(“Steve Jobs and the ‘me’ generation” database p.B20) Steve Jobs had a major impact on the world due to all of his work with technology and design. Unlike most companies, Jobs focused on making user friendly products that were simple to use. Most of Apple’s products are easily portable, so they can be taken anywhere if needed. Apple’s products also make it very easy to do almost anything from just one device. Apple
Growth Path The apple company became one the largest company of Information technology in the world with few years after the joining of Tim Cook. After the Steve jobs resign as CEO, Tim Cooke got the responsibility of CEO of Apple Company. He leaded the company very well. Beyond the Job of CEO, he played different important role in the making of new version of iphone, iPad, Mac and iPod etc. Apple announced a dollar 2.65 cash profit per share, investing $100 million in a work to begin construction of some Macs in the United States.
Additionally, one can see that Steve Jobs wants to be regarded as the most important figure and creator at Apple, which is why he shuts off his Lisa team from the rest of Apple and make people working on Apple II feel like second class citizens. Lastly Steve Jobs is a persistent person, who always tries to achieve his goals and never gives up. One can observe this in his attempts to get venture capitalist funding as well as in his persistence with regards to his employee
Someone had to save the company by making a huge turnaround strategy. The company was counting on the sales of Macintosh, but it could not compete with cheaper Microsoft PCs, and wide-spread dominating operating system Windows. Sales were down; the company losing its market share, and Steve jobs was kicked out of the company. The new CEO took a desperate measure and brought Steve Jobs to save the company. Jobs saved the company by executing a turnaround strategy that included: taking a $150 million cash infusion from rival Microsoft in exchange for rights to ship Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer on the Macintosh, turning away from Apple’s failing original vision of a computer-only company and began creating the cornerstone of the turnaround iMacs, iPods, and iPhones, and finally, when conventional wisdom suggested shedding real estate, not acquiring it, Jobs opened Apple Stores putting his products front and center.
Abstract Apple was co-founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 is a company that has been through many ups and downs over its 40 year history. Steve Jobs has always had a significant role in the company’s history but his biggest accomplishment came when he saved Apple from near bankruptcy when he came back as the new CEO in 1997. We will take a look at Apples beginnings and how it became to be on the verge of bankruptcy. We will see how Steve Jobs helped turn Apple around when decided to come back to the company he helped found in 1976 and what his ideas and innovations did to help make Apple one of the biggest corporations in the world. Steve Jobs' Legacy: Apple Inc.
This came from his father who told him to craft the back of cabinets and fences even though they wont ever be seen. Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson “He loved doing things right. Even if you couldn’t see the part he would always make sure it was done perfect. He looked over every tiny detail of every product, every ad, every store, everything related to Apple. Steve Jobs was known to be obsessive.
Steve was a focused leader, with absolutely no fear and believed in anything and everything he was doing. Steve was known for his stubbornness, inability to compromise and strive for perfection. These were his greatest strengths in my opinion. Steve drove people to do things that they had no idea could be done. A classic example is when the first iPhone was being produced, Jobs wanted the display to be made of glass, and be a capacitive touchscreen instead of resistive, which had never been done on a smartphone.
Steve Jobs was one of the few people who dared to think differently. In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson presented to his readers how Jobs was able to pair creativity with technology in a way that had never been done before. Jobs held a strong passion for his projects, and was determined to present the best possible version of technology to the public. It was because of his driven personality and persistence that his inventions were able to make an impact on the world forever. One reason as to why Jobs was the man who rose to success during this technological era was because of his unique personality.
Apple’s former CEO, Steve Jobs, in his speech, narrates his personal experience about success and failure. His purpose is to tell the new generation to do what they truly want to do. The audience of his speech is the students of Stanford University. Here, he adopts a sincere and sentimental tone in order to convince the new generation of the importance of doing what they want to do. This speech, which is entitled “Jobs summed up his life”, focuses on encourage new generation to do what their want to do.
As a transformational leader, I see Steve Jobs as a man who was capable of creating inspiring visons, motivate people to buy into and deliver the vision, manage delivery of the vision and build ever-stronger, trust-based relationships with his people. As a leader, he was setting aside time and space for his personal development in new innovational projects.