Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple Inc. has left us at about 3pm on the 5th October 2011, a day after the launching of iPhone 4GS. His death shook the world. An iconic figure for Apple, many people respects him because of his success-driven attitude and his endless pursuit for perfection and passion. He died because of respiratory arrest from a pancreatic tumor at his house in Palo Alto.
What Makes Steve Jobs, a Steve Jobs?
Steve Jobs is a real talent and no one can deny his influence in revolutionizing the way how people interact with a computer and electronic device. His work in Apple is really remarkable and he is known as a man that has great qualities which separates him from even the most successful CEOs in the world. Even though he is not directly involved in the production line of Apple, he is the one that gives his vision and unique sight on what the people need.
The first thing that makes Steve Jobs as himself is his great aesthetic quality. He always strived for excellence in all the Apple products and builds something that can be received well by the people around the world. For Steve Jobs, the exterior is not the only thing that needs beautification, even the chips, boards and processors inside the digital device must also look well. His perfect design sense is what creates great products like iPhones, iMac, and Macbook Pro. His main rule of thumb is that art and technology must never be separated, as both of them complement each other and makes it a whole.
His sense of perfection is also what makes Steve Jobs a successful man. He will never settle even though he already has a billion-dollar company, and as long as his body permits, he will do all he can to do his best as a CEO for Apple. He will not release a product if it cannot get the top spot in the market, and this can be seen by his judgement to cancel production of Apple PDA at the last minute. He also restarted iPhone development from scratch because he is not satisfied with the outcome.
Another Steve Jobs trait that moulds Apple is his arrogance. He is well aware of his genius mind and great sense and he does not have the modesty to hide them. This is what makes Apple employees believe that their products are the best in the world and they know it. Because of his arrogance, he is not well received by his company’s competitors like Microsoft. He once claimed Microsoft steals his work during a speech at Stanford University in 2005.
Steve Jobs is an enigma that can never be fully understand, now that he has perished from the world. However, his legacy and vision will always be visible at Apple and it is up to the company to continue the great work that Steve Jobs started.
3 Things You May Not Know About Steve Jobs
During his bachelor days, Steve Jobs was a real workaholic and live life with his job. He is the kind of people who would love to spend his days at the office rather than living freely at his home. Because of his nature, he does not have time to prepare meals for himself and before marrying Laurene, his meals will be prepared by a young couple who is also his schoolmate during the days in Berkeley.
Steve Jobs was a militant vegan and he has a weird reason for adopting this diet. During his time in Reed College, he took this diet because this diet would allow him to excrete all mucus and therefore the need to shower. Aside from being a vegan, Steve Jobs also fast because he believed that digestion will take a lot of his energy that can be utilised to do his work. The result from the fast is that he can stay up for several nights in a row. There was also a time where he only eats fruits every day.
For a man with huge amount of wealth, it is normal for Steve Jobs to have a great taste for cars. He always loved German cars like Porsche and Mercedes but he also has a strange habit if he drives a car to the office. If you are searching for Steve Jobs’ car, you can find it at a parking bay specialised for the handicapped and his car will always be the one which has no license plate.
There are a lot other characteristics of Steve Jobs that is considered weird but unique to others. His sense of perfection, aesthetic quality and his arrogance is what brings Apple to its height. He also has a strong will and a never-give-up attitude even though he was thrown out from his own company in the year 1985 (but later come back with new vision and philosophy). Geniuses will always be different from others and that was who Steve Jobs was.