Steve Job's Success

In order to accomplish anything of magnitude, trails must be blazed, and enemies may be

made. Steve Jobs certainly accomplished both of these, and became one of the most influential

members of the technology world in the process. While he was not the most friendly or orthodox,

Steve Jobs became a juggernaut in the business world through a combination of competitiveness,

out of the box thinking, and an incredible sense of entrepreneurship, even if it meant sacrificing

the wellbeing of his inferiors.

From his very conception, Steve Jobs was set apart to be different. The illegitimate child

of two Wisconsin graduate students, Jobs was put up for adoption. From here, he was adopted by

a lower middle class couple in San Francisco.
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Steve Jobs was aggressively competitive, a trait that often put him at odds with his peers.

This quality alienated him from one of his earliest business partners, Steve Wozniak, and even

led him to be removed from his own company. This also led Jobs to pursue the best technology

at no ends, even if it meant taking ideas and products from other companies (seen early in his

career with the use of graphical user interface in the first Apple computer) (Anthony 1).

However, this ultimately led Jobs to greatness, and created a mentality that can still be seen in

Apple today. At no expense, Jobs sought elegance, and was frustrated with others when they did

not feel the same way. His aim was to build the best products possible, and was willing to fudge

the rules in his favor in order to do so.

Steve Jobs was not afraid to think outside of the box. To see this demonstrated, you do

not have to look closely at any particular piece of technology; it was evident in his dress alone.

For important press conferences, Jobs chose to wear a black turtleneck and jeans rather than a

fancy suit (Abbruzzese). This style carried over to Apple products. From the first Apple
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Almost instantly, iTunes became

a sensation. This was just one example of Steve Job’s remarkable entrepreneurship, but we also

have Jobs to thank for remarkable inventions such as the iPod and iPhone.

By now, it is no secret that Apple does not treat its factory workers fairly (France­Presse

1). This may be in itself a problem that be traced back to Steve Jobs. In his search for perfection,

Jobs did not care about the wellbeing of others, even if that person was the co­founder of Apple

(Steve Wozniak). This attitude has leaked over to modern­day Apple factories, which have issues

with workers falling asleep on the job (1). It seems that if Jobs managed to avoid his

condescending attitude toward his peers and employees, this problem could have been avoided


Steve Jobs did not invent the computer, phone, or music player, but he did revolutionize

these products, and in turn changed our ideas of what we should get from our products. Though

he certainly was not perfect, Steve Jobs certainly had important qualities that helped him

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