How Steve Jobs Started Apple

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1) How Steve Jobs started Apple? Steve Jobs described as the "charismatic leader" whose influence stems from almost unimaginable insights and imagination, and who inspires devotional loyalty from his followers. He was the CEO of Apple Computer, a leader in the field of personal computing which he co-founded in 1976 on April Fool’s Day. His innovative idea of what a personal computer should be led him to revolutionize the consumer computer hardware and software industry. When Jobs was twenty one, he and a friend, Steve Wozniak, who was a self taught engineer of rare talents, built a personal computer that they called the Apple. In 1972 Jobs graduated from high school and register at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone "blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club. Jobs was not interested in creating electronics and was nowhere near as good an engineer as Wozniak. Although he was not really interested in creating electronics, his business sense for the marketability of these products was the turning point. He asked his engineering friend Wozniak to help him build a personal computer. Their first creation was the Apple I which was just a warm up act for the Apple II in 1977. Jobs sold his Volkswagen micro-bus and Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator, which raised $1,300 to start their new company. With that initial capital and credit lines with local electronics suppliers, they set up their first production line. Jobs encouraged Wozniak to quit his job at Hewlett-Packard and become the vice president in charge of research and development of the new enterprise. Beginning work in the Job's family garage they managed to make their first big sale when the Byte Shop in

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