Recipe For Success: Steve Jobs

Recipe For Success: Steve Jobs

Image of Steve Jobs from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

Born: February 24th, 1995, in San Francisco, California

Who is one of your mentors?

Success is when you have done something truly inspiring. Success is when you create something, whether it be music, evolving technology, or anything else that can truly make a change. Steve Jobs had success because of his outstanding work around technology. He invented the Macintosh. The Macintosh changed technology for the good. A lot of people use computers for stuff like this. Without apple, Microsoft may not even have been a thing. Another great innovation was iPhone. iPhone changed the way we communicated. We no longer use flip phones or phones with plastic buttons. Like a blackberry for example. iPhone has digital typing, and not only can you communicate on it via SMS or calling, but you can listen to music, take photos, set alarms, use calendars, download apps such as games, and etc.

Personal Success Definition

Success is someone who has created something truly inspiring and evolving.

Steve Jobs has created Apple. Apple is one of the most successful businesses in the world. Bringing computers, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, etc.

Skills for Success

Steve Jobs is a 1) computer programmer, 2) smart businessman and 3) risk taker. Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded apple in 1976 to sell Wozniak’s apple I computer. They both gained attention a year later with the Apple II. Jobs attended Reed College in 1972, but dropped out that same year.

How They Used These Skills

Picture of Apple I: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I

Wozniak had made the Apple I. Steve Jobs then joined him and co-founded Apple. A year later they both created the Apple II and achieved fame from that. “Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto in 1979, which was mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI).” Which then led to development to a couple of different computers, including the very successful Macintosh.

Challenges Overcome

Steve Jobs had forced out of the company in 1985 after a long struggle with the companies board. In 1997, Jobs became CEO of Apple to help revive it. He was very responsible for the revival. Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy, but Steve Jobs had revived Apple. Jobs had health problems in the early 2000s, he was diagnosed with cancer. Although he had many health problems, that didn’t stop him from working. And he would work on many new products such as the iPhone, up until his death in 2011.

Significant Work

Steve Jobs announcing iPhone in 2007.

Resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

https://allaboutstevejobs.com/

https://www.biography.com/business-figure/steve-jobs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I