Growth Mindset Biography

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born on February 24,1955 in San Francisco California. Steve spent his childhood in silicon valley, he was the type of kid that didn't like sports but did competitive swimming. But as a child he loved computers and other gadgets. He would go in his neighbors garage who worked for Hewlett-Packard (a computer company) As he got older he went to Crittenden Middle school, the area was very poor and he often got bullied and then he told his parents he wants to transfer schools. His mom and dad agreed and moved to Los Altos, wherte he attended Cupertino junior high. Later he joined the Hewllett-Packard explore club and than he saw his first computer at the age of 12 and he knew when he would be older he would work with computers. After high school, Jobs went to Reed Collage in Portland, Oregon laking in school he dropped out after 6 months. He spent the next 18 months going to creative classes at the school. In 1974, Jobs took a postiton as a video game designer at the company Atari. After a couple of months he left the company, and the money that he had saved he used it to buy a ticket to India. In 1976 Jobs and Wozniak Started the Apple computer company. They needed money to make the first apple computer so jobs was selling his Volkswagen van, and Wozniak was selling his much loved scientific calculator. They wanted to create a computer that was a smaller machine.

Jobs and Wozniak than created the first apple computer, the computer industry by the technology they had made and making machines smaller, cheaper, and accessible to everyday people. Wozniak conceived of a series of user-friendly personal computers, and—with Jobs in charge of marketing—Apple initially marketed the computers for $666.66 each. The Apple earned around $774,000. Three years after the release of Apple's second model, the Apple II,They began making the computers in Jobs' garage. Jobs was just 21 years old at the time. the company's sales increased by 700 percent to $139 million. In 1980, Apple Computer became a popular company, with a market value of $1.2 billion.



In 1986, Jobs purchased a graphic company for $10 million. He changed the name of the company to Pixar. At first they sold 3D graphics software,but in 1991 they received a contract from Disney to create a full movie. The film was TOY STORY it was a huge success he made more money in that movie than he ever did with apple.


Steve jobs, also had many challenges for example at the early age he was bullied so much that he told his parents that if they didn't move he wouldn't go to school. He also had challenges in business to he invested his own money in apple too when the apple ll was released it wasn't a big hit they even lost money from it. Jobs bought a company named Pixar studio animations he signed a contract with disney to distabute pixars films They made a film called toy story. Pixar won 20 acedamy awards for that film . Jobs was kicked out of apple by the other investors, but he convinced apple to buy Next jobs owned next the company it was a computer softweare company, apple agreed and jobs was invited back to apple in 1997, then jobs was made co CEO of apple after a while he was made permanent CEO of apple.


Steve Jobs demonstrated a growth mindset by not giving up even in hard times for example when he was kicked from apple even though he created it!! He didn't give but, but he bought another company called pixar and Next and than he started from scratch. He also didn't stop making his phones and software's better even after making millions of dollars, and not being a fixed mindset and stopping their. This is how he demonstrates a growth mindset.


In 2001 the company introduced the iPod and ITunes, enabling millions to listen to their favorite music on command. In September 2006 he unveiled his plans to use a similar model to enable consumers to download movies on their computers. Later on they introduced the iphone which sold over 300,000 phones a day.


Jobs died October 5, 2011, at the age of 56 of after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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