Recipe For Success: Steve Jobs

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Born: February 24, 1955, San Francisco, CA

Personal Success Definition

I define success as someone who is known for what he or she is good at, what he or she has done to help people around

Steve Jobs made a successful business by being the co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of Apple.  He helped bring about powerful, useful computer applications.  He has also helped improve the living conditions for millions of people through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Skills for Success

Steve Jobs is a 1) inventor, 2) designer, and 3) entrepreneur. Steve Jobs once attended Reed College where he learned calligraphy which later owns he went to use for Apple’s multiple typefaces and proportionally spaced fonts. “Jobs was smart but directionless, dropping out of college and experimenting with different pursuits before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Jobs left the company in 1985, launching Pixar Animation Studios, then returned to Apple more than a decade later.”

How They Used These Skills

EXAMPLE: When Steve Jobs returned to apple, and apple was at the point of falling, he went used his invention and designing skills to create the great iPhone, iPod, and iPad we see today.

Challenges Overcome

Here are five of Jobs’s greatest mistakes, all of which history shows he ultimately learned from:

Recruiting John Sculley as CEO of Apple. … Believing that Pixar would be a great hardware company. … Not knowing the right market for NeXT computer. … Launching numerous product failures. … Trying to sell Pixar numerous times.

Significant Work

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These are the three things that Steve Jobs invented the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad which are used every day right now