What a great story: A young startup founder before the word ‘start-up’ became cool, gets ousted from his own company in the 80s; makes a return in the 90s. The youth survives the following 10 years of near death experiences. Then gets into a securities-law scandal, runs a product lineup and also battles an unpleasant demeanour of his own self. This man sets everything else aside to become one of the greatest visionaries of his generation, a dominant personality in four big industries, a billionaire and of course the CEO of the most valuable company in the world of technology. This is not out of a Hollywood story, this is the saga of the man whose outsizing impact, made a superlative out of everything he touched. The impact of his ideas was so much that it radically and lucratively created a revolution in the markets of smartphones, music, movies and of course computing.
People may call him a showman, a natural salesman, a tyrannical perfectionist or maybe a magician who can distort the reality of any field, yet the truth of the matter is he turned back four industries, which the greatest of the world have been able to turn just one with maximum effort. But make no mistake he was indeed all about business. He was one of those rare businessmen, who did not care about what the customer wants, rather used to make products which the consumer will use. Fortunately or unfortunately, Jobs was at the helm of Apple until his death, and it maybe a different company now, yet people can’t help but wonder, what would it be if Jobs was still around. Jobs did not give too many interviews, as most of his interviews from D Conference-All things digital. Here are a few interviews of him which show us what a great visionary he was. Get inspired:
When Steve Jobs talks all things iPhone:
The greats (Steve Jobs and Bill Gates) together reminiscing about the start of the computing revolution:
His advice of ‘letting it slide’, and his vision right before his death:
Jobs’ interview from way back in 1990:
These are just a few of his public appearances, which he made at All things Digital. In 2003, he predicted the upcoming smartphone boom and in 2010, even before his death, his motivation was spot on. Do you think the world can give birth to another visionary like him? Write to us in the comments.