For The Love Of Steve Jobs: 6 Facts You Need To Know

Can you picture Steve Jobs as a Monk? Or a French poet? Would you believe me if I said he loved Gardening so much that he made it a hobby? Or what if I said Steve Jobs’ favourite holiday was Halloween, and he used to go all out with the costumes and decoration?

From 8 to 80, anybody who has ever read about the revolution in the technology industry knows the name of the legendary Steve Jobs. The co-founder of one of the most popular brands, Apple, Jobs is more than just an inspiration to a generation of innovators.
Did you know, Sunday, October 16, 2011, was declared Steve Jobs Day by the governor of California, Jerry Brown.
Think you know Steve Jobs? Keep reading to be surprised!
1. HIS LOVE FOR COLOURS

Would you believe me if I said that the last picture was the very first logo of Apple? It was designed by Ronald Wayne in 1976, who just happened to be a third co-founder of Apple. The logo included Issac Newton, on the verge of his discovery of gravity, sitting under an apple tree.

The logo also included a quote from the renowned English poet, William Wordsworth “Newton… a mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought.”
Although just a year later, tired of it’s old-fashioned look, Jobs hired a new graphic designer to create the iconic design we see in all Apple products today.
2. HE DREAMT OF BECOMING SOMETHING ELSE

While he has inspired many on their journey towards technological success, Jobs originally wanted to become a Buddhist monk or a poet in France. He was so interested in the whole idea, that from a mere age of 17, he started saving up money for his impending trip to India.
Having reached there, he began the search for spiritual guidance from Neem Karoli Baba, at his Kainchi Ashram. He spent 7 months in India, trekking to remote Ashrams, acquiring sacred knowledge and experimenting with his life.
When he came back; he was a changed man. He had shaved his head and only wore traditional Indian clothes for a few months.
In fact, he had a phase where he had no money on him. He used to live off ‘Prasad’ from the local Hare Krishna temple. With Steve Jobs net worth being more than $10 billion, he surely never had to see those days again.
Did you know? Jobs, remained a practitioner of Zen Buddhism for the rest of his life?
3. AND THE MOST SIMPLE MAN AWARD GOES TO….


Steve Jobs, with a net worth of $10.2 billion. He was considered as one of the most simplistic men in the industry. Not only for the fact that he paid himself an annual salary of $1 but also because of his iconic dressing style.
Pairing a Black turtleneck by Issey Miyake, Levi's 501s, and New Balance 991 sneakers. It is said that Jobs owned more than 100 of these outfits in his lifetime.

Steve Jobs quotes, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
To top it all, he used to wait in line in the Apple cafeteria, just like the others.
A man of simple taste, Gardening was his hobby. Often he used to proudly present it to visitors.
4. NOT AN EASY MAN TO WORK WITH

Although simple in his ways, he used to be a tough and strict boss.
Guy Kawaski, an employee who had worked with Jobs, mentioned in Quora, “Working for Steve Jobs wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pleasant. He demanded excellence and kept you at the top of your game—or you were gone. I wouldn’t trade my experience working for him for any job I’ve ever had.”
5. WHY DOES THE APPLE LOGO HAVE A BITE YOU ASK?

To differentiate it from a tomato or a cherry or any round shaped fruits. Easy reason right? Although one might add, the occasional wordplay of bite/byte, from the world of computers. It is that logo that leads the company through thicks and thins to make it one of the most recognized brands in today’s world. Starting from a multicolour logo, Jobs wanted it to look more modern and sleek, and that’s where the Monochrome logo comes from.
6. HE WAS A DEVIL....IN DETAILS

Although a college dropout, Jobs, took audited classes year-round.
One such class was a calligraphy course, which he quotes, “was instrumental in the future Apple products’ attention to typography and font.”
If that didn’t convince you, this will. On a random iPhone check, Jobs observed that the second ‘O’ in Google, had the wrong shade of yellow, and looked bad on the screen. He immediately called the former Vice President of Google, Vic Gundotra, and asked him to fix it.
He also created a special and dedicated team behind the emotions and excitement of opening a package of Apple Products. Attention to Detail was always crucial to him.
A MAN WHO CREATED THE FUTURE
“My first encounter with him resulted in a row, in front of customers for instance. What I found cool about him though, is that it never was personal. I vividly remember on that first day we met, after our spat, we bumped into each other outside the office. Both of us got some air and we sat down next to each other and talked about fatherhood. And life and the joy of being alive.”, said Jan Roskott, former founder of a tech company.
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