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Steve Jobs

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Jobs at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference

Born

Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, California, U.S.

Died

October 5, 2011
Palo Alto, California, U.S.

Cause of death

Pancreatic cancer

Resting place

Alta Mesa Memorial Park

Occupation

  • Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
  • Primary investor and Chairman of Pixar
  • Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NeXT

Known for

  • Pioneer of the personal computer revolution with Steve Wozniak
  • Co-creator of the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and first Apple Stores

Board member of

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Apple Inc.

Spouse

Laurene Powell

Partner

Chrisann Brennan

Children

4, including Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Relatives

Mona Simpson

Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer , and co-founder of Apple Inc.; chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and traveled through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. His declassified FBI report states that he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his life.

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Learning to program teaches you how to think. Computer science is a liberal art. - Steve Jobs

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We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people — as remarkable as the telephone. - Steve Jobs

We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people — as remarkable as the telephone.

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Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world? - Steve Jobs

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I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

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Real artists ship. - Steve Jobs

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It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. - Steve Jobs

It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.

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We want to reinvent the phone. What's the killer app? The killer app is making calls! It's amazing how hard it is to make calls on most phones. We want to let you use contacts like never before - sync your iPhone with your PC or mac. - Steve Jobs

We want to reinvent the phone. What's the killer app? The killer app is making calls! It's amazing how hard it is to make calls on most phones. We want to let you use contacts like never before - sync your iPhone with your PC or mac.

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Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. - Steve Jobs

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

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No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. - Steve Jobs

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

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Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. - Steve Jobs

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. - Steve Jobs

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

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I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent. - Steve Jobs

I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.

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Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest. - Steve Jobs

Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.

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We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build. - Steve Jobs

We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.

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