Eminent Speech Story Arc

My Eminent Person: Steve Jobs

Exposition: Introducing Jobs, started Apple computer in 1976 with Wozniak, huge success


Conflict: Next few Apple products had severe design flaws


Rising Action #1: IBM surpasses Apple in sales


Rising Action #2: Apple releases Macintosh in 1984, but despite positive sales, it’s not IBM compatible


Rising Action #3: CEO John Sculley thinks that Jobs is hurting Apple


Climax: Steve Jobs was fired from Apple


Falling Action #1: Steve Jobs created NeXT Inc, and also purchased an animation company that later became Pixar from George Lucas.


Falling Action #2: Pixar was very successful, netting $4 billion whereas NeXT wasn’t doing so well.
Resolution: Apple bought NeXT in 1996 and Steve Jobs returned as CEO of Apple

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