A handwritten job application by Steve Jobs in 1973 will be put up for sale at an online auction, after being acquired three years ago for $ 175,000.
The text shows Jobs' responses to a job application, in which highlights his experience with computers and calculators and his special skills in electronic technology and as a design engineer.
Steve Jobs lists Reed College as address in the questionnaire. In addition, he clarifies that he has a driving license and when he asks if he has a means of transportation, he answers “possible, but not probable.”
The application is dated 1973, the year he dropped out of Reed College, where he attended class only six months, and later as a listener. This occurred before he joined Atari, where he began working in 1974 on creating Breakout. It is precisely at Atari that Jobs met Steve Wozniak, with whom he founded Apple, in 1976.
The application sheet stands out for its good state of preservation, as pointed out by Charterfields, despite some wrinkles, stains and the piece of tape stuck at the top.
The online auction will begin on February 24, coinciding with Jobs' birthday, and will end a month later. This same sheet had previously been purchased at another auction in 2018, for $ 175,000. To participate, the information is on the page of Charterfields
Steve Jobs, the man who thought outside the box
Steve Jobs is a person who always generates interest and even fascination for his followers. He was entrepreneurial, creative and marked a before and after with the launch of the iPhone. It was the beginning of smartphones and everything that came with it: the immediacy and the possibility of having “everything” in one place: the office, social life, the news, etc.
How did you manage to think outside of the box and always be active? It was surely a sum of things including discipline, commitment to their work and ability. But in addition to all this, there was a certain routine that helped him stay focused and that his brain was always young and active. What is it about? He meditated.
Jobs turned to mindfulness meditation techniques, which have already been accepted by neuroscience, and some of their beneficial effects are concentrating for longer periods, staying calm when under pressure, and managing related stress
According to an article by writer and speaker Geoffrey James for business magazine, Inc., Jobs did not know that meditation could cause the brain to slow down or even reverse the process of aging. He only practiced it, because it allowed him to remain calm, in addition to that, according to the Apple co-founder, it helped him to be a better manager.
A study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the School of Medicine of Massachusetts Harvard University found that meditating for 30 minutes a day for eight weeks helped reverse mental decline by having effects on the brain. ro as thickening the posterior cingulate, which increases focus and self-confidence, as well as thickening the left hippocampus, with which emotions are regulated, as well as learning and memory.