Adieu Steve Jobs. You paved the way!
In 1996, Apple's newly appointed CEO, Gil Amelio, was looking for new software to replace the old and bloated Mac OS. He eventually chose Steve’s NEXTSTEP( the company he formed after he was kicked out of Apple). Apple paid $400 million to acquire NeXT, and Steve was back to the company that had thrown him out a decade earlier. His official title was that of “informal adviser to the CEO". When Amelio announced Apple’s losses of $700 million for the first quarter of 1997, the board decided to get rid of him. Steve Jobs organized a board coup and was named interim CEO of Apple in July 1997. He immediately started an extensive review of the whole company, cutting the number of projects from hundreds to a dozen. The number of hardware products would be cut down to just four. He also made a shocking announcement at Macworld Boston in August: Apple would be teaming up with its arch-rival Microsoft, in a deal that would put an end to interminable patent disputes.Steve Jobs led Apple to profitability in 6 months. Disruptive innovation with ipod, the MAC and then the ipad; no one else could've done what Steve Jobs did! Hats off to the greatest innovator of our times. And here's a link to celebrate the man who made our lives interesting! Top 10 Unforgettable Steve Jobs Videos. You made History!