Success Without a Formal Education: Steve Jobs
With 18.2 million people attending college in 2007, Steve Job’s success without a formal education is remarkable in a society where higher-level education is essential. Innumerable amounts of people are pursuing a higher level of education since it has become a requirement for those who want a substantial and efficacious career. This higher education also expands one’s astuteness and overall ability to function in today’s society. Moreover, college graduates make almost double the yearly income of those without a college degree. In 2004 the typical high school graduate made roughly $27,000 a year whereas the standard college graduate made about $51,000. With the distance between those numbers growing every year, a college education has become crucial.
Steve Jobs is one of the greatest successes as well as richest men in the world. However, he came from a lower middle class family and after graduating high school, began college at Reed College in Oregon. He then dropped out after only one semester. Lacking a college degree, Jobs decided to pursue what he loved. “ I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next,” said Jobs. This was the mindset that lead him to become one of the most successful men of today, as well as a technological icon for years to come. By following his gut, Jobs ended up working alongside Steve Wozniak after meeting at the Homebrew Computer Club. Wozniak, who also lacked a college level education, invented the first at-home computer and together he and Jobs started the Apple Company on April 1st, 1976. They spent months working from home in a garage, a multimillion-dollar industry and its creators defying all stereotypes. While selling the cutting-edge Apple computer, the company continued to develop. Soon the second Apple computer was introduced. With the new...
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Timeline (February 24 1955 – October 5 2011)
February 24, 1955 - Steven Paul was born in San Francisco. He was adopted by Paul and ClaraJobs.
Summer 1968 – When SteveJobs was 13-years-old he got a summer job at the HP factory.
1969 – 1972 – SteveJobs meets Steve Wozniak at the HP factory, who shares his same passion for electronics. They later become business partners.
1973 – Steve attends Reed College, Oregon, and then drops out after the first semester.
1974 - Steve got his first job at video game maker Atari.
April 1976- Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated. Together, SteveJobs, Steve Wozniak created a global powerhouse that would later define a generation.
1976- Jobs and Woz start making the first Apple I computers in the Jobse’s garage. Also selling them to computer hobbyists, and introducing the first Apple at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City.
January 1977- Former Intel executive Mike Markkula invests...
* Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs to live in Santa Clara, California
* Graduated high school in 1972
* Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon
* Dropped out after one semester
* Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari
* Jobs met Steve Wozniak shortly after they both left school while working for Hewlett-Packard
* Wozniak was an incredibly talented engineer, especially in electronic gadgets
* While developing a “blue box” device, Jobs convinced Wozniak to sell it to Berkeley students.
* Attended meetings at Wozniak’s “Homebrew Computer Club”
* Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers
* Born on April 1st, 1976
* Apple I designed and prototype built.
* First single board computer with built-in video interface.
* Jobs and Wozniak sold the Apple I in 1976 for $666, making over $776,000 from sales.
* Apple II designed in the following year.
* Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula became chairman of Apple in May 1977.
* In 1977, the two released the Apple II, a single board computer with onboard ROM and a color video interface.
* Became publicly traded company in 1980.
* Launched LISA in 1983.
* From 1977 to 1983, Apple continued to grow exponentially.
* In 1981, IBM finally entered the personal computer market, and in just two years began to outsell...
...Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smart phones to music and movies". Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, a year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter, one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market.
Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, California, US
October 5, 2011 (aged 56)
Palo Alto, California, US
Cause of death
Palo Alto, California, US
Reed College (dropped out)
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO,
Co-founder and CEO,
Founder and CEO,
Board member of
The Walt Disney Company
Born 1955 Los Altos CA; Evangelic bad boy who, with Steve Wozniak, co-founded
Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30.
Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation to provide an educational system at a
reasonable price, but found that software was a better seller than hardware.
Steven Paul, was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View,
California in February 1955.Jobs was not happy at school in Mountain View so
the family moved to Los Altos, California, where Steven attended Homestead High
School. His electronics teacher at Homestead High, Hohn McCollum, recalled he
was "something of a loner" and "always had a different way of looking at
Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship
with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone
"blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club.
Beginning work in the Job's family garage they managed to make their first
"killing" when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully
assembled computers. On this basis the Apple Corporation was founded, the name
based on Job's favorite fruit and the logo.
SteveJobs innovative idea of a personal
computer led him into revolutionizing
the computer hardware and software industry. When...
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the unique life and multiple accomplishments of the late SteveJobs
Introduction: SteveJobs was one of the most influential and successful figures in our generation, but his life wasn’t all that easy he had to overcome many obstacles and make a ton of crucial decisions. Jobs was the mastermind behind the iPod, iPhone, Macbook or other apple product you use every day. Jobs single handedly influenced modern culture more than any individual could have imagined.
Attention Getter: SteveJobs was an influential successful figure of our generation, but his life wasn’t full of success and glamour.
Topic Introduction: Obstacles in his life
Relate the Topic to the Audience: iPods, iPhones and challenges
Relate the Topic to you as the Speaker: I strive for the work ethic of Mr. Jobs
Preview Your Main Points: His life in chronological order
Transition Statement: But before he became such an iconic figure he faced a challenging and confusing childhood.
Genetic parents were grad students who put him up for adoption
Adoptive parents were a machinist that made lasers and an accountant
Grew up in Cupertino California (Silicone Valley)
Went to Hewlett Packard Company...
...SteveJobs was born on February 25, 1955. He was soon adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, CA. Steve wasn't happy at school in Mountain View so the family moved to Palo Alto, CA. Steve attended Homestead High School. His electronics teacher recalled that he was "something of a loner" and "always had a different way of looking at things". [apple-history.com]
After school, Steve attended lectures at Hewlett Packard Electronics firm in Palo Alto, CA. There he was hired as a summer employee. Another employee at Hewlett-Packard was Steven Wozniak, a recent drop-out from the University of California, Berkeley. "Woz" was an engineering whiz with a passion for inventing electric gadgets. He worked on perfecting an illegal gadget called "blue Box" that allowed them to get free long distance calls from pay phones. Jobs helped "Woz" to sell a number of "blue boxes".
In 1972 Steve graduated from high school and registered at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After dropping out of Reed after one semester he hung around the campus for a year taking classes in philosophy and immersing himself in the counter culture.
In 1974, SteveJobs took a job as a video game designer at Atari, Inc., a pioneer in electronic arcade recreation. After a few months he saved enough money to go to India where...
...focuses of Apple Inc is its team work. In its mission statement, Apple says that its main desire is to work together and improve the environment by working together with its employees and the rest of the world.
Teamwork is essential to Apple's success, for the job is too big to be done by one person. Individuals are encouraged to interact with all levels of management, sharing ideas and suggestions to improve Apple's effectiveness and quality of life. It takes all of employees to win. We support each other and share the victories and rewards together. We are enthusiastic about what we do.
SteveJobs, as CEO of the world's largest tech company, was often identified as the singular face of Apple. It was considered that he was the man who is the energy and creative spirit behind the company, but Apple is much more than just SteveJobs.
Jobs himself has said so in the past."Apple is an incredibly collaborative company. Teamwork is dependent on trusting the other folks to come through with their part without watching them all the time. We're great at figuring out how to divide things up into these great teams that we have and all work on the same thing, touch bases frequently and bring it all together into a product."
At another place, jobs went like "That’s how I see business. Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a...
...ASSESSMENT I – EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (1955 – 2011)
• American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
• Recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies”.
• Co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios.
• He became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.
• As the CEO of the company, Jobs oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store.
• He died of respiratory arrest related to his tumor on October 5, 2011 (he had a pancreas neuroendocrine tumor).
• The market value of Apple's shares has grown from about $US5 billion in 2000 to $US351 billion (2011) making it one of the biggest publicly listed companies in the US.
“Jobs transformed personal computers, telephones, even retail stores, among others—and he would have probably taken on television, if he had lived long enough.” CBS - 60 Minutes.
SteveJobs is a perfect example of a person who intuitively understood the power of user-centered design....