Gopher-preneur book of the month, Oct '05
iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act
By Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon
Have you ever used an Apple computer? Have you ever listened to an iPod? Have you ever watched the computer animated movie 'The Incredibles?' If you said yes to any of these three questions, your life has been effected by Steve Jobs.
In 1976 Steve cofounded Apple computers at the age of 21. This led him to his first million. He was worth over ten million by the end of his twenties. Today he is worth over a billion dollars.
Along the way Steve changed the way we listen and purchase music by creating the iPod. His online music store iTunes is the most popular music store on the internet. He changed the way movies were made, by creating entire animated movies with computers. He bought a small computer animation company from George Lucas (creator of Star Wars) and turned it into a powerhouse Hollywood studio. His company Pixar has created such hits as "Toy Story", "A Bug's Life", "Finding Nemo", and "The Incredibles."
Your business could one day be as big as his. How you ask? Well read the book. Learn what he did. Read about the successes he has had and the mistakes he made. Apply what you learn to your business. You can do it!