September, 2018

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Steve Jobs and the comeback power he demonstrated (Excerpt)

“…One of the classic comeback powers in the world, next to Lazarus who came back from the dead after staying four days in the grave, was demonstrated by the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. He was fired from his own company by the Board in 1985. Here is what he said about the incidence: “I was out — and very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating. I was a very public failure.”

This knock out punch was a huge setback. It staggered Jobs for a while. He recounted, “I even thought about running away from the valley… [But] I decided to start over… It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

Following his firing, in the next 12 years, Jobs persisted while experiencing one of the toughest setbacks of his life. While taking this long walk, he resolved to outlast the setback. He also continued to do what he loved to do. He kept going. Besides, he was developing a comeback power while he was in the ‘valley of life’.

Jobs finally rejoined Apple in 1997 as its CEO. Since he did his homework while he was away from ‘home’, when he returned he saved the company from downward spiral and decline. He transformed it and finally made it one of the most valuable companies in the world…”

The above excerpt is taken from the Introduction part of Unchain Your Greatness (p. 124).

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