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Steve Jobs. People in the News

Steve Jobs. People in the News

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BOOK NAMEPEOPLE IN THE NEWSSUBMITTED TOMR. AWAIS EJAZSUBMITTED BYMULAZIM HUSSAIN4555 ±FMS/MBA/S10
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCESINTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITYISLAMABAD
 
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Summary
People are drawn to those who walk in fame¶s spotlight, whether they are known for greataccomplishments or for notorious deeds. Newspapers, magazines, and television regularlycapitalize on this fascination with celebrity by running profiles of famous people. In these books,young readers will encounter inspiring stories about real people who achieved success despiteenormous obstacles.Steve Jobs has always had extraordinary dreams, which he has never been afraid of pursuingdespite the doubts of others he helped start a technological and entertainment revolution. Pointand click personal computers, razor thin laptops, networked business computers, touch screencell phones, portable digital music devices, low priced music downloads, and digitally animatedmovies might never have come into being or become so popular if not for Jobs¶s dreams.A man with many sides, Jobs has been described as charming, egotistical, brilliant, opinionated,charismatic, stubborn, persuasive, and critical Steve Jobs is not an ordinary person. In 1976 atage twenty-one, he cofounded the Apple Computer Company in his parents¶ garage. Four yearslater he was worth more than 200 million dollars. he was thirty, he had lost his job at Apple.Down but not out, he started another computer company and bought Pixar, the computer graphics division of a movie studio. On the brink of bankruptcy, the company brought Jobs back in 1997.In childhood His passion was electronics, which set him apart Steve did not mind being different.In fact, he reveled in it. ³Think Different,´ which became Apple¶s trademark slogan Terri Anzur,a high school classmate of Jobs, recalls: ³Steve was kind of a brain and kind of a hippie . . . buthe never fit into either group . . . He was kind of an outsider. In high school everything revolvedaround what group you were in. If you weren¶t in a carefully defined group you weren¶tanybody. He was an individual in a world where individuality was suspect.When Jobs started Apple with his friend Steve Wozniak the pair had no money, no place towork, and no experience. Jobs was, ³Too young and definitely too inexperienced to know whathe couldn¶t achieve, and ruled by the passion of ideas, he had no sense of why something was
 
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impossible. This made him willing to try things that wiser people would have said couldn¶t bedone.´He believed that computers should be tools for everyday people. Before 1975, computers werehuge, complicated, expensive devices that were mainly used by government agencies,universities, and large businesses. Few ordinary people could afford a computer or knew how touse one Many industry experts thought Jobs¶s dream of personal computers was impractical andunmarketable. Jobs proved them wrong. ³From nothingness, the personal computer had becomethe fastest growing industry in American history, a billion dollar triumph spurred by the dream of one college dropout [Jobs] and the engineering virtuosity of another [Wozniak].After ten years at Apple a power struggle ensued and he was fired. He loved his work. And, he believed he had more to contribute so he invested in two more companies, NeXT computers andPixar. Jobs explained: ³I¶m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I lovedwhat I did. You¶ve got to find what you love . . . Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the onlyway to do great work is to love what you do . . . Don¶t settle.´Steve Jobs has never settled. He remained dedicated to his ideas despite the doubt of others. Jobshave always remained true to himself. ³Your time is limited,´ he told the Stanford graduates, ³sodon¶t waste it living someone else¶s life. Don¶t be trapped by dogma²which is living with theresults of other people¶s thinking. Don¶t let the noise of other¶s opinions drown out your owninner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart.´
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This is exactly whatSteve Jobs has done. In the process, he has changed the world.
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On February 24, 1955, an unwed University of California, Berkeley, student gave birth to a baby boy. She decided to put the baby up for adoption. Paul and Clara Jobs, a machinist and a schoolsecretary, adopted the infant and named him Steven Paul Jobs. They moved to Mountain View,California. It is located in what came to be known as the Silicon Valley, the U.S. capital of technology.

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