Wednesday the 24th of August will be marked in history as the day when the most fascinating business career ever ended. Steve Jobs anounced his resignation as CEO of Apple just a couple weeks after he brought the company on the top of the list with the most valuable companies in the world in terms of capitalization.
Steve is now named the Chairman of the Board as stated in Apple’s PR website. Tim Cook will fairly take over the duty of leading world’s most innovative company as its CEO and it couldn’t be a better time for him to do so. Apple is growing in double digits and there is a promising innovation pipeline that ensures further growth on the coming years.
Regardless the fact Apple is an amazing company itself, Steve Job’s career in and outside Apple is admittedly a very fascinating one. A career built upon passion, guts, taste and vision. Starting up in a garage (for real – not for PR purposes) to finding himself out of the company he co-founded , to building up a couple other successful companies such as NeXt and Pixar and then returning back to save Apple from its ashes. If Steve was a mythology figure he would have defienetly been Midas. Everything he touched turned into gold!
If you want to find out a bit more about Steve’s fascinating career take a look at his Bio on wikipedia. In any case if you haven’t watched this video (below), it definetely worths your time. Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address proved the fact that having the traits is far more important than developing the skills. There he is, a guy who never graduated from university, standing in front of world’s brightest graduates advising them that the most important thing in life is to follow their heart:
Also Click here to check out Business Insider’s spot on some of Steve Jobs life highlights