Steve Jobs February 1955 - October 2011

Team 3

Jae Won Cheong, Chi Efobi, Jennifer Millner, Jacob Noordzy,

Rebecca Park, Kara Sangree


  • Very Successful businessman
  • Faced extreme failure yet bounced back
  • Iconic look and innovation - "Think Different"
  • Not Traditional

Who was "Jobs"?

  • CEO & Co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • Founder of Pixar
  • He was adopted and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dropped out of college after six months
  • Travel to India for Zen Buddhism
  • Apple
  1. Revenue 215.6 billion dollars in 2015
  2. 710.8 billion dollars of net worth in 2015
  • Award
  1. Most Powerful businessman by Fortune in 2007
  2. Grammy Trustees Award in 2012 in Music Industry
  3. Disney Legend
"Think Different"

Leadership Development

His personality as an leader
  • Simplicity Vs Complexity
  • “He was the most passionate leader one could hope for, a motivating force without parallel,” Steven Levy
  • Product excellence - elegant design & simplicity for products
  • Age and Experience - continual improvement

Ethical Challenges

  • Autocratic leader and very goal oriented. A micro manager

"Man is the creator of change in this world. As such, he should be above systems and structures, and not subordinate to them.".

  • ethical in his approach business. "Humility" and Let go from Apple in 1985
  • Stood for what he believed in through and through but still left room for counsel
  • Towards end of his life, understand the need for help and trust in people
  • Valued in people more than money

Biblical Integration

  • Proverbs 3:26

"For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught."

  • Romans 12:2

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong”


  • "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me.
  • Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me"
  • He was an ethical business leader


  1. Should Steve Jobs' personal life have an effect on how he is viewed ethically, when it comes to business?
  2. Which the information that we have presented today, do you feel that Jobs is ethically moral? Why or why not?


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