The biography of Steve Jobs gives the idea of the work ethics that he followed during his tenure. He had a focused mind, that always ran one-step ahead in his life. He set priorities to work. He had the zeal to make a dent in this world. Apparently, he has done it, successfully. Everyone knows about the Apple revolution that he brought up to change the world but, very few know about the hard work, he blended with the vision and consistency to attain his dreams. Here are some unfathomable facts about Steve Jobs.
He was adopted.
He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. His biological mother was Joanne Schieble. She agreed for the adoption when Clara and Paul promised her to send Steve’s to school for education.
He started his first venture in 1971.
Steve Jobs was introduced to Steve Wozniak by Bill Fernandez. Jobs and Wozniak started their first venture by making a blue box which allowed them to make free long-distance calls.
He was a Zen Buddhist.
Jobs travelled to India for seven months in search of spiritual enlightenment. He meditated often and was a known pedestrian, who liked to eat fish but, not meat. He also liked to walk barefoot.
He was Vegan.
Steve Jobs was a vegan and mostly, relied on carrots that would change his face colour often to orange shade.
No furniture in the house.
He used to sleep on the mattress on the floor. For several days, he used to be without bathing and also carried a bad odour. This made him work at night when no one used to be around him.
Fired from the Apple.
He was fired from his own company, by the newly hired CEO, John Sculley. He wanted to invest more resources on the new computer Macintosh, that was not a financial success.
His perspective of life.
“When he was 17, he read a quote that went something like, “If you live each day as if it is your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” Jobs said, “It made an impression on him.” From then on, Jobs looked in the mirror each day and asked himself, if this were the last day of his life, would he want to spend it doing what he was about to do?
Way to perfection.
Steve Jobs never liked to listen “NO” from his employees. Whenever he asked them to make the changes in the product design, software or hardware, he used to refuse their work umpteenth time until he got the product made according to him.
He once betrayed his partner Steve Wozniak, who helped him in making circuit boards for Atari. Jobs told Wozniak that the payout was of 700 dollars giving him 350 dollars. In fact, the payout was of 5000 dollars from the Atari.
He is buried in an unmarked grave.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. He tried natural alternative healing, such as becoming a vegan, acupuncture and even tried herbal remedies. Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto with his family at his side. His final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”