his skills and personality traits to be of maximum potential. He basically pioneered a new way of thinking for businesses everywhere. Computers existed, however only the gigantic ones that took up a whole room and were the complete opposite of user-friendly. Normal people at this time did not engage in the world of electronics, except for Steve Jobs (who was not normal at all). Jobs wanted to create computers that every single household would own, which was perfect for the time Jobs was living in. The computer had been invented, but it needed a revolutionary innovation. For this reason I think that Jobs was perfectly suited for his time, and he reached his full potential. However, with character traits and skill sets like Jobs', he could have been successful at any point in history. He always knew he was special, so inevitably he would have done something or created something revolutionary. He would have been able to talk anyone into doing anything no matter what, which is always a positive. In an earlier time period, Jobs' personality traits would have come into play more, since humanity as a whole was more naive and he would have easily manipulated people to do what he needed. In a later time period, his imagination and ingenuity would have prevailed. In the modern world we live in, the craziest and most revolutionary ideas are what stick out among the others; coming up with those ideas were Steve Jobs' specialty. Jobs' determination would have helped him at any point in the history of the universe. If I had Steve Jobs' abilities, I would invent a device that everyone owns in their home. It would be something that people would not know they need until they own it, which is exactly what Jobs wanted to do. The device would maybe be something that helps you travel faster like a teleportation device. I could also innovate something that only advanced research companies own and make it available to a common person. The important part is not specifically what I would make, but rather that I invent something or innovate some complex contraption and put it in every single household in the US.