In success stories we take a look at some of the most successful people in history and breakdown their lives and tips to success. In this post we will be featuring the visionary, Steve Jobs.


Profile

NAME: Steve Jobs

DOB: February 24th 1955

NET-WORTH: $11 Billion (Before he passed in 2011)

BUSINESSES: Apple, NeXT inc

INITIAL AGE OF SUCCESS: 22

MENTOR: Andy Grove


Early life

  • Adopted by Paul and Clara jobs
  • Moved to Silicon valley
  • Got a summer job with Hewlett Packard at 13
  • 1969 – meets Steve Wozniak his Apple co-founder
  • 1973 – Dropped out of college but stayed on campus to study subjects of interest
  • 1976 – Apple computer inc is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne
  • Later the Apple 1 was showcases at the homebrew computer club. Due to a great response Steve and Woz began to make Apple 1 boards from Steve’s garage
  • 1997 – Steve joins Apple full-time
  • Started to build traction and fame when the new Apple 2 was released, it became the first mass-marketed computer

Growth

  • Ex girlfriend has child and claims its Steve’s. He refuses to take responsibility for the child
  • 1980- The apple 3 is a flop
  • Apple goes public making Steve 100’s of millions
  • Steve jobs turns 29 in 1984 and the Macintosh is released
  • Steve resigns from Apple
  • Starts NeXT and invests in Pixar
  • 1989 – Named entrepreneur of the year
  • 1991 gets married
  • Jobs goes back to Apple in 1997 to save the company
  • In 2001 Apple released the first ipod
  • In 2003 Apple released itunes
  • In 2007 the first iphone was released

Legacy  

  • Steve unfortunately passed away in 2011 after losing his battle with cancer
  • A biography called Steve jobs and a film simply called jobs, have been released since his passing
  • Continuation of iphone and ipad models
  • Steve was giving millions away in private, and his family have continued his works since his passing

Top traits 

  • Unbelievable imagination
  • Ability to develop and design everyday products
  • Customer orientated/customer empathy
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate and fearless
  • Reads a lot
  • High work rate

Top tips for success

  • Do what you love
  • Put a dent in the universe (Make an impact)
  • Make connections
  • Say no to 1,000 things (Every opportunity is not for you)
  • Create insanely different experiences (Be different, really different)
  • Master the message (Communicate your ideas)
  • Sell dreams not products (Use emotion)

Best quote

If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?