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In addition to his interest in altered consciousness, Steve was also interested in spirituality. He walked barefoot and rarely bathed and followed his growing interest in spiritual philosophies spending seven months in India, where he learned more about intuition and introspection. At first, he embraced the possibilities of computing, much more for his potential to raise human consciousness than for his business or commercial applications. But the Zen influences failed to soften his increasingly critical and arrogant behaviour.

Wozniak was superior to Jobs technically, but Jobs had the determination and the spirit to market the products.

Woz invented and Jobs sold. The Apple I consisted of a case with a built-in keyboard that plugged into a TV and software that would allow the end consumer to operate a computer.

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With this, they managed to take the computing from the world of nerds to put it in the house of people. Wozniak developed the circuit boards as Jobs linked computing power to a friendly packaging that represented his obsession with perfection.

In just 30 days being marketed, the Apple I was already becoming profitable. For the Apple II, the project was more audacious and perfectionist. But Steve was rude and rude to his employees. He seemed not to care about their feelings and focused only on the details of the product itself. Given his imbalances and emotional instabilities, Mike Scott was appointed the president of Apple Computer, and eventually, there were conflicts between employees and Jobs, who had to be mediated by Scott.

Steve also insisted on offering a one-year consumer warranty when the industry standard was 90 days. When his colleagues confronted him, Jobs screamed, spoke and sometimes even cried, but he always got what he wanted. His closest collaborators learned how to deal with him, but he was a master of manipulation, always trying to do everything his way. But the company was doing so well that this situation ended up being tolerated internally.

The Apple II has sold 6 million copies and is considered one of the cornerstones of personal computing. For Steve, that was not enough. He wanted to build a computer that would leave a mark on the universe. So Jobs began working on the Macintosh, the successor to the Apple II that would lead him to stardom. The commercial was so successful that sales exploded and everyone came to know Steve Jobs.

He got interviews in every major magazine manipulating journalists as if he were giving them an exclusive.

The Macintosh made Steve rich and famous, but his personality was eroding the company. His oppressive and perfectionist behaviour was making the employees feel disenchanted and depressed. This behaviour caused his dismissal from Apple by its board in After recovering from his resignation from his own company, Jobs noticed that he could now do things his own way. His first project was a computer for the educational market called NeXT. With Next, he resumed his passion for design.

The NeXT almost broke, the launch was delayed in years and in the end, the product was too expensive for the consumer. Its high cost and the lack of availability of software caused the project to fail. At the same time, Jobs bought control of a company called Pixar. As chairman of the board, he created a strategy that combined technology and art. Eventually, Pixar partnered with Disney and released their first movie, Toy Story, which became the most profitable film of the year Steve in family In addition to his new business, Jobs tried to reconcile his personal life, reconnecting with his biological family.

In after the death of his adoptive mother, he met his biological mother. He was surprised to learn that she had a sister who was artistic and temperamental and they became close.

At the same time, he met his future wife, Laurene Powell, with whom he married in The couple had two children, Erin and Eve. In some cases, they would remain months without speaking.

In private as well as in his professional life, Jobs was either very passionate or extremely distant. A new Apple After Jobs left, Apple fell into decline. That is decency. Fun factoid: Jobs became a vegetarian after reading this book. What it's about: "We're just a drop in the bucket, and that's meaningless.

Steve Jobs: Genius by Design

But we say, 'No, wait a minute. If you have a bucket, those raindrops fill it up very fast. Being a drop in the bucket is magnificent.


Our work is helping people see that there is a bucket. There are all these people all over the world who are creating this bucket of hope. And so our drops are incredibly significant. Moore What it's about: This sequel to Moore's masterwork Crossing the Chasm provides a road map for marketers who want to help innovators reach customers.

Fun factoid: Apple's product release cycle is closely tied to Geoffrey Moore's theory of early adopters as key to a technology's eventual success. Best quote: "After the better part of a century being content with letters, telegrams, and telephones, we have in the past 30 years adopted touchtone phones, direct-dial long distance, Federal Express, answering machines, fax machines, voice mail, email, and now internet addresses.

In every case, until a certain mass was reached, we didn't really need to convert. But as soon as it was, it became unacceptable not to participate.

As members of a market, our behavior is invariable: We move as a herd, we mill and mill and mill around, and then all of a sudden we stampede.

Fun factoid: In the book, the anti-hero Captain Ahab maniacally pursues his goal of killing the white whale. It's not hard to draw a comparison between that and Jobs's determination to out-invent and out-market the entire computer industry. Best quote: "Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

Unlike most such authors, Grove delves as deeply into his failures as his successes. Fun factoid: Apple is the only PC company that has successfully migrated an operating system from one CPU architecture to another completely different architecture. Best quote: "The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your own business. You own it as a sole proprietor.

You have one employee: yourself. You are in competition with millions of similar businesses: millions of other employees all over the world. He stared unblinking at Weeks. You can do it. He knew that people form an opinion about a product or a company on the basis of how it is presented and packaged.

When he was getting ready to ship the Macintosh in , he obsessed over the colors and design of the box. Similarly, he personally spent time designing and redesigning the jewellike boxes that cradle the iPod and the iPhone and listed himself on the patents for them.

He and Ive believed that unpacking was a ritual like theater and heralded the glory of the product.

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For example, when he was creating the new and playful iMac, after his return to Apple, he was shown a design by Ive that had a little recessed handle nestled in the top. It was more semiotic than useful. This was a desktop computer. Not many people were really going to carry it around. But Jobs and Ive realized that a lot of people were still intimidated by computers.

The handle signaled permission to touch the iMac. That happened even with the movie Toy Story. After Jeff Katzenberg and the team at Disney, which had bought the rights to the movie, pushed the Pixar team to make it edgier and darker, Jobs and the director, John Lasseter, finally stopped production and rewrote the story to make it friendlier. The same was true for the iPhone. The initial design had the glass screen set into an aluminum case.

One Monday morning Jobs went over to see Ive. The problem was that the iPhone should have been all about the display, but in its current design the case competed with the display instead of getting out of the way. The whole device felt too masculine, task-driven, efficient.

A similar thing happened as Jobs and Ive were finishing the iPad. At one point Jobs looked at the model and felt slightly dissatisfied. They needed to signal that you could grab it with one hand, on impulse.

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They decided that the bottom edge should be slightly rounded, so that a user would feel comfortable just snatching it up rather than lifting it carefully. That meant engineering had to design the necessary connection ports and buttons in a thin, simple lip that sloped away gently underneath. Jobs delayed the product until the change could be made. As a young boy, he had helped his father build a fence around their backyard, and he was told they had to use just as much care on the back of the fence as on the front.

It was the mark of an artist to have such a passion for perfection. In overseeing the Apple II and the Macintosh, Jobs applied this lesson to the circuit board inside the machine. In both instances he sent the engineers back to make the chips line up neatly so the board would look nice. This seemed particularly odd to the engineers of the Macintosh, because Jobs had decreed that the machine be tightly sealed.

And once the board was redesigned, he had the engineers and other members of the Macintosh team sign their names so that they could be engraved inside the case. But his treatment of people, though not laudable, emanated from his passion for perfection and his desire to work with only the best. Probably not. There were other ways he could have motivated his team. I think a company can be a good family. He infused Apple employees with an abiding passion to create groundbreaking products and a belief that they could accomplish what seemed impossible.

And we have to judge him by the outcome. Jobs had a close-knit family, and so it was at Apple: His top players tended to stick around longer and be more loyal than those at other companies, including ones led by bosses who were kinder and gentler. CEOs who study Jobs and decide to emulate his roughness without understanding his ability to generate loyalty make a dangerous mistake.

Ask any member of that Mac team. They will tell you it was worth the pain. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions.

He gathered his executive team every week to kick around ideas without a formal agenda, and he spent every Wednesday afternoon doing the same with his marketing and advertising team. Slide shows were banned. I wanted them to engage, to hash things out at the table, rather than show a bunch of slides.

Some CEOs are great at vision; others are managers who know that God is in the details. Jobs was both. But even as he was laying out these grand visions, he was fretting over the shape and color of the screws inside the iMac. No one else in our era could better firewire together poetry and processors in a way that jolted innovation. He connected the humanities to the sciences, creativity to technology, arts to engineering.

There were greater technologists Wozniak, Gates , and certainly better designers and artists. But no one else in our era could better firewire together poetry and processors in a way that jolted innovation. And he did it with an intuitive feel for business strategy.I adore how graphic novels bring certain stories to life, and I felt that this story was one well suited for a graphic novel. Your request to send this item has been completed. Feb 18, Dahlia rated it really liked it.

But we say, 'No, wait a minute. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. He could have taken many wrongs turns and ended up a penniless hippie, but his strong will to persevere won out. Personally, I always assumed Jobs' career was a straight line to the top and was surprised to read that this wasn't the case at all.