On Sunday, during the interview with Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes”, the Microsoft chairman Bill Gate spoke about visiting Steve Jobs in his last days. It turned out that during this meeting they’re talking about their experience and skills, their families. According to Bill, their conversation was in a friendly manner and it is now a very emotional memory for Gates. He doesn’t feel it was a visit of enemies or competitors. By the way, Gates admitted that Apple “put the pieces” together on tablets. For Microsoft it was lack.
During the interview Gates said that he wished Job’s sense of design, that everything had to fit a certain aesthetic. “The fact that he, with as little engineering background as he had, it shows that design can lead you in a good direction. And so phenomenal products came out of it.” “He knew about brand — in a very positive sense. He had an intuitive sense for marketing that was amazing,” Gates said.
The Microsoft chairman also told about his doubts about the iPad, suggesting that iPad users were frustrated. In a sense, as Gates acknowledges in this interview, the Microsoft chairman and Jobs grew up together and could watch success of each other.
Representing iTunes to the public on the 28th of April , 2003, Steve Jobs turned his slide and glancing around a full house, said that when about one and a half years ago, they had started to create a music service, they had had to negotiate with the five major record labels. And then he remembered a quote from Hunter Thompson (American writer and journalist, author of the novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” – ) about the music industry: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Jobs said that he hadn’t known then what he had expected. However, Apple CEO worries were vain. Apple online music store has become a phenomenon unprecedented in the music industry for the past ten years, turning it upside down. During that time, no one generation of Apple gadgets was replaced, old devices were removed. Jobs has died, his place was taken by Cook — but iTunes remains the same as it was 10 years ago. Some impressive figures link to iTunes. Over the past decade service has sold over 25 billion songs, there are 35 million tracks in its catalog, iTunes is available in 119 countries, and in addition, more than 200 million people using the service iTunes Match, which allows them to store their music library on Apple servers.
According to the analyst Benedict Evans, iTunes is a kind of area, through which it’s very difficult for the user to leave the ecosystem created by Apple.The idea to integrate their own projects in the foundation of the corporate ecosystem and thereby strengthen it, guaranteeing the safety of future returns themselves, in business is not new. iTunes legitimized digital music in the era when the MP3 format has been synonymous with piracy. Ten years ago, Apple had known what exactly consumers wanted even before they realized it. But it is worth thinking that the era when consumers will dictate their rules, has already come.
Steve Jobs has been a fascinating figure. Different stories about his presentation style and way of working have been widely reported and read. For some, Steve Jobs is only the person who founded Apple. But few know that Jobs had a significant role in the formation of Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs was a co-founder of Pixar, as he invested personal millions of dollars to help the studio stay afloat before the company started getting earnings. After Toy Story release, the Pixar’s first feature film, which became the hit, Pixar received its first profit. Some years later Pixar was sold to Disney for some $4 billion in shares.
Recently a tree at the corporate headquarters of Disney’s Pixar has been dedicated to Steve Jobs, co-founder of the animation studio as well as Apple.
The tree and plaque are situated in front of the Steve Jobs Building at Pixar’s campus.
The tree dedicated to the memory of the co-founder stands alone near the studio’s main campus building, which was also renamed the “Steve Jobs Building” last year.
The plaque in front of the tree has the following message:
Our partner, mentor and friend
Pixar has honored Jobs’ contributions in others ways, such as the credits of the last year’s Pixar theatrical release, “Brave,” which happened to include the same text as the plaque above.
During the introduction of the first iPhone, in a moment that got one of the biggest laughs of his career, Steve Jobs made a prank phone call. In front of thousands of Apple fans at the Macworld Expo in 2007, Jobs called a local Starbucks outlet and ordered 4,000 lattes — to go. Found the barista and interviewed her
He quickly hung up, telling the barista who answered “No, just kidding. Wrong number. Goodbye!” Fast Company found the barista and interviewed her about her moment of fame — only she didn’t realize who she was talking to, nor why people have continued to call that store for the past six years asking for 4,000 lattes.
With help from Starbucks, Fast Company was able to track down Zhang, a soft-spoken barista who goes by “Hannah.” Sincere and sweet, Hannah has been working at the same Starbucks for more than a half-decade. “Honestly, I was shocked,” she recalls. “I have never heard somebody order 4,000 lattes to go. I didn’t say anything because I was shocked. But my first impression was that he was just being humorous. He sounded like a gentleman.”
Hannah and her manager didn’t know the reason for the recurring prank calls until Fast Company contacted them, but she says it makes more sense now. “Before, it was like, ‘Who would order thousands of lattes?’” They figured out that with each latte taking around 44 seconds to prepare, Jobs would need to wait some 48-hours before picking up his 4,000 lattes.
It isn’t the only prank call that Jobs made in his lifetime however — when Jobs was in high school, he and Steve Wozniak famously tried to contact the Pope, with Wozniak pretending to be Henry Kissinger.
The expected movie about Apple’s Former CEO is heading through the final events in Jobs’ life. Latest scenes from the movie have highlighted the LSD experience in his life and the time spent at the Apple Garage. The places that have been used for the biopic are Los Altos, the place where Apple’s co-founder used to grew up. Now he will be shooting in Uttar Pradesh, Agra and Jharkhand.
Known actors involved in the biopic are Kevin Dunn – playing Apple’s chairman Gil Amelio, J.K. Simmons – playing Apple’s investor, Ahna O’Reilly – playing the role of Jobs’ girlfriend and also Arthur Rock, Giles Matthey, Elden Henson, Lenny Jacobson, and Victor Rasuk.
Now, it seems that the Jobs’ crew has reached India for filming the spiritual enlightenment period of his life. It’s stated that Steve Jobs has travelled to India in 1974 with his friend Reed in search of a sage Neem Karoli Baba (learning that he passed away) and afterwards to Hariakhan Baba.
Hariakhan Baba Maharaj is a Great One, said to have been alive for thousands of years, dwelling in various caves in the Himalayas, appearing sometimes among men to accomplish some particular goal but always watching over the welfare of mankind from the sidelines. Though many people saw him in both the 19th and the 20th century, his appearance was always that of a young man in early manhood.
His years spent in India overlap with his experience with LSD. Steve Jobs wanted to achieve spiritual enlightenment and India seemed the ideal place where that kind of state of being would be achieved. Not to mention that he shaved his head and wore Indian attire. In Indian Buddhist traditions, India is symbol of the centre of World that was regarded not as a physical place available for every man. Little things are known about his spiritual attempt but there are a few proofs from Pentagon about his experience with LSD, marijuana and hashish.
’It was a positive life changing experience for me and I am glad I went through that experience’.
‘I would ingest the LSD on a sugar cube or in a hard form of gelatin,’ he said. ‘I would usually take the LSD when I was by myself.’
Source: The Times Of India, Deathless Saint of the Himalayas
If we were to take a glance into Steve Jobs’ life, we could mention his impact in the world of technology and music industry. Apple’s former CEO has received the Grammy Special Merit Awards for the development of the iPod and iTunes, reinventing the world of music, not to mention the world of gadgets.
Steve Jobs came with the iPhone concept in 2007, turning out to be a total success. It seems that the iPad concept was not totally his idea, Bill Gates – former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft expressed his belief on the future tablets on an interview in 2007. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were asked about a device that they would rely on 5 years from that time. Microsoft’s chairman has stated that he would go for a “full screen device to carry around, doing more dramatically reading”; possessing “Voice and Ink” and in the end the user would manage to have a keyboard for typing.
In 2010, Apple’s former CEO has launched the first generation of tablet, namely iPad that was basically used for audio-visual media gathering books, movies, music, games, apps and so on and so forth. With Wi-Fi, multitouch display, onscreen keyboard and Siri voice for the future generation of iPad, Bill Gates’ idea of tablet seems to resemble with that of the iPad.
Although the previous version of iPhone, namely iPhone 4S was launched by Tim Cook, Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs was already involved in its development before dying. Steve Jobs had qualified designers that created the iPhone gadget, but it were his ideas and concepts that lead to the creation of the iPhone masterpiece.
Steve Jobs had a brilliant creative mind that managed to change the whole perspective over technology. Maybe his inspiration and creativity was expanded by the use of Narcotic intoxication with LSD, marijuana and hashish. Why he abused of narcotic intoxication is not quite known; maybe he wanted to grasp the Divine, achieve revelation and last but not least immortality.
“The best way I would describe the effect of the marijuana and the hashish is that it would make me relaxed and creative”
”It was a positive life changing experience for me and I am glad I went through that experience”
Pentagon proofs of Steve’s experience with LSD, marijuana and hashish
Arthur Rimbaud could be taken as a fair example for grasping Steve Jobs involvement with drugs. The 19th century French symbolist abused of Hashish and Absinthe for achieving an inner state that would bring revelations and secrets of the world. He believed that “le dérèglement de tous les sens” meaning the disorder of senses would reveal secrets beyond the human expectations, not to mention the philosophy of stone. Whether he attempted to grasp the Truth or simply free himself from daily issues he managed to come with creative ideas that finally turned out to lead to Apple gadgets.
Even though Steve Jobs had passed away, the next generation of iPhone could also be his plan, his concept. Such a brilliant mind like Apple’s former CEO has surely come with a lot of projects that have not yet seen daylight.
If we were to take a glance at the past, when the first iPhone was introduced, users were skeptical in what concerned the new touchscreen technology, the smartphone that did not possess a keyboard. Due to the fact that it did not have a keyboard and it was priced as the most expensive phone ($500) it was believed to be a failure. But as facts highlight it, the iPhone became a “living legend”!
Steve Jobs and Apple have created gadgets and operating systems the iMac, iPod, iPod Nano, iTunes, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, iOS and OS X Lion that are still chuckling over success.
Walter Isaacson has recently published a masterpiece for Harvard Business Review titled The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs.
Stated to be one of America’s great innovators, among Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Walt Disney, Apple’s former CEO came with support in industries like personal computing, animated movies, music, phones, digital publishing, tablet computing, retail stores and so on and so forth.
So I think the real lessons from Steve Jobs have to be drawn from looking at what he actually accomplished. I once asked him what he thought was his most important creation, thinking he would answer the iPad or the Macintosh. Instead he said it was Apple the company. Making an enduring company, he said, was both far harder and more important than making a great product. How did he do it? Business schools will be studying that question a century from now. Here are what I consider the keys to his success.
One of the last times I saw him, after I had finished writing most of the book, I asked him again about his tendency to be rough on people. “Look at the results,” he replied. “These are all smart people I work with, and any of them could get a top job at another place if they were truly feeling brutalized. But they don’t.”
Jobs was not only a master of design and marketing, but also corporate leadership. It was his leadership and desire to bring change that attracted some of the best and brightest individuals to his company. In fact, was so influential that many MBA and organizational leadership masters degree programs have taught case studies on him and his company.
Although everything about Apple is well kept under secret, it seems that latest news about the former Apple CEO and his experience with recreational drugs is not Top Secret anymore. Steve Jobs stated to Pentagon interviewers that he never used illegal narcotics or misused prescription drugs and that he used it for him or his friends and not distribute it in any way.
Today’s comic magazine highlights Steve Jobs’ experience with LSD, marijuana and hashish.
It seems that Ashton Kutcher is getting inside of Jobs’ part even better now thanks to the grown beard. Now the actor looks almost identical with the one that changed the whole perspective of technology and won a Grammy Trustees Award.
The movie focuses on Steve Jobs’ period from 1971 to 2000, when he returned to Apple after leaving the company in 1985. As far as we’re concerned, the movie will not highlight the way the devices are made or too much info from inside the Apple company but there would be scenes from his drug addiction period. Although everything about Apple is well kept under secret, it seems that the news about the former Apple CEO and his experience with recreational drugs is not Top Secret anymore.
‘I would ingest the LSD on a sugar cube or in a hard form of gelatin,’ he said. ‘I would usually take the LSD when I was by myself.’
Mark Hulme stated that Ashton loved his role from the moment he read the script. “The physical resemblance is actually scary … but he himself connects with this man in a very significant way. Of course he’s a big techie. He has a personal affinity to what Steve Jobs accomplished”. Ashton is a much more intense individual than a lot of his current roles represent. We are feeling convinced that he’s gonna nail this.”
The places that have been used for the biopic are Los Altos, the place where Apple’s co-founder used to grew up and in the original Apple garage.