5th October, 2011 was the darkest night ever for the Silicon Vally, Palo Alto, California. In fact that night was the darkest ever for technology world. World has lost a splendid genius and the best entrepreneur. Steve Jobs’ life is full of ups and downs. He has done ample things in life which can inspire millions of young hearts. He has taught a lot to the world. He came up with things that world would hesitate to even Imagine.
The legend was born in San Francisco, California. As a baby boy, he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs . He was renamed as Steve Paul Jobs. He attended Cupertino Junior High School in California. After high school, he used to visit HP at Palo Alto in California. At the age of 12, once Steve called up the Founder of HP and said ” Hello sir, I am Steve Jobs a 12 year boy studying in High School. I want to make a Frequency Counter but I don’t have Spare Parts for that. Would you help me with this? Then after he was hired by HP and started working with Steve Wozniak. He was a part time summer employee there. He has completed his graduation from high school in 1972 and got admission in Reed College at Portland in Oregon.
Steve himself was not a financially sound person. His financial condition was not too good. During college period, he used to stay in his friend’s room. To get money for his day to day expenses, he used to return coke bottles. His Success Story proves that a person can do anything if he is firm on his goals and dedicated from heart. “Talent alone can not lead you to success, Commitment is the factor that leads you to success, Steve Jobs proves that.”
In 1974, California called him on the field. He started attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak. Initially he worked as Atari playing a role of video game developer. His primary motive behind working under Atari was to save money for spiritual retreat in India. He was very impressed with Indian spiritual treasure. He used to have Hare Krishna Temple food during college period and he once said that he loved it.
He founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Passion, hard work and dedication of these geeks make Apple grew immensely. Apple started hiring many experienced executives to boost the performance of Apple. Apple’s annual shareholders’ meeting of 1984, he introduced the Macintosh publicly. It was the first ever Graphical User Interface enabled computer. While Apple was showing amazing results but there were some internal conflicts and difference of opinions inside the company which resulted resignation of Steve Jobs from Apple.
Now, again Steve had to start from a small company. He was sacked from Apple but his confidence was more than anyone in the Apple. He proved that Apple belongs to Steve Jobs, not Steve Jobs to Apple. Apple was Steve’s brain child and Steve had seen it growing great. Now, there was time for another start-up.
Steve Jobs started a computer company called Next Computer. This company and its products were so advanced technologically that few companies could afford it. Steve Jobs founded the seeds of Personal Computing. He also started NeXTmail which was first GUI enabled and click operated e-mailing system. In 1986, he acquired an animation company called The Graphics Group. He renamed it as Pixar Image Computers. He produced many Hollywood animation movies under the name of Pixar. Jobs was one of the highest and biggest share holders of Disney at a time. Next Computer was acquired by Apple and Steve Jobs again joined the Apple Inc. He joined Apple as CEO. Then he was one of the greatest CEOs of the world. During his time in Apple as a CEO, Steve Jobs had changed the world with more than awesome products like iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air and many more.
The BURNING DESIRE to change the world made him the “The Steve Jobs”. He has left a company which only he could Build up. He literally created what a normal person hesitate to even Imagine. —- That made him “The Steve Jobs”
I don’t have any personal relation with Steve but that Genius has a relation with all of us. He has left Motivation for us, Enthusiasm for us, Burning Desire for us, “The Steve Jobs” for us. It would be not enough to do even a Doctorate on Steve’s Thoughts. He was not Just a Person, He was an Era, He was a Concept, He was a Vision, He was a Leader, He was a LION, He was “The Steve Jobs”.
Today, world is talking Steve Jobs – Every second 10000 tweets and more than Million FB updates per Minute speak abt Steve Jobs. His words make my blood vibrant, his quotes make my desire a Burning Desire. 5th October, 2011 was the Darkest Night for Silicon Vally. The Geek said Good Bye to the world. RIP
“There is no reason for not following your heart”
RIP Steve Jobs, We, Professionz.com team will always miss you and remember you. You were the motivator for us and you still are. May my almighty lord give Steve’s soul rest in peace.