Who cares about the sales of Apple products, or about the business stats of Apple? It is very usual and boring to know, isn’t? The only thing that hooks the attention is how Steve Jobs became the greatest artist that ever lived. People like him are hard to find and born once in time, found 1 in millions as they make things differently and stand out as the best for their works. Yes I am talking about the inventor of “Apple-Think different” Steve jobs.
Steve Jobs is known as one of the best American entrepreneur as well as an inventor. He is the man who pioneered in technology and changed the world of technology with his creative and innovative ideas. He is popularly known as the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of Apple Corporation. He was born on 24th February 1955 and died on 5th October 2011. He was the man who entirely transformed the technical industry. He succeeded in transforming the use of computers from desktops to smart phones and tablets. Here are the Top 10 Steve Jobs Unheard Facts
1. Steve Job’s childhood:
He was an adopted child and his parents named him as ‘Steven Paul Jobs’. At a very early childhood age, he was much into electronics and he made a hobby of working with the electronic gadgets. He did not leave his class mates with his mad and strange acts he scared them as well and his class mates were afraid of Steve. The reason was, during the school days Steve had weird nature, he simply used to leave snakes and bombs in classrooms and was just an icon of fear. Yet, he was always known for his intelligence, innovation and impressiveness. After 26 years of his birth, he discovered that his birth parents were Abdul Fattah John Jandali and Joanne Simpson. Though he lived with his real father he never noticed until he found his sister.
2. Zen Buddhist and Travel to India:
The strange fact about Steve Jobs was he was a Zen Buddhist. Steve had strong faith in the teachings of his guru, Kobin Chino, a Zen monk. He stated in many of his interviews that he feels very relieved while sitting with Zen group. Buddhism is all about non-attachment, pain of the life and the devotion; it is very hard to believe that one of the richest man in the world is a Buddhist. He even traveled to India in search of spiritual enlightenment. When he went back home he was in Indian attire which shell shocked the people out there.
3. Steve Jobs’ signature was inside every original Macintosh:
Some stories say that when he the entire Macintosh was complete, there was a big successful party at Steve job’s place. He took the signatures of his team members on a piece of paper who worked day and night on the machine. Interestingly this piece of paper became the model for a metal plate that would be inserted inside every Macintosh computer. This was something different and strange to sign inside a computer that was really user serviceable.
When asked why all this? For Jobs, the original Mac machine was not just a computer; it was something more than that a noble piece of art. It was the one and only mainstream computer that had a graphical user interface, and the team who worked on this had high knowledge of artistic and technical qualities. It is known fact that all great artists sign their work at the end, Jobs thought, that the Mac team deserves and has all rights to do it so all of them signed on the piece of art computer which they made.
4. Dyslexic and Psychedelic:
Just like Albert Einstein and many other great people Steve Jobs was uncommon among people as he suffered from dyslexia. That is he was unable to read, write and understand the words easily. He was also a psychedelic man. Jobs started using a LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) drug from his very young age. He proudly stated that it as one of the most important thing he had done in his life. He believed that his inner intelligence combined with this LSD brought him out of normal though and simple frame of reference that later developed into a unique way of thinking. May be that is how he came up with “Think different”
5. Number 1 in everything:
He is the best example for being first in inventing any new products. He pioneered in technology.
He launched a new product time to time and it was always the first brand in a new category.
Pixar’s toy Story: The first feature-length animated movie done entirely on computers.
Apple’s iPod: The first hard-drive music player.
Apple’s iPhone: The first touch screen smart phone.
Apple’s iPad: The first tablet computer.
Long back in the year 1998 Apple’s keynote while Steve introducing the i Mac he showed a slide of what the “i” stood for and it had multiple abbevations and yet it was interlated and had a depth meaning in it so “i” was known as internet individual, instruct, inform and inspire
6. Pescetarian and fruitatarian:
Yeah it might sound different he was a pescetarian, it means a person who eats only fish when it comes to non-vegetarian and do not consume any other meat products. And literally, he did not consume any meat except fish. But he did had egg and other milk products.
Later in his late years he gave up eating fishes as well. And he became pure vegetarian. Interestingly he was not only a vegetarian; but a fruitatarian as well. At once he only eat different kind of vegetables and more of carrots where his face was turned into Orange!
7. He initially tried to treat his cancer with a “special diet”:
Ever since he was diagnosed with cancer he opted for natural ways and tried to go in that way rather than any other therapies etc. In October 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with a rare type of pancreatic cancer treatable which was with surgery, but he back stepped to get operated as he was not fine with the tiny light killing the cancer cells and later facing its side effects. He was a Buddhist and a vegetarian; this boosted up his confidence and took him away for the thought of undergoing surgery. Jobs then decided to pursue alternative therapies and treat his cancer with a “natural diet.”And it was a healthy way as well. So he successfully tried it for nine months, but finally went to the surgery in July 2004, unfortunately at that point the percentage of cancer was spread and his chances of long-term survival were reduced. None the less surgery was successful and he lived for 7 more years after it.
8. He never gave any money to charity:
Though he was a CEO of Apple he never bothered about direct funding for social change. People think that entrepreneurs have to contribute for the life of others. But they have served a lot to the society indirectly. If we look at the entire iPod/Mac/iPhone/Disney products, how many lives have benefited directly as an employees or indirectly as a costumer as they have used it to improve the quality of their own life. Being the richest and intelligent man, Jobs have never even commented about his thoughts on charity. He always had an attitude of “Screw Charity”. He never funded a single penny for free. He was a social man and he contributed a lot to the society through his products but not in the name of charity!
On contradiction to this, they say he gave millions of money as a charity very secretly but criticized by the public for not doing enough and he never said a word on all these issues.Giving a full stop to all these speculations, one of the articles from New York Times claimed that there was no public record of the Apple founder giving money to charity.
9. College dropout and lover of calligraphy:
Looks like intelligent and great personalities are college dropouts. I was aware of Zukerberg and Bill gates but even Steve Jobs was under this group of dropouts. Soon after he graduated from Homestead School, he went for further studies to Reed College but he was very soon out of the college as he just took 1 semester of classes.
But after the very few months he attended the college for his 1 semester, he was immensely interested in Calligraphy. He sincerely learnt it and always used to play with the typography. At many times he said these calligraphy class he has taken has as an influence on his Apple products. That is how he designed so many fonts and it was one of the best USP of the Apple products.
10. HP internship in eighth grade:
At his very young age Steve jobs attended various lectures put up by HP (Hewlett Packard). At the time of those lectures, which was informative and interesting, Steve approached William Hewlett asking about some computer components for completing his project under their guidance. William felt very impressed by Steve’s enthusiasm and zeal to learn and gave those computer parts and along with it he offered him an Internship at HP right away. It is said Hewlett reportedly spoke to Jobs for more than 20 minutes.
Steve is the simple and different fellow who will be remembered forever. He is the most intelligent man of this century who introduced a new technological world to us to live in.