Learn how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionized the computer industry.
The late Steve Jobs was an innovator in the computer industry, as well as a visionary businessman, role model and designer. He was instrumental in the development of revolutionary new technologies in the animation and computer sectors as a former chairman of Pixar Animation Studios and as a co-founder of Apple Computers. Jobs, who was 56 years old, passed away after a valiant eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
A Young Steve Jobs
Jobs found a wonderful family to adopt him in San Francisco. An early interest in engineering and computers was inspired by his father’s profession as a machinist and his love of electronics. Teachers recommended Jobs enrol in school early because of his intelligence, but Jobs’ parents were against it. Steve Wozniak and Jobs were fast friends in high school due to their shared interest in computer chips and electronics.
History of Apple Computers
Following his decision to leave college, Jobs travelled to India to investigate his spirituality. Spiritual awakening was the source of both Jobs’ task ethic and his minimalist outlook on life. His guiding principles in life are clarity and minimalism. “You need mental space to make progress on anything. Once you get there, nothing will be able to stop you.”
At the age of 21, Jobs founded Apple Computers in his garage. Jobs used the money from the sale of Wozniak’s calculator and his Volkswagen to start the firm. We saw a return on our money. A computer was a large, expensive, and inaccessible piece of machinery prior to Apple’s introduction. Wozniak and Jobs managed sales of $666.66 in user-friendly computers. Sales increased by a whopping 70 percent thanks to the Apple II. On its debut day as a public company in 1980, Apple Computer was valued $1.2 billion.
Apple’s departure, Pixar’s start
Despite the success of the Macintosh, Jobs’ fame did not last. IBM was Apple’s most formidable rival and eventually surpassed Apple in sales. A disagreement with Apple CEO John Sculley led to Jobs’ departure from the company in 1985. He was also the creative force behind the inception of NeXT Inc. and Pixar.
Pixar was successful because to Jobs’s ambition and management style. After four years of struggle, Toy Story Movie was Pixar’s first major success. Jobs was demanding and combative with his employees. Many of his team members sided with him because of his harsh management style. You need more than vision to pursue the route,” Pixar co-founder Edwin told the NY Times. Steve consistently challenges himself to new heights in pursuit of improvement.
In 2004, Apple reported that Jobs had pancreatic cancer, which is curable with treatment. Jobs was inspired to create Apple’s groundbreaking products of the 2000s by his near-death experience.
At Stanford University’s 2005 commencement address, he said, “External expectations, fear of humiliation, pride or failure melt away in the face of death.”
Although he was sick, he oversaw the launching of Apple’s most groundbreaking and profitable products. The iPod and iPhone broke sales records while changing customers’ access to information and communication, and iTunes rose to prominence as the second biggest music store in the United States.
The innovative direction set by Jobs
Jobs admired teamwork. He was in charge of product development, but also understood that a company’s best resource was its staff. During an interview with 60 Minutes in 2003, he said, “That’s business.” Corporate success is the work of a group rather than an individual.
Jobs was aware of the need for effective team leadership. According to Jobs, innovation is the key differentiator between leaders and followers. Due to Jobs’s strict adherence to quality, almost everything he created was a commercial and critical success.
Steve Jobs’ impact on the world
The positive impact Steve Jobs had is being felt today.
Products that are better for the environment were made possible through Jobs’s innovation. Script readings and presentations have been replaced with iPads. Because to the widespread adoption of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, “paperless” operations are now the standard in many industries.
2. Changed the world entirely: technology
The iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone on the market, but it was the spark that set off the mobile revolution. It boosted both individual and occupational autonomy. Professionals can do more on the go with an iPhone by allowing them to take calls, respond to emails, and even join webinars. They may also find media that cater to their tastes, interests, and preferences.
3. Global Speedup
Because of Jobs, everything is now more accessible. Some of his innovations include apps that allow you to schedule appointments and make bookings from your phone, as well as a way to use an iPad as a point-of-sale terminal. Communication between businesses and their customers is facilitated by Jobs’s innovations.
The marketing campaign for NeXT’s OS in the United States was unsuccessful. Jobs was named Apple’s CEO upon his return to the company in 1997. Jobs revitalised the company with millions of Apple shares and a $1 annual salary. His leadership at Apple resulted in the development of the iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and iPad. Aside from revolutionising mobile communications, retail, healthcare and music, Apple is also responsible for these revolutionary changes. These items were created using his intuitive thinking. A purported quote by Jobs reads, “market research and Consumer.”