Steve Jobs: A Case Study

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The technologies sector of the American economy provides a significant portion of the nation’s economic power. It accounted for over seven percent of the United States’(US) Global Domestic Product(GDP) and employed over six million in 2014 (Preston 2015). Although seven percent of GDP may seem insignificant, the US GDP in 2014 was nearly $17.5 trillion (World Bank), meaning that the tech industry contributed around $1.24 trillion to the American economy. In addition to its raw contributions to the economy, the tech sector produces the computational power and automation capabilities that spur growth in every other industry. Given the ever-changing nature of the industry, corporate leadership must include aspects of versatility and creativity. …show more content…
He experienced both success and failure in his life and built on both. After leaving Apple in 1985, Jobs founded and became CEO of Pixar before returning to Apple about a decade later (Moisescot 2012). He was an example of both resiliency and dedication during his life.
Steve Jobs did many things well in leading the companies he founded. Namely, he developed an image for his company that his employees could stand behind, recruited and developed the best people he could find, negotiated like a tiger, and became a top-level orator (Moisescot). All of these accomplishments and accolades are not just management style, but key points in excellent leadership. Jobs and his team worked tirelessly to take what the world already had and make it better. Yes, this is essentially what the tech industry does but it is what all leaders must accomplish. A leader must assess the organization and make changes to improve it.
During his second period at Apple, Steve Jobs helped to increase Apple’s value over ten thousand percent from 1997 until his death in 2011 (Yahoo! Finance 2015). As CEO, he not only managed his company well, he led his people toward his vision of the future and constantly improved on previous

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