Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

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Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 by Mind Map: Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

1. 1977

1.1. Apple is incorporated to Apple Computer Inc.

1.1.1. New company buys out original partnership

1.2. Apple II is launched

1.2.1. becomes the world's first widely used computer

2. 1978

2.1. Apple recruits Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO

3. 1980

3.1. Apple III launched

3.2. Apple Computer Inc. goes public

3.2.1. Stock prices rise from $22/share to $29/share on the first day of trading

4. 1981

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

4.1.1. originally started by Jef Raskin

5. 1983

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

5.2. His pitch?

5.2.1. "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

5.3. First mouse controlled computer, Lisa is launched

5.3.1. Fail

6. 1984

6.1. Apple launches Macintosh

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

7. 1985

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

7.2. May

7.2.1. after a significant power struggle between Jobs and Scully, along with an announcement of significant layoffs, Jobs is removed from his position as Head of Macintosh Development

7.2.1.1. He takes 5 Apple Computer Inc. employees with him

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

7.3.1. Strong focus on high end technology and design

7.3.1.1. Mach Kernel

7.3.1.2. Digital Signal Process chip

7.3.1.3. Built in Ethernet port

8. 1986

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

8.1.1. Later named Pixar Animation Studios

9. 1989

9.1. NeXT launches "The Cube"

9.1.1. $6500

9.1.2. Monochrome monitor

9.1.3. Fails in the marketplace, save for a few high end buyers

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

10. 1995

10.1. Toy Story is released

10.1.1. A joint venture between Disney and Pixar

10.1.2. A resounding commercial and technical success

11. 1996

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

11.1.1. $427M

11.1.2. Jobs becomes "advisor" to then Chairman Gil Amelio

12. 1997

12.1. May

12.1.1. Gil Amelio is ousted as Chairman

12.2. September

12.2.1. Jobs becomes "Interim" CEO of Apple Computer Inc.

12.2.1.1. Receives an annual salary of $1

13. 1998

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

13.1.1. Newton

13.1.2. Cyberdog

13.1.3. OpenDoc

13.2. Apple launches the "all in one" iMac

13.2.1. sells over 1M units

13.2.2. revives Apple's financial status

13.2.2.1. Stock price jumps 400%

13.2.2.2. Returns to profibability

13.2.2.2.1. records 4 consecutive quarters of profitability

13.2.3. Wins Gold Award from British Design and Art Direction

13.2.4. Vogue:

13.2.4.1. "one of Spring's hottest fashion statements"

13.2.5. Business Week:

13.2.5.1. "one of the century's lasting images."

14. 2000

14.1. "Interim" dropped from Jobs' official title

14.2. Jokes that his official title should be iCEO

15. 2001

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

16. 2003

16.1. Jobs announces the creation of the iTunes Music Store

16.1.1. which will sell encoded music

16.2. Changes the music industry forever

17. 2004

17.1. Jobs is diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

17.1.1. He receives treatment and returns to work by September

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

18. 2007

18.1. iPhone is announced

18.1.1. One of the very first smartphones without a keyboard

19. 2008

19.1. December

19.1.1. Jobs announces that he will not be delivering the keynote, or attending the upcoming MacWorld Expo

19.1.2. Rumors circulate about his health

20. 2009

20.1. January

20.1.1. Jobs' dramatic weight loss is described as a Hormonal Imbalance

20.1.1.1. Says that his medical condition will not affect his performance as CEO

20.1.2. Approximately one week later

20.1.2.1. Jobs announces a Leave of Absence from Apple until June, as his medical situation had changed

20.1.3. COO Tim Cook is appointed to handle the day-today operations of Apple Computer Inc.

20.1.4. Apple confirms that Jobs will still be involved in strategic decisions

20.2. June

20.2.1. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jobs has undergone a liver transplant

20.2.2. A Tennessee hospital later issues a statement confirming the operation

20.2.3. Apple confirms that Jobs will return to work by the end of the month

21. 2010

21.1. January

21.1.1. Apple launches the iPad

21.1.1.1. Changes the game again, and makes tablet based computing a viable market alternative to notebooks

21.2. September

21.2.1. Jobs announces the second generation of Apple TV

21.2.1.1. Streaming video from the internet or mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad directly to TV sets

22. 2011

22.1. January

22.1.1. Apple announces that Jobs is taking a Medical Leave of Absence

22.1.1.1. Raises another round of questions regarding Jobs' health

22.1.1.2. Also sparks questions about Apple's

22.1.1.2.1. Stock

22.1.1.2.2. Product Development

22.1.1.2.3. Business Operations

22.2. March

22.2.1. Suspends his Leave of Absence to present the iPad 2

22.3. June

22.3.1. Still technically on leave, Jobs appears at the Worldwide Developers conference

22.3.1.1. Announces

22.3.1.1.1. iOS5

22.3.1.1.2. iCloud

22.3.2. Appears before Cupertino City Council and proposes to build a spaceship like campus for Apple

22.4. August

22.4.1. Jobs officially steps down as Apple Computer Inc. CEO

22.4.1.1. He can, "no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO."

22.4.1.2. COO Tim Cook assumes the CEO role

22.4.2. Remains Chairman of the Board at Apple Computer Inc.

22.5. October 5

22.5.1. "Live every day of your life as if it were the last one."

22.5.2. Thank you Steve. For everything.

23. 1955

23.1. Born February 24, San Francisco, CA

23.2. to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali

23.3. Given up for adoption and raised by

23.3.1. Paul and Clara Jobs

24. 1971

24.1. Attends Hewlett Packard sponsored after school talks

24.2. Hired as an HP summer employee

24.3. Meets Steve Wozniak

25. 1972

25.1. Enrolls at Reed College

25.2. Drops out after one semester

25.3. Continues to audit courses

25.3.1. including caligraphy

25.3.1.1. Jobs would later go on to comment, "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts."

26. 1974/1975

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

26.2. Takes job at Atari as a technician

26.2.1. saving money with the ultimate goal of travelling to India for a spiritual retreat

26.3. Travels to India with former Reed College friend Daniel Kottke

26.3.1. Kottke will go on to become Apple's first employee

26.4. Jobs returns to Atari

26.4.1. Founder Nolan Bushnell challenges employees to create a circuit board for the game Breakout

26.4.1.1. $100/chip that could be removed from the circuit board

26.4.1.2. Jobs cuts a deal with Wozniak to split the profits evenly

26.4.1.3. Wozniak creates a circuit board so refined that it can not be duplicated on a production line

27. 1976

27.1. Apple Computer Company is founded

27.1.1. Steve Jobs

27.1.2. Steve Wozniak

27.1.3. Ronald Wayne

27.1.3.1. sells his stake 2 weeks later for $2300

27.1.4. Mike Markkula