Steve Jobs: Walter Gladwell's Outliers: The Story Of Success

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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. Although some people saw him as too intense, or cruel, Jobs did what he thought was necessary to become successful. In Jobs eyes, there…show more content…
In the book Outliers, Gladwell explains that the ‘hidden’ advantages you are given while growing up will have an affect on your accomplishments. Although Jobs worked extremely hard to become as successful as he did, he was granted some ‘hidden’ advantages. An example of an advantage Jobs was given was the opportunity to attend Reed college, where he met the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak. When he was adopted, Jobs birth parents made his new parents promise to send him to a good college. As a result of his parents saving their pennies for most of Jobs life, he was able to attend a top school, where he later would meet Wozniak. Another prominent idea in the book Outliers, is the 10,000 hour rule. This was a notion that if one was to work at something for 10,000 hours, then they would become world-class in that specific field. Jobs may not have dedicated exactly 10,000 hours of work into his company, but there is no doubt that he did not spend countless hours of hard work to design the future of technology. He was successful because he truly devoted his time into turning his dreams into reality. Steve Jobs through all of his success has led inspiration worldwide. He set the groundwork for future technology. It is because of his drive and charisma that he had that helped him to become so influential. Everything he did in life was a product of his intensity and willingness to
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