Visionary Steve Jobs

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Visionary Steve Jobs

By: Ed Velasquis

October, 2012

I. Introduction
A. My paper is about a leader in my field of study that helped revolutionize our current technological age. B. The Leader that I have chosen is Steve Jobs
C. The purpose for this paper is to help me (and others who read it) learn more about what were Steve Jobs’ contributions and leadership skill-sets in the technology industry. D. My main ideas:

a. Early life.
b. Beginnings of his career.
c. The evolution of Apple.
d. Establishing and leading Pixar.
e. Returning and re-invigorating Apple.
f. A master visionary.

II. Leader in my field of study - Steve Jobs
A. I chose Steve Jobs as my leader in my field of study because he was a visionary that help start and lead one of the biggest companies in our global economic market. a. He has helped in developments of software, hardware and movies that impact the lives of many people on a daily basis. B. Mr. Jobs was instrumental in changing the way we watch TV shows and movies, listen to music, read books and use of cell phones. He also allowed for the combination of receiving all this data in one median such as the iPhone. (Cited from: Yukari Iwatani Kane; Fowler, Geoffrey A. Wall Street Journal [New York, N.Y.] 06 Oct 2011: A.1. and Finnie, Scot. Computerworld[pic]45. 19[pic] (Oct 24, 2011): 40.)

III. Characteristics of an effective leader
A. Successful succession planning, humility and determination, face & solve problems, give clear direction, have a sense of humor and is customer focused. (Cited from: Murray, Alan. Wall Street Journal (Online) [New York, N.Y] 28 Jan 2010: n/a.)

Able to engage other people in the work of the organization, and finding a way to...
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