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IN Science & Technology ON 03 Oct, 2014
When you think innovation, you think Apple and simultaneously about Steve Jobs.
He created one of the most influential companies of modern times, if you make a company like that people automatically assume that you are pretty smart since childhood. But with Steve Jobs, that wasn't the case.
Steve Jobs before passing away, had a crazy childhood. He was a visionary and a hippie by nature. He did things which you woudn't believe and even i was shocked while knowing them. These are some amazing facts about Steve Jobs.
This photograph came from a recent released FBI file on Steve Jobs. His full name was Paul Stephen Jobs.
He was adopted but Steve's biological father's name is Abdulfattah Jandali. His biological mother was Joanne Carole Schieble, an American. Her father, however, objected to the marriage so Steve was put up for adoption.
Apple Had three founders, not two. They were Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
When asked how Steve named Apple, There are few reasons: 1. Apple came before Atari( the company where Steve worked before starting Apple) in dictionary. 2. On the naming of Apple, Steve said it was a part of one of his fruitarian diets. He said he had just come back from an apple farm, and thought the name sounded fun, spirited and not intimidating.
Steve Jobs is known for his dislike towards IBM and the adverts of Apple in 1980s suggested the same. This picture was taken by a french man during field trip. It was not revealed then because Apple used to buy processors from IBM.
Apple co-founder was a visionary too and Apple, as well as my story will remain incomplete without a fact about him. Jobs was 13 and Wozniak was 18 when they became friends.
Wozniak permanently ended his full-time employment with Apple on February 6, 1987, 12 years after having created the company. Wozniak remains an employee of Apple and receives a stipend, estimated to be $120,000 per year
Other famous residents of the building include Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, and Steve Martin. He never shifted to this office, he even renovated the rooms and spent a lot of money.
In Mid 90s, when NEXT was sinking after launching a successful computer. The software did not got good response. One colleague at NEXT asked him why he did not focus on selling on PCs, he replied i will sell dogs' shit than selling PCs.
Jobs purchased animation studio Pixar in 1986. At that time, they were working on an animation movie but needed a lot of funding. Steve helped them and in return became a billionaire. Toy Story earned $191 million
At one occasion, he and his friend was chased by the cops. To that Steve reacted, "Do you see that? we are revolutionaries, they are not"
Apart from that, Jobs never used licence plates for his silver Mercedes SL55 AMG.
Steve Jobs came to India in 1974 and he was a hippie back then. Steve Jobs went to India to search about Spiritualism. Connection of Steve Jobs to India was an old one. When Steve was too small, he used to walk many miles to have one good meal at Hare Krishna Temple.
Steve reacted for google, "Apple didn't enter the search business, so why did Google get into the phone business?"
Steve has been seen wearing a black mock turtleneck, Levi's 501 jeans, and New Balance 991 sneakers. He wore the same outfit because it made him take one less decision a day.
Steve Jobs inspire us to do a lot and achieve a lot more to serve humanity, in a much better way. We should be thankful to God for making these people.