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.
Cook was responsible for most of Apple's day-to-day operations in Jobs’ absence. Unable to cope with the pressures of being the CEO anymore, Jobs resigned as CEO and became chairman of the board in August 2011. Tim Cook was named CEO of Apple Inc. on August 24, 2011. Now, Apple continues their progress under the leadership of Tim Cook. 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.
Pixar was firm in the fact that they wanted to keep control over their stories, characters and associated film assets. Steve Jobs, chair and majority stakeholder of Pixar at the time, was the lead to try to make this deal run smoothly. At the time Jobs and the CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner were at odds, which made this already a challenging situation. Eisner wanted Pixar to go find other distributors to work with, but Eisner was ultimately dismissed from Disney (Ngu, 2017). Eisner was replaced by Bob Iger in 2005, and this was good news for Pixar.
Apple 's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPads, the iPad are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. Born in 1955 by two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption, Jobs was smart, but directionless, dropping out of college and experimenting with different pursuits before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Bill Gates affected a lot of American history through his impact on technology. Bill Gates had a lot of positive and negative criticism during his time working with computers. Bill Gates had his first big major opportunity with computers when he was 14 years of age.
For example, the decision to hire John Scully, a non-technical proven marketer, as the new CEO was controversial in the founding team, but Steve Jobs nevertheless went through with it, because he believed to gain more power. Another point where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak differ is their view of ethics. Compared to Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs appears as a scrupulous business man whose primary goal is to achieve personal gain and recognition. This gets visible when he lies to Steve Wozniak about the amount of money Atari paid him, as well as through his handling of the stock situation. 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.
He states “If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces...and since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them.”(Jobs) He had been discussing his Calligraphy class for a few minutes, so he added a bit of comedic relief to stop the audience from getting bored. Steve Jobs also added humor in serious parts of his speech to lighten the mood. When speaking about being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Jobs stated “I didn’t even know what a pancreas was!”(Jobs) He put emphasis on that statement to life the levity of the cancer diagnosis and the possibility of facing his own mortality. This made the audience more comfortable with the reality of his
I agree with the point he made in his essay and feel that life is too short to be scared to be happy and accomplish your goals. I was already a firm believer in life is to short to settle for less, however, after Reading and watching Steve Jobs 2005 commencement it made me really realize even more that in life you can not be afraid to take risk in life. In the beginning of the commencement Steve says “Remembering that i’ll be dead soon is the most important tool i’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life” Jobs,
Did you know that the inventor of Apple, Steve Jobs established and created the name Pixar? Pixar needed something to stand by and once Luxo Jr was created, they had their icon. I wanted to compare how these companies ran their businesses and how their plots followed in different order. These two major film companies have given me such joy since I was a kid and how my imagination grew throughout the years. Disney has been around since the 1920s and has grown and developed throughout the years and is still expanding its variety today.
Personally, Steve Jobs here has given me the desire to undertake, move on, and never give up. Undoubtedly he has conveyed negative to positive energy and it makes him connect with the audience and also adds comfort to his speech. Another factor I would emphasize is how he used his humor. Phrases like "this is the closest I 've been to graduate," "Windows copied the Mac as..." or "How can you get fired from a company you created?” Besides being inspired by positivism, Steve managed to be humorous throughout the story, decent technique to
1 Kenny Prof. S. Ragan ENG1430-W07 March 7, 2016 You’ve got to Find What You Love “You’ve got to find what you love.”Steven Jobs，who was the co-founder and chief executive officer(CEO) of Apple, gave this splendid speech at the Stanford University on 14th June, 2005. This speech’s theme is life, love and loss, and death. The purpose of this speech is to motivate the undergraduates to find what they are really interested in. Jobs begins with three brief but significant stories about him to make it easier for the audience to understand what he exactly means, and ends up with one meaningful sentence “Stay Hungry, stay foolish”, which comes from his favorite book. He attempts to use this sentence to urge himself to keep curious and humble, and