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  1. Introduction.
  2. Brief biography of Steve Jobs: Part one.
    1. Early years, Steve Jobs and apple, Jobs' other projects and Jobs returns to apple.
  3. Brief biography of Steve Jobs: Part two.
    1. A charismatic leader.
  4. Steve jobs's ideas and leadership.
    1. Brand fanaticism and radical customer devotion.
    2. Steve Jobs' transformational leadership.
    3. Perfectionism, egoism and creating, killing products.
    4. Trust in success and the chosen strategy.
    5. The way Steve Jobs considered by his employees.
    6. The creation of Apple and NextStep develop Steve Jobs's managing skills.
  5. Conclusion.
  6. References.

The aim of this assignment is to consider the leadership style of the Apple's CEO Steve Jobs through the analysis of the articles and works connected with his business activity. Steve Jobs is the current CEO and co-founder of Apple, Inc. Steve Jobs also was the CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar until the animation studio was acquired by Disney in 2006. However, Jobs is currently on the board of directors at Disney, and is the company's largest individual share holder. Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and was put up for adoption at birth. His adopted parents named him Steven Paul Jobs, and grew up just south of his birthplace in Cupertino, California. After attending local, Homestead High School, Jobs enrolled Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after only one semester. In 1974, Jobs moved back to California and shortly after went on a spiritual journey to India. Soon after returning home, Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computers.

[...] This idea is also supported by Young (2005), who writes about Jobs not paying attention to any side opinions, which come in the form of marketing research and financial indices, but he always relied on his feel and intuition in developing products and deciding what product will be popular among his customers. The present assignment has been designed for the discussion of the relevant leadership ideas, based on the example of the Apple's CEO Steve Jobs, who is supposed to be one of the most prominent leaders in the US business circles. [...]

[...] III/ Steve jobs' ideas and leadership Steve Jobs is often called Silicon valley pioneer and the author of unique leadership ideas In order to understand the leadership style of Steve Jobs and the core ideas and steps which led his Apple company to this success through the period while he has been and stays its CEO, it will be appropriate to start the discussion with one of Job's quotations, which may shed the light on his leadership characteristics and define the direction in which the discussion will go: ?Innovation distinguishes between the leader and the follower?. [...]

[...] This assignment examines in detail the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers leading Information Technology company) and Pixar leading US animation studio). Steve's role in shaping the computer industry through Apple's revolutionary products and a few 'unconventional' business practices has been explored in detail. The case also discusses the aspects of Steve's personality that were appreciated by many businessmen and industry leaders. The ups and downs in Steve's career graph and the way in which he overcame the obstacles are discussed in detail. [...]

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