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The Core Of Apple Steps Down
August 25, 2011
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By now, you've probably heard - Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple. Health problems could be behind the move - in his resignation letter he says, "I have always said if ever there came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."

Jobs' career is the stuff of legend in the corporate world. When he returned to Apple in 1997, the company was struggling. As he leaves, Apple has bigger financial reserves than the U.S. government, and was recently valued higher than Exxon Mobile on the global market.

Not bad for a guy who started his career building computers by hand with his buddy in his parents' spare bedroom. It's enough to make us feel kind of bad about our own accomplishments.

But don't despair: even the greatest mogul had to start somewhere. If you feel constricted by black turtlenecks, can't seem to keep your hair neatly cropped, and get the urge to vomit before speaking in public, this video might offer you some hope:

And here's George interviewing Steve's old partner in computer revolution, Steve Wozniak: (Link 6)

And finally, if you want to trace the road from average computer programmer with awesome mustache to world's most powerful CEO, there's a pretty great photo gallery here.

A quick look at Steve through the ages:

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