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Title: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Alex Hollingsworth, Chris Yang, Luke Felix 3
  • Born February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, CA
  • Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah John Jandali
  • Put up for adoption
  • Prospective parents need to send him to college
  • Paul and Clara Jobs
  • Lower-middle class couple (not ideal)

The house Jobs grew up in
  • Moves to Santa Clara (Silicon) Valley
  • Disorderly child, does not care about school
  • 4th grade teacher Imogene Teddy Hill
  • Bribed Jobs with 5 bills and candy
  • Skips 5th grade ? Crittenden Middle School
  • Bullied
  • 11 years old
  • Says he will stop going to school if he isnt
  • Jobses move to Los Altos ? Cupertino Junior High

Teenage Years
  • In Los Altos, Jobs becomes increasingly curious
    about electronics that filled neighbors garages
  • Homestead High School
  • Takes popular electronics class
  • Befriends Bill Fernandez
  • Neighbor introduced him to
  • Steve Wozniak in 1969
  • Works at Hewlett-Packard Company
  • in summer

Mr. McCollums Electronics 1 class
The Steves
  • Wozniak Fernandez The Cream Soda Computer
  • Little computer board intrigued Jobs
  • High school pranks
  • Phone phreaks early computer hackers that
    built blue boxes
  • Devices that fooled ATTs long-distance
    switching equipment ? allowed to make phone calls
    for free
  • Sold to Cal-Berkeley students

Reed College
  • A private liberal arts college in Oregon
  • Very expensive, but parents vowed to pay for
  • Jobs drops out
  • Felt that college was waste of money
  • Eastern mysticism
  • Strange philosophies fasting, only eating fruit,

  • 1974 got a job at arguable the first video game
  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Ataris founder/ made pinball machines
  • Inspiration for Jobs

College-21st Century
  • Steve Jobs persuaded his friends, Steve Wozniak,
    and Ronald Wayne to help him construct and
    distribute computers.
  • Ronald Wayne sold his 10 stock in the company
    two weeks after, for 2,300, would be worth 35
    Billion today.
  • Wozniak and Jobs later that year, got funding
    from Mike Markkula Jr. a retired millionaire from
  • Needed to find an executive to help manage the

2066 Christ Street
College-21st Century (contd)
  • Recruited Mike Scott in 1978 to serve as CEO, but
    was later replaced
  • After firing 40 people, he stated, I used to say
    that when being CEO at Apple isnt fun anymore,
    Id quit. But now Ive changed my mind when it
    isnt fun anymore, Ill fire people until its
    fun again.

College-21st Century (contd)
  • In 1983, John Sculley, A pepsi executive, was
    persuaded to replace Mike Scott.
  • He was told by Steve Jobs
  • Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of
    your life, or do you want to come with me and
    change the world?
  • Sculley ended up being a very good CEO for Apple,
    leading to most of its progression as a business.

College-21st Century (contd)
  • On January 24th, 1984, Apple announced the
    realease of the first Macintosh computer.
  • First commercially successful small computer with
    a Graphical User Interface.
  • Headed by Steve Jobs
  • An industry wide slump toward the end of 1984 led
    to Jobs being fired from Apple

College-21st Century (contd)
  • Jobs went on to found another computer company,
    The NeXT computer.
  • Very expensive, very high quality computer.
  • Because the computer was so cost prohibitive, the
    company had a hard time selling computers, and
    eventually transitioned into software development
    in 1993.

College-21st Century (contd)
  • In 1986, Jobs bought Pixar for 10 million
  • Led to much of his early financial wealth
  • Sold Pixar to Disney in 2006 for 7.4 billion

College-21st Century (contd)
  • In 1996, Apple bought the NeXT computer company,
    bringing Jobs back to Apple.
  • He ended many programs he saw as obsolete.
  • Many of the software from NeXT was integrated
    into Macs.
  • NeXTSTEP evolved into Mac OS X
  • In 2000, Jobs took over as CEO of the company
  • Led to much of the branching out of the company
    in recent years.

21st Century Death
  • Greatest innovator of the 21st century according
    to PCmagazine in the field of technology
  • Made legendary accomplishments at 54
  • Music players, music software, digital Apple
    store, laptops, tablets and even cellular phones

  • Apple created a product that far exceeded the
    big and clunky or small and useless digital
    music players.
  • The team of engineers came out with a music
    player on Oct. 23, 2001 with a 5 GB harddrive
    that could fit 1,000 songs in your pocket

  • The development of the iPhone began in 2005 by
    Steve Jobs wanted Apple to investigate touch
  • Created through a secret collaboration with ATT
    and was released on June 29, 2007
  • Was a huge success a total of 73.5 million
    iPhones sold by the end of 2010.
  • Apple currently holds more than 50 of the total
    profit of global cellphone sales.

  • The first iPad released on April 30, 2010
  • 3G (provided by ATT) and Wi-Fi connecting
  • More successful than the original iPhone sold
    300,000 on the first day and sold 15 million
  • iPad 2 released on March 11, 2011
  • 33 thinner and twice as fast than first

Death of a Genius
  • On, October 5th, 2011, Jobs passed away from
    pancreatic cancer
  • "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius,
    and the world has lost an amazing human being .
    . .

  • RIP
  • Steve Jobs 1955-2011