The name Steve Jobs symbolizes advancement in technology and the greatest achievements in innovation and business management. Born on the 24th of February 1955 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, Steven Paul Jobs lived for 56 years and presented the characteristics of a genius all his life (Hunter 6). He was the man behind one of the world’s most successful electronics, computers and, software company, Apple Inc. which was initially called Apple Computer, Inc. He was also in the founding and leadership of the famous computer animation studio; Pixar as well as NeXT Computers (Imbimbo 90-94).
In terms of success, Jobs has several achievements listed on his name. He started from a humble background as an adopted child and ended up among the most admired people in the human race (Sander 2). Together with Steve Wozniak, they established Apple and built the earliest personal computers in the 1970s (Sander 4). Within a decade, he had developed an all-in-one desktop computer; Macintosh (Capstone Press 8). He had to move from Apple in 1985 because of power struggles in the board. Nonetheless, he was not deterred in his quest for success and established the company NeXT where he built NeXT Computers (Imbimbo 90). He then bought Pixar, a graphics company and succeeded in producing box-office hits which included the famous ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Ratatouille,’ ‘A Bug's Life,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ and ‘Monster's Inc (Imbimbo 90).’ He was to make a big comeback to rescue the collapse of Apple in 1996. It is after this that Jobs ended up with modernized and sophisticated innovations like the iTunes, iMac, iPhone, and iPad (Gillam 7).
Steve Jobs was creative and superb in implementing business ideas. He formulated Apple Inc’s philosophy, "Make computers accessible to everyone and make it very easy to use," which attracted several customers to Apple products (Doeden 15). Coupled with his admirable character and charisma, his ability to convince the buyers during launching of new products has enabled the company to realize an unprecedented increase in sale and ultimate success in business. He is distinguished as one of the most competent business leaders in the world.
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