Steve Wozniak And Steve Jobs

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Apple Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs created Apple with very little money and a whole lot of determination. The two men had met while working at Hewlett Packard over the summer break when Jobs was in high school, Wozniak in college. In order to gain capital to get the company started, Jobs sold his van for $1500, and Wozniak sold his financial calculator for $250. Jobs who was part owner of a farm came up with the name. Apple Computers were incorporated in 1977. By 1980, the company was a publicly traded magnet. This was the biggest public offering in over 20 years. In 1985, Jobs was forced out of the company that he had helped to create by Apple’s Board of Directors, who were tired of his erratic behavior which had made him the man that he was. The same year, Wozniak also left because he felt that upper management wanted to take the company into new directions and his efforts were being wasted. Jobs and Wozniak both had continued successes after leaving Apple. In 1996 after three Chief Executive Officers (CEO) and Apple was practically broke, Jobs was asked to return as CEO and he accepted. The company that Jobs created after Apple was now a part of the company. His longtime friend and partner Wozniak returned only as an advisor and shareholder (Finkle & Mallin, 2010). Always on the cutting edge of technology, Apple designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a long line of products and services. Apple computers were just the beginning for the…

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