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The Life of Steve Jobs. Nick Adams Matthew Radke Stacey McMillin. Young Steven Jobs. Born on February 24 th , 1955 in San Francisco, California Put up for adoption a week after birth Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college. Education.

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the life of steve jobs

The Life of Steve Jobs

Nick Adams

Matthew Radke

Stacey McMillin

young steven jobs
Young Steven Jobs
  • Born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California
  • Put up for adoption a week after birth
  • Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college
  • Skipped 5th grade
  • Took his first electronics

class in high school

  • After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett-Packard company where he met Steve Wonzniak during work
education cont
Education (Cont.)
  • Graduated high school in 1972
  • Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon
  • Dropped out after one semester
  • Slept on his friends dorm room floor and dropped in on classes of interest
the beginning of a career
The Beginning of A Career
  • Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari
  • 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
apple cont
Apple (Cont.)
  • Apple II designed in the following year
  • Operating System loaded automatically
  • Smaller Components & built-in


  • In 1976, Jobs looked to hire a

public relations agency to help


smooth sailing
Smooth Sailing
  • Most investors turned Apple down
  • Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest
  • Markkula became chairman

of Apple in May 1977

smooth sailing cont
Smooth Sailing (Cont.)
  • Became publicly traded company in 1980
  • Launched LISA in 1983
  • First commercial

computer to use GUI

  • Unpopular due to its few software programs and high price
smooth sailing cont10
Smooth Sailing (Cont.)
  • Macintosh created to compete with PC
  • Marketed for friendliness, not just a mindless machine
  • Very popular – sold approximately 70,000 Macs in the first 100 days
the downfall
The Downfall
  • Sales began to plunge
  • Wozniak quit Apple in 1985
  • Board members of Apple met on May 28th, 1985 and each voted on the removal of Steve from the company
still looking up
Still Looking Up
  • After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers
  • Decided to start his own


  • Founded NeXT Computer in 1989
still looking up cont
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • NeXT turned a profit for the first time in 1992
  • NeXT software needed to be made more reliable and compatible for consumers
  • Company slowly starts going downhill
still looking up cont14
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • Jobs was criticized for wasting money that belonged to the company in 1993
  • Closed a NeXT factory in that February
  • Laid off half of the employees and stopped making computers
still looking up cont15
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • Jobs had to make drastic decisions
  • Microsoft purchased NeXT software
  • Microsoft came up with $150 million to stake in Apple
  • Saved a dying company.
still looking up cont16
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • Jobs management style had drastically changed
  • Relaxed and was open to suggestions
  • Employees commented that Jobs made experimenting with electronics fun
still looking up cont17
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding
  • Created OpenDoc
  • Jobs was very serious about this
still looking up cont18
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • NeXT STEP software was being turned into Mac OS X
  • Under Jobs’ guidance the company increased sales
  • Introduced the iMac and other new products
still looking up cont19
Still Looking Up (Cont.)
  • Jobs held the title of ICEO
  • Very influential impact on the Apple company
  • By the year 2000, he created even greater advances in new technology
the new beginning
The New Beginning
  • In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry
  • Later that month,

Jobs announced his

return to the CEO


  • Insisted on keeping his $1 annual salary
the new beginning cont
The New Beginning (Cont.)
  • Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions
the new beginning cont22
The New Beginning (Cont.)
  • First project as CEO was the G4 Cube
  • Was too expensive

and didn’t satisfy a

certain market

  • Lasted only twelve

months in Apple’s line-up

the new beginning cont23
The New Beginning (Cont.)
  • The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X
  • The future of Apple
the new beginning cont24
The New Beginning (Cont.)
  • Apple wanted software to sync up digital devices
  • Was turned down by most companies
  • Jobs took matters into his own hands and created iLife suite.
the new beginning cont25
The New Beginning (Cont.)
  • In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could:
      • Try out computers
      • Test software
      • Meet with salespeople
      • This was a large risk but he knew that people would want to buy them
portable audio revolution
Portable Audio Revolution
  • Less than a year after iTunes was released, Apple released the iPod
  • Originally only for Mac users
  • In July 2002, the new iPod was

available for Windows users as


  • Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players are iPods
portable audio revolution cont
Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.)
  • In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes
  • Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market
more successful changes
More Successful Changes
  • June 6th, 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.
  • This would conserve

energy on PowerBook

and iBook

more successful changes cont
More Successful Changes (Cont.)
  • October 2005, 5th generation of iPod was introduced
  • Could play music

videos and TV shows

  • Jobs announced the

opening of the iTunes

video store

  • Pixar was Jobs’ second company
  • Swept the box office with

its animated films

  • On January 24th, 2006, Disney

bought out Pixar for $7.4 billion

  • Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine
  • Jobs is an influential man who learned from

his failures and gained

maturity from them

  • True role model