Meet ... Steve Jobs

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Born in 1955, Steve Jobs is the one who founded the company Apple Inc., behind the popular products iPad, iPhone and iMac, among others. Although he left us in 2011, Apple continues its electronics revolution by developing products that are advanced and distinctive. 

Following the announcement of Steve Jobs' death on October 5, 2011, tributes poured in from around the world. From heads of state and elected officials to presidents of competing companies, including entertainment personalities, many have hailed the extraordinary career and brilliant ideas of Steve Jobs, whose destiny is intimately linked to Apple. He was behind the creation of many products that have changed the habits of millions of people, such as the iPhone or more recently the iPad tablet.

“Born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955, Steve Jobs suffered from serious health problems for several years. He was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.

Source: New Observer

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The following activities will allow 3rd cycle primary and secondary students to learn more about his career, the successes of the Apple company and this key concept for the businessman: “Failure is part of success”.

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