Steve Jobs' India Sojourn: The 1974 Trip That Changed The Apple Co-Founder's Life
Feb 24, 2020, 6:27 PM IST
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs came to India as a teenager in search of enlightenment. He returned disappointed, following a brush with dysentery and a near mob thrashing after he protested at being sold watered-down buffalo milk. But the trip did mark a turning point in his life. In his own words, Steve Jobs says, "Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a cultural shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don't use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That's had a big impact on my work."