We all love Apple products be it iPhone, iPads, Mac. The most valued company has around I billion active devices all around the world. But what about its founder – Steve Jobs.
Well, before Steve Jobs could experience massive success from his company Apple, he experienced a lot of Failures. Steve worked hard to defeat those Failures and earned Success with his will-power, dedication and hard work. Without further ado, let’s dive in the Success journey of Steve Jobs coupled with Steve Jobs Failures of course.
Jobs was born in U.S & was abandoned by his parents. He used to take illegal drugs & LSD in college. Also he dropped out from the college when he didn’t find any value in studying there. He later said that these experiences helped him create an iconic brand and the largest technology company in the world. We are not supporting drugs here but only want to let you know that all the awkward experiences must give fruits in life at some point or the other.
He didn’t let the drugs to decide his fate & got rid of it all to go after his passion for perfection in technology & founded Apple in 1976 to sell first Apple computer & later launched the Macintosh (“Mac”) – the first computer with graphical user interface in 1984.
Later in around 1985, there was conflict between Steve Jobs & John Sculley (“the then CEO of Apple”). Jobs wanted to spend more resources on Mac while CEO wanted the same for an earlier version of Apple computer (“Apple II”). The struggle resulted in Steve being fired from Apple by the CEO who was appointed by Steve himself. Can you even imagine how a man who you hired yourself for a job in your company can dare to fire you from your own company? But that strange miracle happened with Steve Jobs but this failure was not able to let Great Apple founder down.
Steve jobs rose again with his invention with a Brand-new company “NeXT”. Steve build NeXT operating system that was based on Unix & was the most modern software at that time. In around 1997, Apple was making huge losses as Microsoft has launched its Windows 1995 & Apple was far lag behind Microsoft. Apple promised to make a better software than Microsoft but that was not possible without Steve jobs. By then, NeXT has begun licensing its software. That was the software that all Apple needed. The negotiation started between Apple & NeXT & resulted in NeXT acquired by Apple for $ 427 million & Steve again joined Apple.
So, by this failure of Steve Jobs yet a successful failure, we hope all of you know the power of failures. If Steve has not been fired from Apple, perhaps the world would never have experience the best Operating system & graphics. So, failure is not fatal & success is not final. Apple succeeded but that was not final when Steve was fired from Apple. That failure for Steve was also not fatal when he created NeXT. Like him, what all we should do is just do keep moving forward.