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Steve Jobs. A biography by Romain Moisescot. Family background. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, , in the city of San Francisco. His biological. Where can I get Steve Jobs' biography book? I don't know if searching “ Download Steve Jobs biography PDF” on Google and downloading a PDF is legal or. Steve Jobs a biography by Romain Moisescot. Table of Contents. (clickable links) . Youth. The Apple I. Apple's early days. Success and failures. Macintosh.

Eventually, Pixar partnered with Disney and released their first movie, Toy Story, which became the most profitable film of the year 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. After Jobs left, Apple fell into decline. In , he bought Next and made Jobs an advisor to Apple.

Once back at Apple, Steve took as much control as he could. He put his favourite NeXT employees in the highest positions at Apple. The company was not doing well, and the board decided to give Jobs a new chance as CEO. But Jobs declined the invitation.

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He preferred to retain his advisor status to gain more influence in the company. He managed to sew a partnership with Microsoft to develop Office for Mac and thus ended the battle between companies.

The stock price of Apple took off, and after some time, he finally accepted the invitation to become CEO of the company again. By taking over, his focus became unique. Focus the company on making fewer products. And so he worked to save Apple.

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He rejected entire product lines, fired irrelevant employees and cut the whole stockpiles. Jobs had transformed himself from a free-spirited corporate rebel to a uniquely dedicated, collaborative yet volatile executive. Thus, a potential marketing engagement had to be hounded by designers and software engineers.

This ensured that everyone had a stake in the development and creation of new products.

Jobs hired Tim Cook to run operations, and the two connected and quickly became friends. Cook would eventually help Jobs lead Apple. The strategy worked: Jobs had a strange ability to persuade people to follow his vision and ideas.

He demanded what others considered impossible. Thus, glimpsing the impossible, he made things happen and changed reality. He focused so intensely on what interested him that he sometimes ignored everything else, including his wife, Laureen, their children — Reed, Erin and Eve, Lisa — and their family and friends. Steve was cruel and extremely critical of others and his work, but even so, he cultivated faithful, almost fanatical assistants.

He never clung to material possessions, living in unfurnished homes, but his passion for products made Apple a giant. Jobs believed that the rules did not apply to him. The man who refused to put plates in his cars and parked in places reserved for disabled people invented products that consumers did not even know they wanted but for which they soon fell in love. Steve Jobs learned the importance of design quality with his father who taught him how to make beautiful the hidden sides of a cabinet mattered as much as creating an elegant front.

From his forays into the Eastern philosophies, Jobs understood that product design was at its core. Mr Jobs elevated these concepts to the point where he believed the presentation of Apple products could convey as much meaning as the products themselves.

Even packaging was crucial. Jobs got so involved in the design minutiae that his name appears on several patents of Apple products. Jobs caught the attention of the public when Apple introduced the iMac in Quickly the computer developed along with Jony Ive became the computer that sold fastest in history. The round, fun-looking computer came with a semi-transparent coating and was available in five colours.

Jobs made the interior as attractive as the exterior. In addition to the obsession with design, Jobs wanted to control the entire distribution chain. Hence came the idea of having your own physical presence, the Apple Store. The first Apple Store came in and was a great success. Today, Apple Stores are still the result of the almost obsessive need for control of Jobs.

Computers were different, but retailers generally did not focus on explaining differences to downloaders. Jobs wanted to manage the consumer experience, just as he had influenced all other aspects of computer design and production.

Therefore, he resolved to design sales points with the same taste he brought for everything else. He insisted on expensive and busy places. He patented the design of the titanium and glass staircases of the stores. He wanted more than a store. The iPod resulted from the need for a better music player, and among its innovations , the scroll wheel is included. The success of the iPod, built on the sales of the iMac, consolidated the brand.

Still, Jobs kept looking for the next big release. Identifying cell phone as the next wave, he left a new mark on the universe and unveiled the iPhone, combining iPod, telephony and internet access. The idea of a tablet predated the iPhone, but in experiments with the iPhone paved the way for the next revolutionary item: In the case of the iPad, Apple sold 1 million units in the first month and reached 15 million in just 9 months. Jobs believed that his cancer, diagnosed in , resulted from the stressful moments he experienced when he led Apple and Pixar in the late s.

Treatment for kidney stones led to an examination that discovered his cancer. Even so, the prognosis was good; the tumour was treatable and slow-growing.

However, Jobs rejected medical recommendations for surgery. He consulted nutritionists, acupuncturists, followed vegetarian diets, underwent colon cleanings and banished negativity from his thoughts.

In , he made mention of his mortality in a graduation speech at Stanford University. Steve Jobs has transformed industries, invented new forms of communication, put the world at your fingertips, and made it fun, intelligent and cool. Jobs Trust led by Laurene Jobs. The deal was finalized in late , bringing Jobs back to the company he co-founded. He was formally named interim chief executive in September. In March , to concentrate Apple's efforts on returning to profitability, Jobs terminated a number of projects, such as Newton, Cyberdog, and OpenDoc.

In the coming months, many employees developed a fear of encountering Jobs while riding in the Logo for the Think Different campaign designed elevator, "afraid that they might not have a job when the doors opened.

The reality was that Jobs's summary executions were rare, but a handful of victims was enough to terrorize a whole company. Under Jobs's guidance, the company increased sales significantly with the introduction of the iMac and other new products; since then, appealing designs and powerful branding have Steve Jobs worked well for Apple.

Jobs quipped at the time that he would be using the title "iCEO". The company subsequently branched out, introducing and improving upon other digital appliances. With the introduction of the iPod portable music player, iTunes digital music software, and the iTunes Store, the company made forays into consumer electronics and music distribution. On June 29, , Apple entered the cellular phone business with the introduction of the iPhone, a multi-touch display cell phone, which also included the features of an iPod and, with its own mobile browser, revolutionized the mobile browsing scene.

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While stimulating innovation, Jobs also reminded his employees that "real artists ship". Jobs was both admired and criticized for his consummate skill at persuasion and salesmanship, which has been dubbed the "reality distortion field" and was particularly evident during his keynote speeches colloquially known as "Stevenotes" at Macworld Expos and at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences.

In , Jobs responded to criticism of Apple's poor recycling programs for e-waste in the US by lashing out at environmental and other Jobs on stage at Macworld advocates at Apple's Annual Meeting in Cupertino in April.

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The January 11, Computer TakeBack Campaign responded by flying a banner from a plane over the Stanford University graduation at which Jobs was the commencement speaker. The banner read "Steve, don't be a mini-playerrecycle all e-waste".

In , he further expanded Apple's recycling programs to any US customer who downloads a new Mac. This program includes shipping and "environmentally friendly disposal" of their old systems. Hours after the announcement, Apple Inc. AAPL shares dropped fivepercent in after-hours trading. This relatively small drop, when considering the importance of Jobs to Apple, was associated with the fact that his health had been in the news for several years, and he had been on medical leave since January It was believed, according to Forbes, that the impact would be felt in a negative way beyond Apple, including at The Walt Disney Company where Jobs served as director.

In after-hours trading on the day of the announcement, Walt Disney Co. DIS shares dropped 1. Business life Remember, the sixties happened in the early seventies, and that's when I came of age; and to me, the spark of that was that there was something beyond what you see every day. Its the same thing that causes people to be poets instead of bankers.

And I think that's a wonderful thing. I think that same spirit can be put in to products, and those products can be manufactured, and given to people, and they can sense that spirit. Stock options backdating issue In , Jobs was granted stock options in the amount of 7. As a result, Jobs potentially faced a number of criminal charges and civil penalties.

The case was the subject of active criminal and civil government investigations, though an independent internal Apple investigation completed on December 29, , found that Jobs was unaware of these issues and that the options granted to him were returned without being exercised in Management style Jobs was a demanding perfectionist who always aspired to position his businesses and their products at the forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing and setting trends, at least in innovation and style.

He summed up that self-concept at the end of his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January , by quoting ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love.

Since the very very beginning. And we always will. Ever a stickler for quality, Jobs once famously quoted [15]: Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs Much was made of Jobs's aggressive and demanding personality. Fortune wrote that he was "considered one of Silicon Valley's leading egomaniacs". But the lows were unimaginable", to which Jobs's office replied that his personality had changed since then. Maybe the most underappreciated thing about Steve was that he had the courage to change his mind.

In its annual earnings report, Wiley said it had "closed a deal Floyd Norman said that at Pixar, Jobs was a "mature, mellow individual" and never interfered with the creative process of the filmmakers.

On October 6, , in a Gartner Symposium, when Michael Dell was asked what he would do if he ran then-troubled Apple Computer, he said "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.

The email read: Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future.

Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Jobs was also a board member at Gap Inc. Reality distortion field Apple's Bud Tribble coined the term "reality distortion field" in , to describe Jobs's charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintosh project.

Tribble claimed that the term came from Star Trek. Since then the term has also been used to refer to perceptions of Jobs's keynote speeches. The RDF was said by Andy Hertzfeld to be Steve Jobs's ability to convince himself and others to believe almost anything, using a mix of charm, charisma, bravado, hyperbole, marketing, appeasement, and persistence. Although the subject of criticism, Jobs's so-called reality distortion field was also recognized as creating a sense that the impossible was possible.

By motivating the people around him to create innovative products, Jobs was in turn able to market them creatively to reach a wide audience. Once the term became widely known, it was often used in the technology press to describe Jobs's sway over the public, particularly regarding new product announcements.

Steve Jobs 10 Innovations and designs Jobs's design aesthetic was influenced by the modernist architectural style of Joseph Eichler, and the industrial designs of Braun's Dieter Rams. His design sense was also greatly influenced by the Buddhism which he experienced in India while on a seven-month spiritual journey. According to Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code.

He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design Steve Jobs was the marketing person. Jobs's contributions to most of his patents were to "the look and feel of the product". His industrial design chief Jonathan Ive had his name along with him for of the patents. Most of these are design patents specific product designs; for example, Jobs listed as primary inventor in patents for both original and lamp-style iMacs, as well as PowerBook G4 Titanium as opposed to utility patents inventions.

He has 43 issued US patents on inventions. The patent on the Mac OS X Dock user interface with "magnification" feature was issued the day before he died.

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

Although Jobs had little involvement in the engineering and technical side of the original Apple computers, Jobs later used his CEO position to directly involve himself with product design.

Even while terminally ill in the hospital, Jobs sketched new devices that would hold the iPad in a hospital bed. He also despised the oxygen monitor on his finger and suggested ways to revise the design for simplicity. The computer had no "Mac" name on the front, but rather just the Apple logo. Apple co-founder and former Apple engineer, Steve Wozniak, has said that the Macintosh failed under Steve Jobs, and that it wasn't until Jobs left that it became a success.

The NeXT Computer was introduced in Apple boasted "the back of our computer looks better than the front of anyone else's". Described as "cartoonlike", the first iMac, clad in Bondi Blue plastic, was unlike any personal computer that came before.

In , Apple introduced the Graphite gray Apple iMac and since has varied the shape, colour and size considerably while maintaining the all-in-one design. Design ideas were intended to create a connection with the user such as the handle and a breathing light effect when the computer went to sleep. The iMac also featured some technical innovations, such as having USB ports as the only device inputs. This latter change resulted, through the iMac's success, in the interface being popularised among third party peripheral makers as evidenced by the fact that many early USB peripherals were made of translucent plastic to match the iMac design.

The major innovation of the iPod was its small size achieved by using a 1. The capacity of the first generation iPod ranged from 5G to 10 Gigabytes. The introduction of the iPod resulted in Apple becoming a major player in the music industry. Also, the iPod's success prepared the way for the iTunes music store and the iPhone. After the 1st generation of iPod, Apple released the hard drive-based iPod classic, the touchscreen iPod Touch, video-capable iPod Nano, screenless iPod Shuffle in the following years.

The iPhone created such a sensation that a survey indicated six out of ten Americans were aware of its release. Time magazine declared it "Invention of the Year" for The Apple iPhone is a small device with multimedia capabilities and functions as a quad-band touch screen smartphone. In June , the iPhone 3GS, added voice control, a better camera, and a faster processor was introduced by Phil Schiller. A major feature of the iPhone 4S, introduced in October , was Siri, which is a virtual assistant that is capable of voice recognition.

In contrast to Gates, Jobs did not sign the Giving Pledge of Warren Buffett which challenged the world's richest billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity. In an interview with Playboy in , Jobs said in respect to money that "the challenges are to figure out how to live with it and to reinvest it back into the world which means either giving it away or using it to express your concerns or values.

After resuming control of Apple in , Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs initially. Jobs's friends told The New York Times that he felt that expanding Apple would have done more good than giving money to charity. Later, under Jobs, Apple signed to participate in Product Red program, producing red versions of devices to give profits from sales to charity.

Apple has gone on to become the largest contributor to the charity since its initial involvement with it. The chief of the Product Red project, singer Bono, cited Jobs saying there was "nothing better than the chance to save lives", when he initially approached Apple with the invitation to participate in the program.

Personal life In the s, Jobs found his birth mother, Joanne Schieble Simpson, who told him he had a biological sister, Mona Simpson. They met for the first time in , and became close friends. The siblings kept their relationship secret until , when Mona introduced him at a party for her first book. After deciding to search for their father, Simpson found Jandali managing a coffee shop. Without knowing who his son had become, Jandali told Mona that he had previously managed a popular restaurant in the Silicon Valley, mentioning that "even Steve Jobs used to eat there.

Yeah, he was a great tipper. I asked her to not tell him that we ever met When speaking about his biological parents, Jobs stated: "They were my sperm and egg bank. That's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more. Jandali mailed in his medical history after Jobs's pancreatic disorder was made public that year. In her eulogy to Jobs at his memorial service, Mona Simpson stated: I grew up as an only child, with a single mother.

Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives and our not yet furnished apartment and help us. Later, after I'd met my father, I tried to believe he'd changed his number and left no forwarding address because he was an idealistic revolutionary, plotting a new world for the Arab people.

Even as a feminist, my whole life I'd been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I'd thought that man would be my father.

When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother. For two years, she raised their daughter on welfare while Jobs denied paternity by claiming he was sterile; he later acknowledged Lisa as his daughter. Their son, Reed, was born September , followed by daughters Erin in August , and Eve in The family lived in Palo Alto, California.

Jobs dated Joan Baez for a few years. Elizabeth Holmes, a friend of Jobs from his time at Reed College, believed Jobs was interested in Baez because she had been the lover of Bob Dylan, who was Jobs' favorite musician. Plus, he always said he wanted to have a family, and with her he knew that he wouldn't".

He referred to them on multiple President Dmitry Medvedev on June 23, occasions at Keynotes and also was interviewed on a showing of a Paul McCartney concert. When asked about his business model on 60 Minutes, he replied: My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.

Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people. With the help of I.

Pei, Jobs spent years renovating his apartment in the top two floors of the building's north tower, only to sell it almost two decades later to U2 singer Bono. Jobs never moved in. Although it reportedly remained in an almost unfurnished state, Jobs lived in the mansion for almost ten years. And according to Isaacson, during one late-night phone call, Bill Clinton once asked Jobs for some advice about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and when Jobs told the President that, if the affair were true, " 'you've got to tell the country' There was silence on the other end of the line.

In June , the Woodside Town Council gave Jobs approval to demolish the mansion, on the condition that he advertise the property for a year to see if someone would move it to another location and restore it. A number of people expressed interest, including several with experience in restoring old property, but no agreements to that effect were reached. Later that same year, a local preservationist group began seeking legal action to prevent demolition.

In January , Jobs was denied the right to demolish the property, by a court decision. The court decision was overturned on appeal in March , and the mansion was demolished beginning in February Jobs usually wore a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by Issey Miyake that was sometimes reported to be made by St.

Croix , Levi's blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers. Jobs told Walter Isaacson " Jobs involved himself with the details of designing his metre luxury yacht Venus named after the deity to keep thoughts of death at bay. It is also designed by Philippe Starck, who says he was not paid in full for the yacht.

In a interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs revealed at one point he met with U. President Barack Obama, complained of the nation's shortage of software engineers, and told Obama that he was "headed for a one-term presidency. After the meeting, Jobs commented, "The president is very smart, but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can't get done It infuriates me.

The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very poor; Jobs stated that he had a rare, far less aggressive type known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. Despite his diagnosis, Jobs resisted his doctors' recommendations for medical intervention for nine months, instead consuming a pseudo-medicine diet in an attempt to thwart the disease.

According to Harvard researcher Ramzi Amri, his choice of alternative treatment "led to an unnecessarily early death. Cassileth, the chief of Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center's integrative medicine department,[21] said "Jobss faith in alternative medicine likely cost him his life He had the only kind of pancreatic cancer that is treatable and curable He essentially committed suicide.

He also was influenced by a doctor who ran a clinic that advised juice fasts, bowel cleansings and other unproven approaches, before finally having surgery in July Jobs apparently did not receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy. His "thin, almost gaunt" appearance and unusually "listless" delivery, together with his choice to delegate significant portions of his keynote to other presenters, inspired a flurry of media and Internet speculation about his health.

Following the keynote, an Apple spokesperson said that "Steve's health is robust. Apple officials stated Jobs was victim to a "common bug" and was taking antibiotics, while others surmised his cachectic appearance was due to the Whipple procedure. During a July conference call discussing Apple earnings, participants responded to repeated questions about Jobs's health by insisting that it was a "private matter".

Others, however, voiced the opinion that shareholders had a right to know more, given Jobs's hands-on approach to running his company. The New York Times published an article based on an off-the-record phone conversation with Jobs, noting that "While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug', they weren't life-threatening and he doesn't have a recurrence of cancer.

News carriers customarily stockpile up-to-date obituaries to facilitate news delivery in the event of a well-known figure's death. Although the error was promptly rectified, many news carriers and blogs reported on it, intensifying rumors concerning Jobs's health.

Jobs responded at Apple's September Let's Rock keynote by essentially quoting Mark Twain: "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. On December 16, , Apple announced that marketing vice-president Phil Schiller would deliver the company's final keynote address at the Macworld Conference and Expo , again reviving questions about Jobs's health.

In a statement given on January 5, , on Apple. On January 14, , in an internal Apple memo, Jobs wrote that in the previous week he had "learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought", and announced a six-month leave of absence until the end of June , to allow him to better focus on his health.

Jobs's prognosis was described as "excellent". On January 17, , a year and a half after Jobs returned from his liver transplant, Apple announced that he had been granted a medical leave of absence. Jobs announced his leave in a letter to employees, stating his decision was made "so he could focus on his health". As during his medical leave, Apple announced that Tim Cook would run day-to-day operations and that Jobs would continue to be involved in major strategic decisions at the company.

Jobs announced his resignation as Apple's CEO on August 24, , writing to the board, "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apples CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.Place a Hold You must be logged in first.

He patented the design of the titanium and glass staircases of the stores. The court decision was overturned on appeal in March , and the mansion was demolished beginning in February Since the very very beginning. Steve Jobs was the marketing person.

In after the death of his adoptive mother, he met his biological mother. A major feature of the iPhone 4S, introduced in October , was Siri, which is a virtual assistant that is capable of voice recognition.

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