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Steve Jobs A Career in Excellence by Mind Map: Steve Jobs A Career in Excellence
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Steve Jobs A Career in Excellence

Thank you Mr. Jobs for an amazing and outstanding career. Not only did you make better products for us, but you made us better in the process. All the best, The MeisterLabs team

1955

Born February 24, San Francisco, CA

to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali

Given up for adoption and raised by

1971

Attends Hewlett Packard sponsored after school talks

Hired as an HP summer employee

Meets Steve Wozniak

1972

Enrolls at Reed College

Drops out after one semester

Continues to audit courses

1974/1975

Jobs begins attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club together with Wozniak

Takes job at Atari as a technician

Travels to India with former Reed College friend Daniel Kottke

Jobs returns to Atari

1976

Apple Computer Company is founded

1977

Apple is incorporated to Apple Computer Inc.

Apple II is launched

1978

Apple recruits Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO

1980

Apple III launched

Apple Computer Inc. goes public

1981

Jobs rolls up his sleeves and becomes personally involved with the Macintosh product line development

1983

Jobs recruits John Scully from Pepsi to serve as CEO and President of Apple Computer Inc.

His pitch?

First mouse controlled computer, Lisa is launched

1984

Apple launches Macintosh

Now iconic 1984 superbowl ad showcases, "Why 1984, won't be like 1984"

1985

An industry wide sales slump causes Jobs and Scully to bang heads

May

Founds NeXT Inc., later renamed to NeXT Computer Inc.

1986

Purchase The Graphics Group from George Lucas for less than $10M

1989

NeXT launches "The Cube"

NeXTSTEP technology serves as the foundation for what will become OS X

1995

Toy Story is released

1996

Apple Computer Inc. announces their acquisition of NeXT Computer Inc.

1997

May

September

1998

Jobs focuses on returning Apple to profitability, kills further development of:

Apple launches the "all in one" iMac

2000

"Interim" dropped from Jobs' official title

Jokes that his official title should be iCEO

2001

Apple Computer Inc. enters the consumer electronics market with the launch of the now iconic iPod

2003

Jobs announces the creation of the iTunes Music Store

Changes the music industry forever

2004

Jobs is diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

More than 4.4 million iPods are sold during the 2004 fiscal year

2007

iPhone is announced

2008

December

2009

January

June

2010

January

September

2011

January

March

June

August