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Becoming Steve Jobs by Mind Map: Becoming Steve Jobs
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Becoming Steve Jobs

A mind map for anyone who has read Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeh. I created this mind map to replace the linear notes that I used previously to remember what I think are important points from books I'm reading. Since adopting this approach I have used a mind map for each chapter and it has transformed how I take notes. I can now recap on a chapter in seconds instead of flicking through pages and pages of notes. For more information DM me at @tony_staunton

1: Steve Jobs in the Garden of Allah

Impresario

Convince

Common Goals

Vision

Collaboration

Spiritual

Buddhism

Deeper, Reality, New Possibilities

Consciousness

Drugs

Religion

Books

Zen Mind Beginners Mind

Biography of a Yoga

Moment

Ripe, Change

Complacent Industry

Relationships

Opportunism

Succeed

Whatever it takes

Luck

Good

Bad

Whatever, Prepared

Opportunities

Hyperawareness

Instinct

Gut, Trust, Betray

Intuitive

Product

Iteration, Homebrew

Management

Temper, Targeted, Motivation

2: "I don't want to Be a Businessman"

Corporate Life

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs

Networking

Time, Right, Place, Luck

No Qualms, Search, Help, Bill Hewlett

Meetings, Tireless, Goal

Mentoring

Markkula, Scotty

Learn, Watching, Absorbing

Meet, CEOs, called, Company Builders

Decisions

Instinct, Right, Wrong

Product

USP, Marketing, Friendly

Development, New, Constant, Outdo Previous

Customers

Language, Simple, Analogies

Fear, Ignorance

Demystify

3: Breakthrough and Breakdown

1st Tenure

9 Years, 1985, Step Down, Made Chairman, Rejection, Insecurity, Retiree

Product, New, Last Peaked, Breakthrough, Hits, Misses

IPO $256m

Limelight, Arrogant, Out of Control

Lisa

Born 1978, Lifes' Biggest Regret

Behavior

Excluded People, Daniel & Bill, Snubbed, Non Critical

Selfish

Corporate Life

Frustrated, Impatient, Annoyed

Staff, Pushed, Relentlessly, Accomplished, The Impossible, New Heights

Visionary, See Around Corners, Combined Ideas, Next Big Thing

Management

Demands, Corporate, Ambitions

The Lisa, Business

Weakness, Failure, Vision, Interests, Audience, Distracted, Lip Service

Goals

Whatever It Took

Technology, Entire World

Computer, Everybody, Mind Bicycle

Macintosh

New Hights, Ripple, Universe

Burrell Smith, Savant, Done Impossible

Engineers, Talented, Creative, Artists

Amazing, User Interface

Flawed, Power, Memory

1984, Rehearse & Rehearse, Bob Dylan, Ta-Da Moment, Sales

4: What Next?

Belief

Only Person, Perfection, Everything, Impossible

Create, Great, Company

CEO

Yet to Grow Up, Immature, Spoilt, Brat, Egocentric, Idealistic, Impossible Promises, Self-centered, Believed Own Hype, Vain

Slave, Celebrity, Obsessive, Perfectionism, Analyse, Revenge

Money

Tightward

Employees, Operated Cheaply, Startup Hustle, Pioneering Spirit, Quick Spending, Next Logo, $100,000

Experience

Motivator

Innovator

Negotiator

More Risks

Work Smarter, Thinking More, Get More Done, Less Work

Provided Masterplan, Staff, Quick Decisions

Twenty Thousand Decisions

Overbearing, Everything

Micromanagement, Overspend

Failure, Prioritize, Focus, Vision, Evaluate Ideas

Company Architect

Product

Engineers, Love, Noble Goals, Mission, Avie Tevanian, Engineers Ruled

Goals, Sell, Wall Street, Main Street, University, Corporate Networks

Announcements, Salesmanship, Galvanize, Energize, Months of Preparation

5: A Side Bet

Lucasfilm

Sale 1985

Special Effects

Transformative, Core of NeXT

Intellectual, Energy

Life Changing

Negotiations

George Lucas, Tough, Divorce

Several Potential Buyers

Steve Jobs, Ballsy, Prepared to Walkaway, $5m Cash

Laid Foundations

When under distress, Fightback, Keep Head, Run Like Wind with Opportunity

Opportunity, Innovation, Ahead of Curve

Staff

Ed Catmull, Book, Creativity Inc, Mento to SJ

John Lasseter, Courted, Disney, 3 Times

Alvy Ray, Clashed with SJ

Culture, Motivated, Helped Keep Talent

Layoffs, 1990, Reduced 120 - 42, Mostly Sales Staff Hired by SJ

Belief

No Reason to Exist, No Revenues

Announcements, Release Positive News

SJ Could Not Accept Failure, Something to Prove

Pixar Talent, Geniuses, Leaders, Breakthrough, Luxo Jr.

Tin Toy

Oscar, 1989, Best Short Animated Film

SJ "Make it great"

Tin Drummer

1989

Meet Laurene

6: Bill Gates Pays a Visit

Interview

Bill Gates, Interrupted "Think Week", Career Soaring, Deal with IBM, License, MS-DOS, Cornerstone, World's Youngest Billionaire, Believed, Technology, Two Focuses, Chips, Software

Steve Jobs, Career Spiraling, Volatile, Contrite, Apple III

Co-founders, Computing, Reveloution, Two Decades, Smartphones, iPods, Laptops, Desktops, Servers, Software

Microsoft CEO, Resigned in 2000, Philanthropist, 1991, Windows, Ubiquitous, Paranoid, Competitors, Customers, Corporate, Power, Speed, Reliability

1990s, Age of Microsoft, No "Personal" in Computing, Would go on forever, Standardization, Left Opening, Machines, Delighted Users, Steve Jobs

7. Luck

Management

Absorbed, Principles, Success, Apple

Around, Smart, People, Creative Thinkers, Failures, Deadends

Negotiation, Subtlety, Ballsy, Brashness, Only Deal with People with Authority

Teamwork

Patience, Edge

Luck

Bought Pixar on Whim, No Idea of The Money He'd Spend

Prepared When It Arrived, Unexpected, Response

Made SJ Wealthy

People, Smart, Respected, Ed Catmull, Hired Smarter People, Mentor, Mature, John Lasseter, Friends with SJ, Toy Story, SJ Big Brother, Boss, New Car, Brain Trust, Writers, Directors, Animators, Constructive Criticism

Formula

Character, Downfall, Exile, Similar to Apple, Hubris, Overcome, Weakness, kindness, Bravery, Wits, Invention, Redemption

Disney

Katzenberg, Battles with SJ

Shut Production

IPO

November 1995, Raised $135m, Made SJ Billionaire

8. Bozos, Bastards, and Keepers

Marketing

Publicity, Pick a fight, Competitor

Design

Engaged, Pride, Beauty

NeXT Pivot

Dreamed, Worlds, Next, Breakthrough, Computer, No Sales, Shuttered, Hardware, Division, Focus, Software, Told Public, Bold Move

2 Strategies, Team, Talent, Nextstep OS, Web Objects, Sell Company, Repay Investors, Keep Credibility, Start Again

Apple

Buys, Next, $429m, Nextstep Advanced OS, Shortcut, To Catch Windows 95, Unix Based, SJ "Whatever it takes" to sell, Dazzled with flawless presentation

Company On Fire, Hired Fred Anderson 1996, John Scully, Fired 1993, Strategy, Market Driven, No Breakthroughs, Newton Failed, Michael Spindler "The Diesel", Copy, Microsoft & Bill Gates, Fired 1996, Gil Amelio 1996, "Apple is a boat", Bozo, Microsoft, Windows 95, Apple, Sales Tanked Overnight, Lost its cool, Steve Jobs, Watched From A Distance, Kept 1 Company Share

Be Inc, Rejected $100m

Steve Jobs Return

Blamed, Gil Amelio, Board

Played / Relied, Opportunisim, Intution, Manipulation, Maturity, Patience