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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lessons to be learned from Steve Jobs (Co-Founder of Apple)

Early Age

Steve Paul Jobs was born on Feb 24,1955, in San Francisco, California from a couple of University of Wisconsin graduate Students who gave their unnamed son up for adoption. The infant was adopted
Steve Jobs
by Clara and Paul Jobs, became his adopted parents.

Since the early age, he had a passion for creation and innovation, but he was frustrated from the formal education while going to school. His teachers had to bribe him for study, the administrators wanted to skip the study but his parent declined that proposal. He met his future partner Steve Wozniak after few years of enrollment at Homestead High School. They both had a passion for electronics that why they hooked up together into the digital chips.

His passion and Education

Lacking in the direction because of the formal education, he left the college after six months and spent the next 18 months dropping in on creative classes at the school. His ambition and passion of creativity reached his high even he couldn’t go away for a long journey of academic qualification. Everyone hands are full of iPad, iPhone and Jobs will be remembered by everyone even though he is already gone away from this world.

His success and his entrepreneurial skills have an influential lesson to all that we can learn from his life. He has quoted “ I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”. He became the live proof of this quote. Apple has taken this stage because of the ability of Jobs  to anticipate the future. He followed his own rule of thumb as he didn’t have any idea where the education that he had been acquiring in the college was dragging him. He trusts his heart rather than following the belief of the people taking the education.

Moving with his own vision

The great speech of Jobs has mentioned that “ I had no idea what I wanted to do and spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out ok. It  was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made”

He was not official students, but he kept on dropping all his required courses and dropping in the ones what he was interested him. He had started his passion working as a video game designer, left that jobs after working several months to find the spiritual enlightenment. When he turned to 21; Jobs and Wozniak started Apple Computer in his family garage, funding their entrepreneurial venture by Jobs selling his Volkswagen bus and Wozniak sells his beloved scientific calculator in 1974. They have been credited for this revolutionizing the computer industry by democratizing the technology in the world.

As a human being everyone has to fight with the flaws that what he also went through, but able to grab the best thing that happens because of his turn out from the apple. It was the worst things  Jobs was fired from the Apple after ten years of his co-founded the company. But, the better things happened again when he founded NeXT and Pixar and began a new life with a beautiful woman.

He was hit by the brick on his head, but he didn’t lose faith in him. he was convinced by himself, then kept going on what he loved to do. And he got to find what he loved. He believed in taking the life experience using the tools as a subtext of something else. Despite the success of Pixar, NeXT, Inc, struggled in its attempts to sell its specialized operating system to mainstream America, Apple eventually bought that company in 1996 with $429 million. The following year Jobs returned to the Apple.

Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, because of pancreatic cancer. He had been suffering from cancer nearly a decade. He died, but he is alive because of the invention he made. Numerous books have been written about the life, career, and success about the Jobs.

Lessons to be learned

He focused on the positive and believed in his ability. He uncovered the information about his biological parent when he was 21 but that didn’t matter for him. He had a great respect for his adopted parents and understood the value and vision of the life. He took several challenges in life, but never afraid to tackle with them. His struggles give us the lessons that success in life is not a destination, but it is a grueling process.

It is important in life to know exactly what we have to offer and to portray that in a proper manner. It might apply either in our personal or professional life. We have to understand our ability and the potential what we might have possessed us. Otherwise our ability will be capped if we undersell our ability. We got to find the what the passion we are filled in and what the work we love to work. The end