Steve Jobs Quotes
- “I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.”
- “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”
- “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
- “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share.”
- “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”
Carrying the real name ‘Steven Paul Jobs’, he was commonly known as Steve Jobs and highly linked to Apple more than any other companies he was associated with. Born on the 24th February 1955, in San Francisco, California, he grew up in a lower middle class family with an educational background of merely high-school certificate and dropped out of college after just the first semester.
Years late, Forbes magazine 2010 ranked Steve Jobs as the 136th richest man on Earth with a Net worth of $8.3 billion in 2011!
I’m not even a big fan of tech and yet when I heard the news of Steve Jobs passing, it saddened me instantly; and then I realized why. He played a huge part in heaps of things that gave happiness & fun in my life; Pixar, Walt Disney, Toy Story, iPod, iPad & communication… Nature’s law of attraction does hit you when you least realize it.
Facts of Steve Jobs
Full Name: Steven Paul Jobs
Age: 56 as @ year 2011
Occupation: Co-founder & CEO of Apple Inc.
Adoptive Parents: Paul and Clara Jobs
Married to: Laurene Powell ; married for 20 years
Children: Lisa Brennan-Jobs (born 1978.) Reed (born 1991), Erin Siena (born 1995) and Eve (born 1998)
Early Life of Steve Jobs
Biological parents of Steve Jobs were unmarried Joanne Schieble and Syrian Muslim father Abdulfattah Jandali who met at students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His mother had forced to put the baby(Steve Jobs) for adoption as her parents wouldn’t allow her to marry a Muslim.
Steve Jobs biological father – Abdulfattah Jandali
Steve was adopted by couple Paul & Clara Jobs, who later had they daughter Patti Jobs in 1958. His adoptive parents divorced in 1962.
His biological parents, Schieble & Jandali eventually got married and had a child, Mona Simpson(novelist). Steve discovered his biological sister at the age of 27. Steve describes his sister as “one of my best friends in the world”.
Steve Jobs Biological Sister – Mona Simpsons (novelist)
Jobs traveled to India Kainchi Ashram with a Reed College friend, Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing.
Steve Jobs – Family
Steve fathered a child with girlfriend of high school, Chris Ann Brennan. His daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs lived with him as a teenager.
Steve with his daughter from high School girlfriend – Lisa Brennan
Steve met his wife Laurene Powell at Stanford University while giving a speech there. They married in 1991 in a Buddhist ceremony. The couples have a son & 2 daughters.
Career Path of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs in Apple
Steve Jobs left with co-founder Steve Wozniak
Apple Inc. was founded in the family garage in 1976 by Steve Jobs & co-founder Steve Wozniak. It’s currently a multinational corporation that creates consumer electronics, softwares & serves.
At Apple, Steve Jobs introduced revolutionary innovations, the OSX(world’s most advance desktop Operating system), iPod, iPhone and the iPad.
‘AAPL’ is the stock symbol under which Apple Inc. trades on the NASDAQ stock market. Apple originally went public in on December 12, 1980, with an initial public offering at US$22.00. Apple shares today are worth close to US$400. It’s the largest technology firm in the world with annual revenues of more than $60billion.
Personal with Steve Jobs
Lifestyle: Workaholic before marriage & family focused after marriage
Spirituality: Zen Buddhism
Favorite Places: Yosemite, where his marriage was held & Europe, Paris in particular
Political view: Democrat
Favorite Music: Bob Dylan, Beatles & Grateful Dead
Favorite Art: Photography & Japanese Prints
Food Preference: Strict Vegetarian
Home: Woodside Mansion
Car: Porsche, Mercedes, German cars
Work ethics: Perfectionist, arrogant, demanding, & aggressive
Steve Jobs Death
Jobs died on Wednesday, October 5th at the age of 56 after a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. News of his death has shocked millions of fans around the world.
Apple says that Steve had ensured all specifications required in developing the new iPod, iPhone, iPad & Macbook had been passed to the other engineers.
He is a great loss to Silicon Valley and around the world.
Steve Jobs: You will be remembered and missed dearly for the innovations & inspirations you’ve brought to us!
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