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Steve Jobs

Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.

Steve Jobs

The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.

Steve Jobs

I'm actually as proud of many of the things we haven't done as the things we have done.

Steve Jobs

In the broadest context, the goal is to seek enlightenment - however you define it.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs hardly needs any introduction. He was more than just the co-founder of Apple Computer and the brains behind the reinvention of companies like Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs' creative genius pioneered the transformation of the computer industry and introduced revolutionary products such as the iMac. But like most heroes, his journey is not without adversities and downfalls. Every rise and fall was an opportunity for Jobs to turn things around and move the industry towards bigger opportunities.

Jobs' real venture in the tech industry began in 1976 when he started Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak. Unfortunately, Jobs' product was ahead of its time and Apple removed Jobs for the sake of the company. He left Apple to establish NeXT and then later purchased George Lucas' company to transform it into Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs would eventually return to Apple in the 90s. He passed away in 2011 from pancreatic cancer but his legacy continues to influence the technology landscape.

Jobs met his future Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak during his summer internship at Hewlett-Packard. Jobs got this internship after asking the company's president for parts needed for a school project. The founder was so impressed that he offered Jobs this internship.

Jobs tried his hand at a degree in Reed College but left after a semester. He did, however, attend some of the college's creative classes such as calligraphy. Jobs recounted how this class led to his love of typography. His life appeared directionless at this point, as he worked as a video game designer at Atari before visiting India to find spiritual enlightenment. Two years later in 1976, Jobs established Apple Computer along with Wozniak in the Jobs' family garage. The company received its initial funding from the sale of Wozniak's scientific calculator and Jobs' Volkswagen bus.

Jobs decided to launch NeXT Computer Co. in 1986 with the money...

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