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Life of Steve Jobs: 9 Lessons That We Can Learn From

The death of Steve Jobs rocked the world as he was considered one of the world’s most innovative men. Under his leadership, Apple has never been short of creating beautifully designed products that has wowed the world and also becoming of the world’s most valuable company (US $ 341 Billion as of 10 August 2011).

When I first heard the news that he passed away, in my mind I was asking my friends, “Are you kidding?” A quick search on the Internet yielded much talk about his demise and even apple website created a webpage for him.

Here are some life lessons that I have personally learnt from him:

1. Its not about how well you start in life

Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock and put up for adoption for birth. In fact, he mentioned in one of his talks that he was so poor that he had to sleep in the floor of friends’ rooms during his college days. In addition, he earned little money for food after returning Coke bottles. Furthermore, he had to walk seven miles every week across town to the Hare Krishna temple for the Sunday feast. If such a person like Steve Jobs could face adversity and still make it in society, what is our excuse?

2. Education level is not the most important.

For the man who ran the most valuable company in the world, interestingly, he actually did not finish his degree education. In fact, he dropped out of Reed College after only one semester. Steve mentioned that his short stint in college was an impactful one because “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

A little known fact about Steve Jobs was the fact that he was listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in 338 US patents or patent applications related to a range of technologies from actual computer and portable devices to user interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages.

3. It’s not what life throws at you but how you make out of it.

The experiences faced by Steve were also rather dramatic and could be a potential storyline of a soap opera. In 1985, two years after recruiting Apple’s new CEO, John Sculley, Jobs was literally kicked out of the company out of the company he founded. This was due to deterioration in Job’s working relationship with Scully and resulted in an internal power struggle that Jobs lost. However, Jobs claimed that being fired from Apple was the best thing that could have happened to him. He said, “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

The time away from Apple also gave Jobs time to start a new company called NeXT, which was to develop high-end computers at expensive prices. The company did not do so well in sales but it influenced future software developments, particularly the MAC OS X.

In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division for the price of $ 10 million. The company decided that it would give up selling its unprofitable Pixar Image Computer and concentrate its efforts into computer-animated films. This company was later renamed as Pixar.

Pixar’s partnership with Disney was a commercial success and it bought many great films such as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Toy Story 3. Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 each received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

None of this would have happened if he were not fired from Apple.

4. Live each day as if it was your last.

When he was much younger at the age of 17, he read a quote which affected him a lot, “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” Since then for the past 33 years, Jobs looked into his mirror every day of his life to ask, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” If the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, he knew that he needed to change something.

He also mentions in his address to Stanford students in 2005, “Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Jobs also reminded them that “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” and “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

We are constantly being surrounded by people telling us what to do with our lives and also we may also at times in our lives, want to live the lives of other people. Live a life that you really want and have courage to live it.

5. Connect the dots in life.

Jobs reminds us to connect the dots in life. Every thing that has happened in our lives happened for a reason. We have to “trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Perhaps you have gone through many things in life and wondered why it had to happen? It could be repeating another semester in school, studying the wrong course, wasting 3 years in a company that didn’t improve your career or getting a lousy boss that treated you like dirt. All these ‘negative’ incidents in your life could actually be the turning point of your life from that point on!

It is my firm belief that every thing that happens to us right now is to prepare us for the future. In one of my blog articles, I mentioned about how at the age of 17, I started off as a volunteer of a youth organisation and did a lot of program planning and emceeing. I wouldn’t dare to say that every program I ran was incredibly successful but learnt a lot from the ones that failed or didn’t generate interest from participants. Later did I know that all these were necessary to prepare me for the role as a trainer and then much later to transit into being a public speaker.

Everything happens for a reason, the only thing we need to do in our lives is to make sense out of our experiences and try to connect the dots.

6. To be a trendsetter, you can’t rely on focus groups.

Steve Jobs was one of the few people that didn’t really believe in focus groups. This was contrary to most business philosophies that you had to ask people on what they wanted in their products.

“None. It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” – Jobs responding to whether he did market research for the iPad.

However, most people in life don’t know what they want, especially if they have never seen it or even conceptualised a new product before. Steve relied a lot on his intuition about how people liked things and the way they operated them. This sense of intuition that he had was really ahead of his time as he could see into the future and helped created demand for products that were in his head.

For example, before the launch of iPad, most people were skeptical of Apple’s ability to compete in the market and its lack of experience in producing such devices. Even the internet was flooded with comments on the name of the iPad. However, when it was launched, it created a storm of people who wanted to own a piece of it. It was one of the best selling products Apple has ever created and is believed to dominate the market share for the next 5 years.

7. Always acknowledge the work of your staff in front of the rest.

In most of the Macworld keynotes of Steve Jobs, I recall watching many times where Jobs will usually ask everyone in the hall to give a huge round of applause for his staff who has worked so hard to make things happen. He even thank their families, loved ones, spouses, partners for being there to support his staff in their work.

In a lot of the team building activities that I run with my corporate clients, I ask members of the team to publicly acknowledge and give each other praise. This meaningful activity has helped team members to express what they always wanted to say but yet have no opportunity for it. This also created a moment where some people actually cried and hugged each other. It created a sense of belonging and appreciation for the work that they have done.

8. Show passion in what you are doing

Steve has always showed passion in what he does. In all his keynotes, he always talks about Apples products and “hopes that you will love it as much as we do”. You realise that they are not sharing just a product, but a labour of love that resulted in a product.

9. Set out to change the world

”I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he ever set for himself.” – Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, on Steve Jobs

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers, the round pegs in square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different’ ad

I believed that Steve completely managed to fulfill his wish of changing the world. Many of us today are living so much differently with how much he influenced society with its gadgets.

My question to you is whether you have found your purpose in living and made up your mind to change the world. Well, if you think you are crazy enough to think you can, you might just be the one to do it.

Change the world, one step at a time.

Kenneth Kwan is an International Speaker and has traveled to six different countries speaking to thousands of clients on Mindset and Attitudes shift as well as Building Teams. You can get your free report of “7 Transformational Secrets to Creating a Dynamic and Cohesive Team in your workplace” from http://www.DeepImpactOnline.com/blog

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Think Different and Improve the World: A Brief Biograhpy of Steve Jobs

Article by Lawrence Roth

The desktop computer has changed the world for the better. Today people are able to communicate, entertain and do business more easily and effectiverly than any previous generation. Steven Paul Jobs is recognized with being one of the great modern visionaries that has made that possible.

Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on February 24, 1955. A few weeks later he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. Jobs attended Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School. Jobs attended after-school lectures presented at the Hewlett-Packard Company. In his teens, Jobs would become friends with Steve Woznaick who Jobs credited with knowing more about electronics than him.After graduating from high school Jobs attended Reed College for one semester in Portland, Oregon. However, he still attended classes at Reed for nearly a year even after dropping out. Jobs later returned to California and began attending meetings at the Homebrew Computer Club in which Woznaick was a member.

He obtained a job at Atari, a manufacturer of video games, where he worked nights. Occassionally, Jobs requested the help of Woznaick on some of his work at Atari. Becoming interested in Eastern Religions Jobs requested time off work from Atari. Jobs along with a friend from Reed College backpacked around India. Returning to work at Atari Jobs offered to split a bonus with Wozniak if Wozniack could minimize the number of chips on a circuit board. Wozniak accomplished the task by reducing the number of chips by 50.

In 1976 Jobs and Wozniack established the Apple Computer Company. Computers at that time where big and bulky. Room sized computers where used by businesses to perform complex mathematical calculations. Steve Jobs believed that people would be intrigued by smaller computers for the home. Most doubted the young company would have any success. However, Steve Jobs was great at thinking differently. He was interested in changing the world. He also had a knack for understanding what fascinated people.

Wozniak was stunned when Jobs had called and informed him of their first sale. Fifty computers for a retail shop in Mountain View, California. The Apple Computer Company did not have much money, parts or assembled computers. And they only had thirty days to get the parts and assemble fifty computers for this retail shop. Wozniak had to wonder what Steve Jobs had gotten them into. It appeared to be an impossible task. However they did accomplish the task and delivered on time.

In December 1980 Apple Computer had a successful IPO which made Steve Jobs a young multi-millionaire. In 1983 Jobs convinced then Pepsi-Cola CEO John Sculley to become the CEO for Apple Computer presenting him the now famous challenge, “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want to change the world?” In 1984 the Apple Macintosh was introduced and the famous “1984″ Apple commerical aired during the Super Bowl. The Macintosh became the first commericially successful computer with a graphical user interface.

However, by 1985 with a slump in sales and numerous employee complaints of a temperamental Steve Jobs, CEO John Sculley relieved Steve Jobs of his duties at the Apple Computer Company. Jobs went on to found another company called NeXT Computer.

In 1986 Steve Jobs entered into the entertainment business by purchasing Pixar Studios. Pixar was a computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. Pixar worked with Disney to produce quality computer animation films like Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life and Monsters, Inc. Pixar was later bought out by Disney which made Steve Jobs the largest shareholder on the Disney Board of Directors.

In 1996 Apple Computer Company bought NeXT Computer Company which brought Jobs back to Apple. In 1997 Jobs became the interim CEO. The revitalization of Apple Computer Company by Jobs brought the public a new generation of computer related products: the iPod, iTunes, iMac and iPhone. In 2000 Jobs became the permanent CEO of Apple Computer Company.

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Lawrence Roth is a professional Web Developer and part-owner of Rothline which has a website at http://www.rothline.com and an ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Rothline-Entertainment.

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Three Jobs You Can Do Two Days A Week And Earn $30,000 A Year?

Does having a trade-skill still make money? Or does learning a skill take too long and cost too much? To become a barber takes 1,500 real hours cutting hair in school at a cost of $ 16,000. What’s a barber make? Most probably make $ 12 to $ 15 an hour. Some are good at marketing and do better. What’s it take to be an A&P Mechanic (airplane mechanic)? 85 weeks of classroom and practical education at a cost of about $ 30,000.  How about computer network engineer? The Cisco Certification alone cost about $ 20,000. Crazy, isn’t it? What about college? You can go in debt $ 100,000 to get through a really good school, because they cost over $ 50,000 a year! It’s just NUTS! How about if you build your own job? Here’s three suggestions:

 Job One:

Joe’s an Artist. He welds chrome auto parts together, to form “art” five days a week. The other two days he works 14 hours each day cleaning out garbage cans. WAIT! Don’t judge so fast! Joe built a route by putting flyers on doors. In his spare time, he distributed 5,000 flyers and ended up with a subscription route. He cleans 2 cans at each stop, once a month, for $ 5 per can. He uses a power washer and some hand tools. He cleans 60 cans in a day. Why is there a market? Disease is spread by dirty trash cans. They stink. Stuff sticks to them. People have a hard time handling their own cans because the refuse company provided cans are so deep. You may be able to charge more, or clean the cans every other month for the same money. Dirty job? Yes. Good money? Yes. How does Joe like his boss (Joe)? If you still think this idea stinks? In England it’s been franchised for ten years!

 Job Two:

Suzy loves music. She sings and plays three instruments. Suzy works about 20 hours a week and plays gigs with her band the rest of the week. Suzy buys used instruments, and resells them. She had 5,000 business cards made saying “WANTED! Musical Instruments! I Pay Cash, Now!” She gives a card to everyone she sees. She runs an ad on Craigs List. People are starting to call her to tell her to call their friend because they have a guitar or whatever to sell (referral business). Suzy is starting to learn to repair the instruments. She resells the instruments on Craigs List and on eBay.

Job Three:

Mark replaces the glass on iPhones. Broken and shattered glass on an iPhone cost $ 200 or more to fix at the Apple Store, and it’s not covered by even the extended warranty. Mark has a method which allows him to replace the 3G or 3GS glass in about two minutes time. Mark works Saturday and Sunday at a large swap meet (flea market) in his city. He charges $ 49 for the repair. His parts cost about $ 9. He does 8 to 12 repairs a day, week in and week out. Mark surfs, goes fishing, and takes his little girl places the rest of the week.

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Steven Jobs: Significant Impacts on Apple

R.I.P Steve Jobs :

> Steve Jobs: Time Magazine October 2011 Cover and Funeral Details

> Steve Jobs Dead At 56 on October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs Death 2011: Most Famous Quotes in His Life

It is a terrible news for technology in general and Apple in particular that chief executive Steven Jobs resigns his position as Apple’s CEO. In his resignation letter, he highly recommends Tim Cook to be the next Apple’s CEO. However, impacts of Steven on Apple are undeniable.

 

Partner with the enemy

Have you ever seen Pepsi and Coca-Cola get together in business? This was Steven Jobs who announced strange partnership with Microsoft at the 1997 Macworld Expo. After continuous financial loss, Jobs needed more money invested and he turned out to have $ 150 million in Apple from Bill Gates. Jobs announced that “The era of competition between Apple and Microsoft is over as far as I’m concerned.”

Bill Gates

 

Change the original vision and business plan

Apple started as a computer company. Later, Jobs broadened the tech giant to produce MP3 players, music, iPhones, iPads and Final Cut Pro. The company changed its name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple Inc.

 

Tell customers what they want instead of asking for feedback

Before customers knew what they wanted, Steven Jobs made them desire for their devices. When iPad was released, more than 20 million units were sold

 

Encourage others to think differently

Apples’ “Think Different” ad campaign in the late 1990, which inspired people with innovation and reinvention, is still one of the best ads of all time

 

Trust your gut

In a speech at his Stanford commencement, Jobs emphasizes, “Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

 

Put sex in products

Steven Jobs is a great salesman when he is always concerned to the importance of aesthetics. Due to the reason, Apple always develops the most beautiful technology, aesthetics, sleek and colorful products ever

 

Create solutions to impossible roadblocks

Instead of providing Apple devices to retailers, Jobs decided to create the famous, charming and glamorous Apple Store scattered throughout the world

 

Connect dots

Apple released products with integrated visions. For instance, iPads and iPhones are in the app store while iPods collaborate with iTunes

 

Sell dreams, not products

Most customers perceive that Apple sells what they want and dream for rather than a simple device

 

Tim Cook Named Apple CEO and Steve Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board

 

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Jason Ford works as a web developer and an editor of a weekly technology magazine. With the passion in technology, he has published numerous articles to provide readers reliable information about technology products and hot technology events around the world.

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Jobs In Journalism

Work is worship, is a common quote used, which motivates every human being to wake up in the morning, go to office and give his best at work.
Financial aspects and the money earned through job is also one of the most important factors, which drive an employee to his office. Job in every field needs to be performed with full perfection and accuracy. Whether at a senior level or at the junior most level, the employees are required to give their best in each and every task they perform. This is not only for the companys growth, but for their own growth as well. The future growth of the employees is totally dependent on the output and the benefits company gain from his work. Though the result of every job, in one way or the other affects the common masses, but there are few job fields, which has direct communication and hence connection with the man on the road. One of such job fields is Journalism Jobs.
The first and the most important duty and the priority of a journalist is to be responsible. He needs to make sure that each and every piece of news he is delivering to his audience is accurate and factual. There are a number of jobs in India, in the field of journalism, which provides opportunity to candidates to pursue their career in the field they want. To implement this, the number of media agencies, newspaper organisations and news channels, are growing day by day. The selection of the candidates for the job of a journalist is done on various grounds. Few of which are mentioned below:
7.)The candidate should have excellent communication skills. He should not only be able to communicate, but also express his view point in an explanatory fashion in front of his target audience.
8.)For the job of a journalist, the person should have good knowledge about current affairs. The candidate should keep himself updated about things happening in and around his surroundings and important events happening across the globe.
9.)The candidate should also have good analysing power and a positive approach to look at things. He should be able to decide and take decisions fast.
10.)Journalists hold the power of pen, they have influence over millions of people, and therefore they need to use their power at the right place and in the right way. They should communicate things to the masses at the right time and with an unbiased perspective.
11.)To perform his job at the best, the journalist should be having the efficiency to look out for hidden things and dig out the unheard and unknown information. For this, he needs to make very good relations with people and should have a wide social circle.
12.)The candidates should be comfortable working even at odd hours of the day. A journalist is required to report all the things to the masses, inspite of the timings they occur at.
Other than keeping the above mentioned points in mind, the candidates should have the ability to gather information and present it in a proper fashion. Few of the agencies in India, where a person can find a good job as a journalist, are:
10)Times group
11)Press Trust of India
12)Indo-Asian News Service
13)Hindustan Times
14)Express Group
15)NDTv
16)United News of India
17)Aaj tak
18)CNN- IBN
There are many other regional newspapers, where one can apply and get a job as a journalist. Online trend of gathering and gaining information has also lead to the advent of online news portals. The number of job opportunities has increased due to this, which makes it easy for a willing candidate to suit himself with the right kind of job in journalism in the beat of his respective interest.

Gurleen kour writes on behalf of Naukri.com, a leading job portal for jobs in India. She writes on topics like India Journalism Jobs, Accounting Jobs and increasing work concentration. Naukri.com is a recruitment platform & provides products and services like resume writing services, Salary Tool.

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A Look At Steve Jobs – What Happens To The Apple When It Loses Its Core? Part 2

In Apple’s current form, is it just lost without Jobs at the helm? Absolutely! Can a vehicle be constructed through which, over time, a seamless transfer of power could be executed? Can we empower the next super man or woman to protect and grow this company until it kills him or her too? Well, it works for the papacy and the Pope might be the only one out there with as many devotees.

There are those who believe that a Job-less Apple is not as threatening an idea as I believe it to be. They believe that while Steve Jobs is unarguably a significant part of the Apple story, the success of the company is attributable to the work of many – not just one man. Apple has existed with & without Jobs over the years and while it is certain that Jobs has brought a lot of value, the thought that Apple, a system of so many organs, arteries, and working processes, would face a terminal diagnosis with his excision, is presumptuous and impossible. IBM moved forward with the loss of Tom Watson. Microsoft moved forward, and continues to do so as the market leader, without Bill Gates as CEO.

The fact is that corporations have been dealing with leadership transitions forever. Apple Inc. is not the first company faced with the loss of a great leader and it certainly will not be the last. Bill Gates, arguably the winner of the Jobs/Gates battle, based purely on revenues, is now celebrated for his graceful exit from his role as Microsoft’s CEO. Steve Ballmer has been the CEO of record for Microsoft for over ten years and Microsoft has maintained its position as market leader so far. If a company so much larger than Apple can face the same problem and manage it relatively seamlessly, then Apple must be able to do to the same. Right?

Gates handpicked Ballmer and spent years readying him for the role before the transition became official in January of 2000. To put this in apple context, around the same time that Gates decided to begin preparing his heir, Steve Jobs was just claiming, or perhaps reclaiming, the Apple throne. Gates still maintained control of select corporate divisions including, most notably, the technological division. It was not until 2009 that Gates “really left” the company. 12 or 13 years were invested in to the preparation of the successor that would replace Bill Gates. The official transition culminated with the 2009 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) tradeshow where Steve Ballmer delivered Microsoft’s Annual Key Note Address. This was the first time ever that anyone besides Gates had lead this program.

Steve Jobs has done nothing to prepare a potential successor or several successors to eventually assume his position. Appointing Phil Schiller to lead the 2009 keynote address and appointing Tim Cook to act as interim CEO during Jobs’ sick-leave, were acts of desperate necessity and not representations of faith in the strength of his team. Schiller & Cook were understudies and it was clear to the world, to them, and, most importantly, to Jobs, that these temporary solutions had nothing to do with the future of Apple’s operations. It is potentially impossible for Jobs to prepare an heir, in the fashion that Gates did, at this point in his life considering the consistent health problems he has faced over the last 5 years.

Jon Kobrin is a lifelong New Yorker currently residing on the Upper East Side. He is a principal & CMO of Appsolute Media LLC. He’s obsessed with branding and has an unwavering belief that there is no excuse for poor design. To learn more about Jon Kobrin is on Facebook and Jon Kobrin is on Naymz.

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A Look at Steve Jobs – What Happens to the Apple When It Loses Its Core? Part 3

Regarding public perception of a company’s stake-holders, Microsoft certainly appears to be addressing the hard problems with the right corporate sensitivities. The succession maneuver that Microsoft implemented shows a meticulously planned agenda set to allow the company to continue to grow. It shows how a leading super ego can take back seat, once the time has come, to the needs of the company. However, we must also recognize that since the change in leadership, Microsoft has been on a steady decline. Is this learning curve? That seems like a fare diagnosis but until the numbers prove the hypothesis, it’s just worthless philosophy.

So what does Apple do? The goal shouldn’t be to find a replacement for Steve Jobs because that is impossible. The story of Jobs and the story of Apple are too intertwined for the end of one not to signify the end of the other.

The mission is to distance the brands from each other. While Jobs’ life may have been significantly responsible for leading the Apple brand to its current market position, it need not be responsible for taking it in to the future. For many consumers, the obsession over Apple products has no connection to Steve Jobs at all. Thus, as long as these customers are provided with the same level of innovation, design & utility that they associate with the Apple brand, allegiances will maintain and the sales will follow in kind.

Moreover, the prominent trend throughout Apple’s present winning product line is that of the open platform. Apple ads rarely use individuals or branded personalities to market their wares. The famous iPod uses the silhouettes of men & women focusing on no specific type of person and, thus, engaging us all. The iPhone broke the mold as a mobile device selling the platform that can host anyone of hundreds of thousands of applications that each user is empowered to choose or reject. All comparable products before relied on the packaging of a winning concoction of functions to win over the mass marketplace.

Apple Inc. should continue to enforce these ideas. Celebrate the users! Celebrate the consumers! Celebrate Apple not as a store that carries the brilliantly conceived products of a mastermind, but as a lifestyle that offers the nation the opportunity to brilliantly conceive the best products for themselves. The iPhone is just a toolbox waiting to be filled with utilities. The most amazing feature of the App Store is that it just manages the downloading transactions between the buyers and third party developers all over the world. This is awesome! Apple manages a system in which the same people that purchase the products also build the applications. Highlight the world as the true power source that makes Apple great! It’s incredible. It promises a phenomenal future with limitless growth & innovation potential. Best of all, it’s true. Steve Jobs has been the core of Apple Inc. and he has brought forth a remarkable revolution that shares the credit for Apple’s success with the world and not because the world con sumes the products but because, now, the world makes them. Thank you Steve. Thank you apple. Most importantly, thank you world. To The Future!!

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