"If you don't share the same vision, GET OUT!"
"It's not my job to be nice to people, it is my job to make them better."
"Look at the computer and say, we are going to do it differently."
"No matter what you dream of, you can do it."
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, those who have no respect for the status quo, the ones who see things differently, they are not fond of rules, you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things, they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."-Steve Jobs
Don't listen to any bad reviews or bad ratings about the new biopic "Jobs" starring Ashton Kutcher as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs. It is very good!
Now I don't know enough about the late Steve Jobs to fact check to know if the film accurately depicted his life, however, the story the film DID tell, made a fantastic eccentric man with a vision demands the best from his employees, struggles with relationships and friendships, faces obstacles, deals with demons, hits bottom, is stolen from, and finally attains the credit and respect he deserves, making it to the top, type of film.
The film opens with Steve Jobs up in front of the classroom at an Apple Town Hall staff meeting in 2001 as he is proudly showing off the new music playing gadget that can fit in your pocket and can hold up to 1,000 songs, the ipod.
Yes, yes, we all know what an ipod is NOW, however, this film shows you the struggles it took for this visionary thought leader to make it to that podium in 2001. He attested that "computers will make your life easier, and that there is no limit to what they can do."
Flashback to 1974, Steve is in college, Cat Stevens, "Peace Train" is playing and his college professor is trying to help him figure out what he should do with his life. When the professor suggests he become an electrician, Steve replies, "Why would I want to be something as forgettable as become an electrician?"
It is clear that Steve was a hippie, had a couple of girlfriends, was unable to get along well with others in the workplace, and unable to work for others. You soon realize that you were dealing with a control freak, but as his life progresses in the movie, you see why he was the way he was and what demons he was battling.
Talented and a visionary, he and a friend go out on their own, and brainstorm the Apple brand name, and home computer. Cold calling for sales, he becomes stressed out, feels he is at his wits end, when suddenly, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, while in his personal life, an obstacle.
Watch how although he is on a shooting rocket headed straight to Mars, it did not come easy. There were constant struggles interpersonally, financially, and emotionally, and how one man refused to quit, or let anyone stand in his way, no matter how difficult things became.