Signed Steve Jobs Apple Award: “Have the courage....”
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs had a vision for the personal computer that sparked the PC revolution and ultimately made Apple an icon of American business.
In 1975, 20-year-old Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate some startup capital, Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.
After a redesign of the Apple I they introduced the Apple II in 1977, the first personal computer with color graphics and a keyboard. The Apple II revolutionized the the business of Computers and turned Apple into a powerhouse for the next few years.
However In 1985, After slow sales, and disagreements with Apples’ Board, Steve was forced out of the company that he had started.
After leaving Apple, he started another computer company(NeXT), that eventually failed, he also purchased a graphics company that was hemorrhaging money and looked as if it was going to also fail, people started to count Steve Jobs out. Jobs surprised everyone when he pulled off the comeback of the Century though, when he was rehired at Apple in 1996 and introduced the iMac and the iPod and eventually the iPhone and iPad that have revolutionized business and has made Apple the most successful company in the world. His fledgling graphics company Pixar, became a film powerhouse, releasing hit movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Cars.
Steve Jobs pulled off the biggest comeback in business history. His story has inspired generations of entrepreneurs everywhere.
Steve Jobs was notorious for not signing autographs and his signature has become scarce and highly sought after. The seven signatures sold at auction over the last six years all rest in private collections. There are no known authenticated signatures available for purchase anywhere in the world today.
This rare early Apple Computer ten-year award, presented in the year 2000, has a colorful Apple Logo featured at the top. It has been displayed in a way so that it reads, “continue to believe, as we do, that the journey in itself is the best reward." At the bottom it has been hand signed by Steve, in black felt tip pen, "Steve Jobs."
Next to this document is our favorite photo of Steve Jobs in black and white and below both the photo and the signed document, and centered on the bottom of the page, reads one of Steve Jobs’s most thought provoking and inspiring quotes,
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
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