Steve Jobs - Original Writing

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Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 is San Francisco, California and was given up for adoption. As a boy, he worked with his dad on electronics in their garage. He enjoyed this hobby because it allowed him to take apart and reconstruct electronics. At the age of thirteen, he met Stephen Wozniak, an electronic whiz kid. In 1975, when they were both 20 years old, they decided to set up shop in Steve Parent’s garage in which they developed the prototype of the Apple I Computer. In order to raise the $1350 that they needed to start the company, they decided to part ways with things that meant a great deal to them. For Jobs it was his Volkswagen microbus, and for Steve Wozniak, his Hewlett-Packard calculator Two years later, they introduced what would be the first personal computer with a color graphics and a keyboard, the Apple II. Over the years that followed, the company developed a series of products that were revolutionary, which include the iPod, a portable digital audio player, an online marketplace called the Apple iTunes Store, the iPhone handset and the iPad tablet computer. He was an unconventional leader, a visionary who demanded excellence from his staff and was known for his blunt delivery of criticism. His sheer genius combined with his ability to articulate his vision has revolutionized the technology industry Successful innovations at Apple’s can be attributed to its organizational structure. In as much as a company’s organizational structure can create opportunities for business growth, so can it impose limitations on the manner in which the company develops. At Apple, their organizational structure followed the traditional hierarchy format, with which they applied some key elements from other types of org... ... middle of paper ... ...That way everyone will achieve their absolute best and by extension compound the general performance of the entire group. Other business leaders may need to understand that this kind of team effort derives from relationships where people value the worth of all members and where the leader working with emotional intelligence “lubricates the mechanism of the group mind.” Steve Jobs may in his lifetime be considered a hot tempered manager, even a “jerk’ to his employees, based on how he treated them, but at times, he was also able to charm his colleagues and make them feel like geniuses. At the end of the day, he had a vision and needed the best of the best at his side to bring it to fruition. By demanding accountability and responsibility from the best, he was able to revolutionize an industry that leave many to wonder” What would my life be like without Steve Jobs?’

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