Need help with my writing homework on Comparison of Creative Thinkers. Write a 1250 word paper answering; Steve Jobs is considered to be one the pioneers of the personal computer revolution. He was known for his charisma and his unique style of management. Born on February 24, 1955, he went on to be a part of 3 successful business ventures each of which revolutionized the industry in one way or another. Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple, considered to be one of the greatest technology company, and Pixar, the company which redefined the use of computer animation in films. He was also the founder of NeXT computers which he had started after he was fired from Apple, the company he had co-founded with Steve Wozniak (Imbibe, 2009).
Apple was founded in the late 1970’s and was one of the first companies to successfully launch personal computers. At Apple, Steve was known for his visionary and innovative ideas. Apple enjoyed tremendous success but Steve was a unique style of man management attracted intense reactions from the staff. While some employees were loyal to him to the core, while others could not meet him to eye-to-eye with him. This did not go down well with board members and Steve was fired from the company in 1985 (Imbimbo, 2009).
Post Apple, Steve founded NeXT Computers and later co-founded Pixar. Over the next 10 years, both these companies enjoyed success while Apple went downwards. An interesting turn of events in 1996, Apple bought NeXT and Steve returned to Apple to serve as first as in interim CEO and then as a permanent CEO. Over the next decade, Steve transformed Apple from a company on or shut down to the most valuable company on the planet. Products like iPod and iPhone changed the music and telecommunication for better and are an example of Steve’s creative and innovative ability (allaboutstevejobs.com, 2011).