Why is Steve Jobs so famous?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Bentley Wade



Why is Steve Jobs so famous?

Two things: see what could be long before everyone else, recognize the importance of the interface, and have high standards for your products. In many ways, he was users' best friend in terms of helping non-technical people get the most out of computing. We really could use another (dozen) guys like that.

That and Pixar. Forget Apple. Forget the GUIs. This guy knew what computers could do for animation a decade before anyone else.

Pablo Picasso is widely quoted for saying that "good artists borrow, great artists steal."

Steve Jobs saw this and gave his paraphrased version, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Which one do people remember the most?

Of course, people might think this was all Steve's because they probably never heard of Picasso, and this is what Steve got really good at: stealing ideas.

He was a low-level technician while working for Atari and was known for not knowing much about coding. For that, he would pass the job on to his good friend Steve Wozniak, who was the creation behind the v

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Pablo Picasso is widely quoted for saying that "good artists borrow, great artists steal."

Steve Jobs saw this and gave his paraphrased version, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Which one do people remember the most?

Of course, people might think this was all Steve's because they probably never heard of Picasso, and this is what Steve got really good at: stealing ideas.

He was a low-level technician while working for Atari and was known for not knowing much about coding. For that, he would pass the job on to his good friend Steve Wozniak, who was the creation of the first Apple Mac.

Jobs saw his talent for getting people to do things for him, which I think everyone can definitely agree on.

Jobs also had a love affair with Japan and was infatuated with Sony and all the inventions, products and prototypes he saw there. This was probably the source of his inspiration and where he began his visions of Apple doing the same.

Now, having a vision and knowing how to implement it are two very different things. For the most part, Jobs was often wrong about a lot of things.

Like the first iphone:

Jobs was adamant about sticking with the click wheel design for the iPhone, but engineers suggested that a touchscreen was clearly the direction his competitors were heading and that they should be using it too. In the end, Jobs gave in to the touchscreen iPhone. This reveals his stubbornness to hang on to past successes rather than innovate or invent something new because he simply did not know the limits and potential of technologies.

Like when the first iPod came out, it was 1.9 cm thick. Jobs did what anyone would have suggested: make it smaller. That's not really a cool suggestion, but his persistence with his engineers to make things smaller or thinner made him seem like something of a tech whiz.

So no, he wasn't able to invent anything, nor was he a marketing genius.

As I mentioned earlier, he was great at getting talented people to do impossible things for him despite having no idea how to get them there.

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"The job theft quote was about drawing inspiration from things in nature, etc., not literally stealing someone else's work."

Jobs didn't have strong engineering skills (and Woz revealed this), so the only way forward for Apple was to really steal ideas.

Many of the features that ended up on the Apple Lisa came from Xerox, but even a genius like Woz couldn't figure out how they did it. So how did they do it? They had to buy the licenses from Xerox that provided all the blueprints, all they had to do was plug it in and play it on Lisa to use it. This is how Gates was also able to create Windows, he also had to learn through Xerox licenses.

Woz deserves his reputation 100%. He's a nerdy god, and when he calls the army nerdy, you'd be proud to die gloriously in battle behind him.

I started working at Apple in 1981 as a summer intern in Apple Software Engineering II, about 6 months after Apple went public. Woz had been in a plane crash in early 1981, so I didn't see him in person until 1983, when he went back to work at Apple // c. When he interacted with Woz, he challenged the team to write stricter code, make it smaller so we could put in more functionality, or build hardware with one less chip. This was not about me

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Woz deserves his reputation 100%. He's a nerdy god, and when he calls the army nerdy, you'd be proud to die gloriously in battle behind him.

I started working at Apple in 1981 as a summer intern in Apple Software Engineering II, about 6 months after Apple went public. Woz had been in a plane crash in early 1981, so I didn't see him in person until 1983, when he went back to work at Apple // c. When he interacted with Woz, he challenged the team to write stricter code, make it smaller so we could put in more functionality, or build hardware with one less chip. It wasn't about more business or profitability, but about the heart of someone who wanted to make him sing technically.

Woz created the Apple II floppy controller before I came to Apple, but that's a perfect example of what he was doing. The 5.25 ″ floppy controllers of the day probably had 100 logic chips and cost hundreds of dollars without the drive. On the Apple II, Woz built minimal hardware (I think it had about 8 chips, maybe 20 passive components) and used the main processor to run the specific time loops, encode the data, and control the transmission mechanism. Many disk drives had a physical hole drilled in the disk holder that a photodiode would observe to measure the speed of the disk's rotation. Woz didn't do that, he just had great code that wrote the bits when they needed to be written. This nerd was not only cool,

Today if you write cycles of time by counting cycles, you will be fired, but in prehistoric days, this was what it took to get up on your own and make a useful personal computer. That came from Woz. Doing the little things and using fewer chips isn't that necessary nowadays, but the idea of ​​mastering your tools and doing things to the fullest is still what makes things great.

I think the main reason Mr. Jobs was loved was his background and what it means.

Steve came from a lower-middle-class family where Paul Jobs fixed cars (he was also a repositories man, someone who recovers things from those who could not pay their debts or loans). There is not much information on Clara Hagopian, Steve's mother. What is known about her is that her family moved to the United States to give birth to young Clara in New Jersey. They sought refuge from the oppression and genocide that was occurring in the Ottoman Empire. Soon after, in 1922, Clara Hapoian was born and finally married.

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I think the main reason Mr. Jobs was loved was his background and what it means.

Steve came from a lower-middle-class family where Paul Jobs fixed cars (he was also a repositories man, someone who recovers things from those who could not pay their debts or loans). There is not much information on Clara Hagopian, Steve's mother. What is known about her is that her family moved to the United States to give birth to young Clara in New Jersey. They sought refuge from the oppression and genocide that was occurring in the Ottoman Empire. Shortly after, in 1922, Clara Hapoian was born and eventually married Paul Jobs. Paul grew up in an alcoholic and abusive home.

Growing up the son of immigrants, who ended up giving him up for adoption, Jobs certainly got off to a rocky start. Do you think he had a good time in American public schools because he was known as an adoptee? However, he was fortunate to have great parents who raised him.

Now think about all these things and tell me you don't want to know more about the man who helped build the 650 billion dollar company (the world's largest company by market capitalization, 200% that of Exxon Mobile).



Bottom line: Steve got off to an ultra humble start. His situation - a poor home that couldn't afford to complete college - was different from what Bill Gates grew up in. This transparent fact is the reason people love Jobs (or feared him and maybe even hated him out of place).

Knowing that someone who did something with your life shows the power of faith, perseverance, and vision for the future! Anyone can possess these traits if they are honed. These are not innate characteristics so to speak. They are the product of one's choice: the choice to improve himself, his family, his country, and his kind. The reasons are purely selfish.

Most of Steve's wealth was earned when Pixar went public and sold to Disney (see below).

  • His initial wealth was earned when Apple went public in the late 1980s, earning him $ 200 million. A pittance to what came next.
  • When he resigned from Apple in late 1985, he sold almost all of his shares - he kept one share so he could receive annual reports.
  • When Apple bought NeXT for $ 400 million, Steve earned a sizable chunk of Apple stock, which he subsequently sold. Forbes said it would have been worth $ 31.6 billion (in 79 million shares) if it had owned all of its original shares. This was before the 7-to-1 st
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Most of Steve's wealth was earned when Pixar went public and sold to Disney (see below).

  • His initial wealth was earned when Apple went public in the late 1980s, earning him $ 200 million. A pittance to what came next.
  • When he resigned from Apple in late 1985, he sold almost all of his shares - he kept one share so he could receive annual reports.
  • When Apple bought NeXT for $ 400 million, Steve earned a sizable chunk of Apple stock, which he subsequently sold. Forbes said it would have been worth $ 31.6 billion (in 79 million shares) if it had owned all of its original shares. This was before the 7-to-1 stock split! So it would be worth around $ 59 billion today with Apple alone.
  • When Pixar went public, it raised about $ 1.5 billion, making Jobs worth about $ 1.2 billion on paper. Now he was a billionaire.
  • Pixar was sold to Disney in 2006, for about $ 7.4 billion in Disney stock. This made Steve the largest individual shareholder in Disney.

In the end, Steve was worth around $ 11 billion and the Trust that has all of his assets is worth even more now, with Forbes estimating his value at $ 18.3 billion as of this month.

Steve didn't really care about making money. Money was never a big deal for him after launching Apple and receiving the initial investment from Mike Markkula. I think he only cared about doing great things and thought that wealth would come along with that belief.

As for Woz, he was happy with his starting share of the ~ $ 190 million he received in Apple's IPO. He ended up giving a large amount of his stock to other early Apple employees, which Jobs felt were not worthy of a stock grant. He made various investments over the years, but he wasn't interested in being a billionaire either. That being said, he did not sell all of his Apple shares and today he is worth around $ 100 million.

Within the technology industry, there is a common notion.

"It's about engineering"

Engineering needs study, it needs rigor. And it makes all of this possible.

Engineers are like builders. Without builders, we would have no buildings.

But builders need architects.

To create great buildings, we need a great vision of the final structure. And that vision must be shaped around the experience of the building's users.

Engineers, in my experience, love the process. They love the methodology. When comparing skills, an engineer can boast of a spectacularly impressive problem that he solved. But in

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Within the technology industry, there is a common notion.

"It's about engineering"

Engineering needs study, it needs rigor. And it makes all of this possible.

Engineers are like builders. Without builders, we would have no buildings.

But builders need architects.

To create great buildings, we need a great vision of the final structure. And that vision must be shaped around the experience of the building's users.

Engineers, in my experience, love the process. They love the methodology. When comparing skills, an engineer can boast of a spectacularly impressive problem that he solved. But engineers don't spend a lot of time thinking about the results.

For an engineer, two products, both with similar components and with similar development strategies, are equivalent.

For a designer, the difference lies in how people use and experience the product. For a designer, those two products are not equivalent if one provides a superior experience.

From the perspective of designers, engineering should serve the design and not the other way around.

Steve Jobs made the difference in creating a technology company in which the relationship between design and engineering struck the right balance. Achieving the highest numerical throughput or the lowest numerical cost of production was not the company's top priority. But the best user experience. And that is something much more difficult to quantify.

Job's role was not that of chief engineer. And not even as a designer. But as a kind of consumer proxy. At most technology companies, quality assurance people are the lowest paid and least respected. At Apple, the QA manager was the one who ran the company and decided whether two years of product development should be scrapped.

Jobs used his taste and sensibilities to shape the products in a completely different way. He cared what the thing looked like. The weight. They shape. Packaging. How it sounded, and then he had the company repeat, correct, and refine the products until they met his expectations.

He was an architect.

It's getting interesting to see how other tech companies, which have firmly put engineering first, continue to make mistakes by putting engineering priorities before user experience.

Sony continues to ship hundreds of half-made, smart products that are often not fit for purpose.
Microsoft is obsessed with adding features to products that overwhelm and baffle most users.
Google repeatedly launches technically successful new services, which users simply reject.

At some point, someone will realize that you shouldn't assume that all builders can become architects.

My answer is a blog post on my The Apple Bite, where we share the things we observe and learn from Apple Inc. This post is titled "Jobs's Religion: The Most Divine."

Many people who follow Steve Jobs have quite a few questions about his religion.

Believe me, after reading this, your view of Steve Jobs' religion would change completely. 99% of the public say that Steve Jobs adopted Zen Buddhism. Well, they know this, but still, they have the wrong view on it. Many would say that Steve Jobs did not believe in any religion or relationships. Although I was looking for

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My answer is a blog post on my The Apple Bite, where we share the things we observe and learn from Apple Inc. This post is titled "Jobs's Religion: The Most Divine."

Many people who follow Steve Jobs have quite a few questions about his religion.

Believe me, after reading this, your view of Steve Jobs' religion would change completely. 99% of the public say that Steve Jobs adopted Zen Buddhism. Well, they know this, but still, they have the wrong view on it. Many would say that Steve Jobs did not believe in any religion or relationships. Although he was in search of enlightenment in the 70s and had traveled to places like India, he could not find the enlightenment he needed anywhere he went. He became a Buddhist, that's true. But, the only religion Steve Jobs belonged to and ever believed in was his work and his dedication to him. For Steve Jobs, the only religion that mattered was concentrating on everything he did and having fun. For him, landing at Stanford at the age of 14 wouldn't matter. I would have been so much happier if a 14 year old went to Paris to observe and learn art. That is the enlightenment he needed and he found the source of it. The source of enlightenment is the mind itself. For Steve Jobs, making a great product would be an opportunity and having fun and making others happy would be the achievement: satisfaction with what he was doing. He never mistook an opportunity for an achievement. That is a great lesson to learn from him. Staying focused is the greatest religion of all. This is Jobs's religion and, in fact, it is the most divine. making a great product would be an opportunity and having fun and making others happy would be the achievement: satisfaction in what you were doing. He never mistook an opportunity for an achievement. That is a great lesson to learn from him. Staying focused is the greatest religion of all. This is Jobs's religion and, in fact, it is the most divine. making a great product would be an opportunity and having fun and making others happy would be the achievement: satisfaction in what you were doing. He never mistook an opportunity for an achievement. That is a great lesson to learn from him. Staying focused is the greatest religion of all. This is Jobs's religion and, in fact, it is the most divine.

Imagine a world without iPod and iPhone.
Your idea of ​​simplicity made touchscreens what they are today.
He did not create a company to make a millionaire profit, he did it to bring simplicity and elegance to technology.
Apple is synonymous with quality, simplicity and elegance. And all that would not be possible without Steve Jobs. He envisioned a world where people could listen to music from a device that was so small that it could fit in the palm of their hand and yet hold more songs than their entire CD set. Back in the days of bulky alphanumeric keyboards on phones ... imagine one where you could just tap

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Imagine a world without iPod and iPhone.
Your idea of ​​simplicity made touchscreens what they are today.
He did not create a company to make a millionaire profit, he did it to bring simplicity and elegance to technology.
Apple is synonymous with quality, simplicity and elegance. And all that would not be possible without Steve Jobs. He envisioned a world where people could listen to music from a device that was so small that it could fit in the palm of their hand and yet hold more songs than their entire CD set. In the days of bulky alphanumeric keyboards on phones ... He envisioned one where you could just tap the screen to do your job ... And he had the guts to chase those dreams ...
He made the computer what it was. . The Apple One, The Macintosh,
and that's why he was a visionary

Steve Jobs understood how humans react. He literally believed that people are heritably stupid. This is reflected in the same quotes he said:

"We don't do market research. People don't know what they want until we tell them."

"We are
not driven by people's expectations. We design products that drive people's expectations."

Steve Jobs knew how the market works, he knew that if one smart person has something and is able to describe how useful it is to him, another 100 will want it even if it doesn't serve their purpose. He was the best salesman of all time.

His methodology can be seen very clearly in India.

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Steve Jobs understood how humans react. He literally believed that people are heritably stupid. This is reflected in the same quotes he said:

"We don't do market research. People don't know what they want until we tell them."

"We are
not driven by people's expectations. We design products that drive people's expectations."

Steve Jobs knew how the market works, he knew that if one smart person has something and is able to describe how useful it is to him, another 100 will want it even if it doesn't serve their purpose. He was the best salesman of all time.

His methodology can be seen very clearly in the Indian Ashrams, where lagoons of innocent people are deceived for life with the promise of obtaining something that others will not get (coincidentally, Jobs also spent a good part of his time in the Indian Ashrams):

1. Tell people that what you are offering is something very special.
Even if it's normal, market it as 'reinvented'. Describe it with superfluous adjectives.

2. People care about appearance.
Pay attention to the fine details of the appearance. It doesn't matter if it works or not (death grip incident, no file manager, no BT, no memory card slot ... Even after paying a leg and an arm), but make it attractive. People will advertise it by word of mouth if it looks good, regardless of how functional it really is.
Basic psychology that guys want that sexiest girl in college. Girls want that handsome and tough guy. Nobody cares about the heart at first sight.
People want to show off. That is your sweet spot. Explain it.

3. People want to feel special. Everybody wants to feel superior, be it Hitler or ordinary Joe.
So, make them feel special. Naming different products (ideology of "thinking differently" at work). iMac, iPhone ... Make simple things seem special (like hallucinations. Jobs used LSD in the early years, so he knew what people want to see in normal things).

4. Tell people that others are jealous of them because they can't have it.
Even if the other person is right, shut up by labeling them jealous. Call it poor. Call it weak. This will set you apart from them. You will feel superior and it will also save you from the debate that you would have lost if you had not used this tactic.
(Remember Jobs's response when asked about phablets? This was: "They're stupid. Who would want them? They're like the Hummer on cell phones. Insult him if you can't convince him."

This is the most important step. In the ashrams people are taught that if someone questions their faith, tell them that they cannot feel what they have because they do not have it.
Even when they haven't felt anything. Even if they regret their decisions, people will tell. Why ? Because this makes them superior to others. They have something that others do not have.

5. Make it unaffordable. Make it hard to get.
This is the truth of life. The harder the goal, the more pleasure in achieving it.
This strategy of overpricing works for them. People buy it, dopamine is released and they feel special. They want it not because the product is useful in their work, but because it sets them apart from everyone who can't afford it, even when everyone else has a better functional phone for half the price.

The recently released adapter for MacBook (2015 edition) costs the same as the MotoG mobile phone at Verizon. Imagine how rich a person would feel showing an adapter that costs more than the other person's mobile phone. Imagine feeling special when people envy you. That's the trick mate.

6. Make the brand name impenetrable to any accusation. Make the name so strong that it becomes a reason to add value to the product.
Do you need a similar example? Have you ever heard of this: "... because I'm Batman." Yes! Right. Say it in the voice of Christian Bale.

Apple is the Batman of the tech world. You will not fail at anything. Dell XPS 13 (2015 Edition) is available for $ 800 and has a better resolution than the new MacBook, which is around $ 1,300. It has more ports. It has exactly the same dimensions. It has no bezels around the screen (very very thin). It looks incredibly sexy, but apparently only Apple has 'reinvented' the laptop this year.
Why ? "Because it's Apple!" Again! Christian Bale's voice
Don't tell me you've never heard this argument: "An iPhone is a dear iPhone. You won't understand."

Others have also given many excellent answers. Apple blocks its users with its services, short and solid wallet, etc. All is true. I have responded from the perspective of human psychology by highlighting a different hidden aspect of Apple that goes unnoticed many times but has always played a large role in its success.
This is not to say that Apple does not make good products. They do. I agree, but it is not worth the price it asks or the infallible aura with which people crown them.

I hate the game they play with us. I hate how they use people as sheep following any hot trend and I hate how people, even after knowing everything, let Ashrams and Apple play with them.


Edit 1: Few people seem to have taken this as a criticism of Apple products. 6 points and all the focus on how Dell XPS 13 is better than MacBook. For them:

http: //m.windowscentral.com/quic ...

The focus of the answer is not Apple and its products. It is about the role of the public and their perception of a company like Apple in its success and how Apple (mainly Jobs) has always "created a desire" for its products among people.
Furthermore, the word 'ashrams' refers to all those sects of religions that deceive innocents. It does not pretend to generalize all ashrams. Although the examples given here have been personally witnessed by me in a very famous Ashram with a 'clean image'.

Without a doubt, Steve Jobs was one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever seen.

Steve Jobs was a uniquely recognizable, charismatic, and idiosyncratic leader. Steve Jobs knew how to work with a crowd. He could build excitement around technologies that were sometimes neither new nor world-changing.

Steve Jobs was a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer age. With Steve Wozniak, Jobs founded Apple Inc. in 1976 and transformed the company into a world leader in telecommunications. Widely considered a visionary and a genius, he oversaw the launch of such revolutionary products as the iPod and th

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Without a doubt, Steve Jobs was one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever seen.

Steve Jobs was a uniquely recognizable, charismatic, and idiosyncratic leader. Steve Jobs knew how to work with a crowd. He could build excitement around technologies that were sometimes neither new nor world-changing.

Steve Jobs was a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer age. With Steve Wozniak, Jobs founded Apple Inc. in 1976 and transformed the company into a world leader in telecommunications. Widely considered a visionary and a genius, he oversaw the launch of such revolutionary products as the iPod and iPhone.

Jobs was a business legend. He's famously founded Apple in a garage with co-founder Steve Wozniak after leaving college. The technology company has a market capitalization of more than trillions of dollars.

If it were alive right now, it would have greatly improved the iPhone or the Apple company.

I love you STEVE JOBS .. !!

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