Steve Jobs was removed from the company he started.
He and his partner started Apple in his parents garage when he was 20. They worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of them in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees.
After all that work, when he had just turned 30, he got fired. You might wonder how can you get fired from a company you started. Well, as Apple grew they hired someone who Jobs thought was very talented to run the company with him.
But then their visions of the future began to diverge and eventually they had a falling out. When that happened, the Board of Directors sided with him.
However, he stayed strong and managed to return to Apple and created several iconic products, including the iPod, iPhone and iPad, which have changed the face of consumer technology forever.
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”