Some unusual facts about Steve Jobs that you didn’t have any idea about
Steve Jobs, the name is an institution in itself. Who doesn’t know about this iconic man? In the words of Steve Jobs Official biography, he was a creative inventor and his passion for perfection led to a revolution in the field of personal computers, tablet computing, animated movies, music, phones and digital publishing.
1 Steve Jobs – a visionary and an inventor
Steve Jobs was an American and was considered as the pioneer in the IT or the Information Technology genre and co-founded the giant company, Apple Inc. It remains a dream of every domain professional to work with the company which has always come out with some of the most innovative technologies. Before he became such an iconic figure in the world he had to go through a lot of struggles and a few of them have been depicted in several books and documentaries.
There are hidden facts about the Apple Inc. genius, Steve Jobs.
There are several unusual facts about this legendary man that most of us are not aware about. Don’t you want to know about some of the aspects of Steve Jobs’ life that are a mystery to the large population of the world? So, here they are!
2 He was adopted early after his birth
It might sound like a story line of a fiction movie but this is the reality of this legendary man’s life. Steve Jobs was the biological son of Abdul fatah John Jandali, an Arabic man and Joanne Schieble Simpson who were not married. He was given for adoption and the responsibility was taken by a couple, Paul and Clara Jobs. By birth this makes Jobs half Arabic.
3 Jobs was a Stanford University dropout
You will be surprised to know that this inventor was actually a college dropout. He was extremely bored with the classes in the college and that is why he started attending only the classes that interested him. But later on, he decided to quit as he thought he was unnecessarily wasting his parents’ hard earned wealth.
4 He was kicked out of his own company in 1985
The Board of Directors of Apple inc. asked him to step down and leave the company that he founded. He left Apple Inc at the age of 30 and was raging in fire. But later on in several interviews he said that the experience was a blessing in disguise for him. It gave him the opportunity to make things right and also experiment with innovation and purchase the Animation Studio, Pixar.
5 Steve Jobs didn’t accept the paternity on his first child
He denied fatherhood to his first kid by claiming that he was sterile. Isn’t this a shocking aspect about his life? Things change and people realize their mistakes and later on in his life he got the courage to accept and he became a good father even. In fact, Apple III, the Lisa computer was actually named after his first child, Lisa Brennan Jobs.
6 He didn’t believe in the concept of giving money as charity
As Apple’s CEO he refrained from all kinds of philanthropic programs and asked the world to wait until the company makes profit. But when the organization reached such heights and even started making profits, Apple Inc. still didn’t indulge much in corporate philanthropy.
7 It was Jobs advice to Mark Zuckerberg to visit India
Recently when Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, visited India told the media that he was told by Steve Jobs in the past to visit a particular temple/ ashram in Uttarakhand in India. Jobs himself visited the place in 1970s to explore the country and even seek divine peace.
8 He was not happy with the high popularity of Google’s operating system, Android
Steve Jobs was so frustrated with the whole aspect of the popularity of Android that he even made statements like “I will destroy Android. It is a stolen product” he even said that he will not step back to spend every single penny from his bank account to make things right.
9 Jobs was the Executive Producer for the animation film, Toy Story!
Pixar’s first release Toy Story made a very good fortune at the box office. It was on Job’s advice that the character Woody was rewritten and changed into a heroic role.
10 Jobs suffered from dyslexia
It might be shocking but during his childhood days, Jobs suffered from learning disability but it didn’t bar him from becoming the inventor and a genius brain for the foundation of world’s largest IT Company, Apple Inc.
11 Did you know Steve Jobs was a Zen Buddhist?
There was a time when Jobs even considered of joining monastery and becoming a monk. Can you think of what could have happened if he had really become a monk?
12 Don’t judge by his success!
The stories that have been presented in the mainstream media are filled with high level of ambiguity. We basically start judging about him looking in respect to the successful and profitable business. But did you know he began Apple Inc. from a garage?
He is a genius and an iconic figure!
His life was not easy from the very start. Unable to find fund for his college expense, getting fired from Apple, going broke and other personal issues, he saw a lot of ups and downs in his personal as well as professional life but he never lost faith in himself and doing wonders.
Take a look at some inspiring lessons which you can learn from the Life of Steve Jobs.