Friday, 18 January 2013

Know Steve Jobs More Closely: 10 Amazing Facts About Steve jobs




Know Steve Jobs More Closely: 10 Amazing Facts About Steve jobs


A truly iconic man and a fighter who has brought back Apple Inc from almost declared bankruptcy to second most valuable company in U.S – Yes, I am talking about Steve Jobs – CEO of Apple Inc. We all know him well, we have heard so many things about him,many praise him like god and many as business mentor.
But, just like many other people, Steve also holds some interesting facts about him which may not go with his current position and personality but remain true. Yesterday, with all surprises, he declared to go on leave due to health problems and speculations have started about Apple’s future performance – at least till he will come back.
Interestingly, here are few facts you may have not known about the Enfant terrible of silicon valley:
Timeline
In 1973, Steve dropped out of college following to which he joined ATARI. In the same year he went to India to look for enlightenment. Later in 1976, before Microsoft, he had formed Apple. After 9 years of esteem hard work he left Apple in 1985 only to found another venture called NeXt. Very next year Steve bought an animation studio firm called PIXAR. He came back to Apple in 1996 and in 2006 he finally sold Pixer.
Dyslexia Patient
Steve jobs is a Dyslexic. He can’t read, write and understand the characters. Despite of such complications, he has managed to build a second most valuable technology company. Interestingly, few other well known personalities like Graham Bell, Albert Einstein and Henry Ford were also suffering some the same “intelligent personality” disease.
A Troublemaker
In early days of learning, Steve Jobs remained as a terror to his class mates. He spend 3rd grade as a self claimed “little terror” that used to leave snakes in classrooms and exploded bombs.
Steve Jobs: Employee No “0″ (Zero)
In my professional carrier, I never saw any one holding an identity as “0” before I found out Steve Jobs fact. In Apple he holds an employee ID as 0. In early days of formation Apple’s board of directors wanted to tag all the employees with employee ID in an order they were hired. Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder got employee No 1 and Jobs was assigned 2. Jobs continued to protest against this until he received 0 because it comes before 1.
Calligraphy Lover
After dropping out of his classes at Reed, he sat in on a calligraphy class and got fascinated with fonts and penmanship. He attributes the original Apple true type font face (which was later copied by Windows).
 
Steve: A Dirty Fellow
Have you ever heard about an employee who got reshuffled for night shits just because of his dressing sense and poor hygiene habits? Yes, it was Steve Jobs , if no one else. He used to smell terrible which had forced the Atari management to send him for night shifts.
Daily Uniform
Try to Google about Steve’s photograph. Most often, you will find him only in black St. Croix cashmere/silk high neck T-shirt, Levis blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. He owns more than 100 jeans of same make, size and color.
Salary: 1 Dollar per year
Steve Jobs withdraws just 1 Dollar as his annual salary from Apple’s account as CEO. However he earns more than $48 million per year from Disney shares.
President Of PepsiCo To Work for Apple
Steve jobs has aways been known as a good negotiator. He convinced John Sculley – President of PepsiCo – to quit his job and join Apple as as CEO by saying “Do you want to sell sugared water for whole of your life or do you want to change the world ?”
A Strict Fruitarian
The logic behind forming his company with a name “Apple’ is a strong vegetarian habits of Steve Jobs and Apple being his favorite fruit. He and his wife both are strict vegans, no matter what happens.