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Jobs almost became a Buddhist monk.


Jobs almost became a Buddhist monk.

In 1974 Jobs traveled to India to stay at the Neem Karoli ashram, seeking spiritual enlightenment.

Unfortunately, upon his arrival, he had learned of Neem Karoli’s death the previous year, so he altered his trip.

Instead, he headed to the ashram of Haidakhan Babaji, where he spent seven months before returning to the US.

Jobs started to practice Zen Buddhism, which became a huge part of his life.

At one point, he considered becoming a monk at Eihei-Ji in Japan

Way back in 1983 when Apple was in its initial struggling days, Steve Jobs was convincing John Sculley to join Apple. Sculley was back then a successful businessman who had helped Pepsi turn losses into profits in just a few years

Although Jobs did convince him to get onboard after telling him the iconic line “do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me change the world?”, the next 2 years were full of rifts between Jobs and Sculley (who also served as Apple’s CEO from 1983-1993), and Apple’s board too decided to take Sculley’s side, which meant forcing out Jobs in the year 1985. However, Jobs did return to Apple as CEO in 1997.

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