Steve Jobs Descriptive Essay by vinoth

A description of the life and successes of Steve Jobs and his company, Apple Inc.
# 104397 | 1,456 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | IN
Published on Jun 12, 2008 in Computer and Technology (Hardware) , History (General)

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This paper discusses the history and successes of Steve Paul Jobs, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc. The paper first describes Jobs' early life, his various business ventures and the birth and success of the Apple computer. The paper then discusses the unsuccessful neXT venture, followed by Jobs' successful achievements over the course of his career.

Table of Contents:
Early Life
The Birth of Apple Computer
Unsuccessful NeXT venture
Return to Apple
Achievements of Steve Jobs

From the Paper:

"From being a college dropout, Steve Jobs has come a long way in co-founding Apple Inc and revolutionizing the personal computer market. Through his Apple computer Steve Jobs changed people's idea of a computer from gigantic mass of vacuum tubes restricted to big business houses and Government organizations to a user friendly small box used by the common man. Apple II was a huge success and earned the company $139,000,000 within a span of three years and the company recorded a growth of 700%. Apple dominated the industry from 1978 to 1983 and recoded a growth rate of over 150% per year. Though the NeXT venture was a commercial failure it catalyzed other important events mainly the World Wide Web. The Mac OS X is also an evolution of NeXT technology. Steve Jobs has featured on the cover of TIME magazine for five times and has appeared in the TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People in The World for four times. Steve Jobs has also been featured in the Fortune Magazine's list of most powerful businessmen in the world. Under the leadership of Steve Jobs Apple Inc has earned the name "the most innovative consumer electronics company in the world". Apple Inc has entered other computer related industries like music through iTunes store and iPod and cell phone industry through iPhone. Steve Jobs' contribution to the computer industry is highly commendable."

Sample of Sources Used:

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