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Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple. He also founded NeXT and was the majority shareholder of Pixar, both of which he was also CEO. Jobs is known as an icon of creativity and entrepreneurship. The prolific author Walter Isaacson released Jobs’ biography in October of 2011. Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Jobs attended Reed College for a short period of time before dropping out in 1972. However, he continued to dabble with classes unofficially and came across a calligraphy course instructed by Robert Palladino. This course ended up being highly influential for Jobs as he attributed it to bringing multiple typefaces to the Mac.

Steve Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976. After a drawn out power struggle Jobs was pushed out of Apple in 1985. He then founded NeXT in 1985 and also funded the move of Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group to become its own corporation, which became Pixar in 1986. Just over a decade later in 1997, Jobs returned to Apple as they acquired NeXT. His return marked the beginning of a new era of success. He took over as CEO in July of 1997 and continued on until handing the position to Tim Cook on August 24, 2011 after increasing health problems. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.

Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Steve Jobs Stories May 15

Doom and Quake creator John Carmack tells the story of Steve Jobs asking him to delay his wedding

John Carmack – Oculus VR CTO and co-creator of the classic games Doom and Quake – wrote a Facebook post yesterday reminiscing about what it was like to work with Steve Jobs, including the time Steve asked him to postpone his wedding …

Steve Jobs Stories March 16

We reported last month that several rare items signed by Steve Jobs would be going up for auction. Now, the auctions have been completed and one of the most sought after items went for over $170,000, three times its estimated value.

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Steve Jobs Stories February 24

On what would have been his 63rd birthday, Tim Cook took to Twitter today to offer remembrance of Steve Jobs. The Apple co-founder was born on February 24th, 1955 and would be celebrating his 63rd birthday this year…

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Steve Jobs Stories February 22

Three new items signed by Steve Jobs are going up for auction early next month. With the scarcity of Jobs’ autographed items, these latest auctions are expected to fetch between $15,000- $50,000.

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Steve Jobs Stories January 5

Delays between Apple announcing a product and shipping it to customers have more than doubled under Tim Cook’s watch, according to a WSJ analysis.

Of the 70-plus new and updated products launched during Mr. Cook’s tenure, five had a delay between announcement and shipping of three months or more, and nine had delays of between one and three months. Roughly the same number of products were launched during Mr. Jobs’ reign, but only one product was delayed by more than three months.

The averages bear out the paper’s claim, though also illustrate the rather small difference for a typical product launch …

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Steve Jobs Stories December 28, 2017

Bizarre European ruling allows Italian designers to use Steve Jobs brand and Apple-like logo

A truly bizarre EU ruling has allowed two Italian brothers to sell clothes and accessories under the Steve Jobs brand name, complete with a variation on the Apple logo …

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