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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

Nick Adams

Matthew Radke

Stacey McMillin

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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  • Born on April 1st, 1976

  • Apple I designed and prototype built

  • First single board computer with built-in video interface

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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


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Smooth Sailing

  • Most investors turned Apple down

  • Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest

  • Markkula became chairman

    of Apple in May 1977

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Still Looking Up (Cont.)

  • Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding

  • Created OpenDoc

  • Jobs was very serious about this

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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

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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

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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

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The New Beginning (Cont.)

  • Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions

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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

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The New Beginning (Cont.)

  • The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X

  • The future of Apple

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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.

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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

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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

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Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.)

  • In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes

  • Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market

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More Successful Changes

  • June 6th, 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.

  • This would conserve

    energy on PowerBook

    and iBook

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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