Published by Selby Webb
Co-founder, Editor and Head of Marketing of SuccessField
2 years ago
When the word “entrepreneur” is mentioned, most people think about Steve Jobs. But do you know everything about Apple’s visionary?
Before founding apple, Steve Jobs worked for Atari. When asked why he gave his company the name Apple, he replied: “Because Apple comes before Atari in the phone book.” Furthermore, just before starting the company with Woz and Wayne, Steve Jobs worked in an apple orchard farms. He also wanted to name the company bicycle, but it was vigorously resisted by the original Apple team. He eventually relented.
Most people knew Steve as vegetarian, but that’s not the whole truth. Although Steve was averse to eating meat, he did not shy the consumption of fish products. In other words, he ate only fish.
Steve Jobs bought Pixar from Lucasfilm in 1986. They then produced Toy Story, the first animated movie in original lenght , which led to many of today’s creations. Thanks to Pixar’s IPO, Jobs became a billionaire.
Apple fired Jobs when he was 30 years old. According to Jobs, at that time CEO John Sculley, had a different vision than Jobs and had the board of directors on his side. This led them to choose their boss. Steve lost the choice contest and got Steve kicked out from his own company. John Sculley said that jobs agreed on leaving the Macintosh idea and still could have stayed in Apple as a chairman. Jobs later started NEXT, a company which was sued for hiring apple engineers. The technology of the NEXT computer was incorporated in the Pixar Animation Studios.
The first Apple logo featured a hand drawn image of Isaac Newton under the tree where the apple fell. The logo was designed by co-founder Ronald Wayne. However, the logo was rather antique than contemporary and modern. Furthermore the feasibility of this being engraved on computers was questioned. Subsequently Steve Jobs decided that a redesign was needed. Afterwards, Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $800 US, which would be worth billions today.