The real Jobs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Salgud, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Salgud

    Salgud Guest

    Excellent article on Jobs history with Apple, both the good and the bad.
    And a reasonably neutral view of the man himself, neither hero or goat,
    but a very flawed visionary.

    The final paragraph sums the man up well.

    "The lesson of Jobs’s ouster and redemption is twofold. First, never
    count anyone out — certainly not anyone as determined and intelligent as
    Jobs. In pulling off one of the greatest second acts in American
    business, he has not merely confounded his critics, he has induced mass
    amnesia. Second, savor authenticity. The Jobs who led the Macintosh crew
    in 1984 was self-centered, imperious, arrogant, unyielding, and flawed
    in myriad other ways — but more importantly, he had genuine passion and
    the crucial ability to instill it in others. This made him far more
    compelling and ultimately more successful than the string of
    glossy-tongued managers who followed. Rough edges, it turns out, are
    there for a reason."
    Salgud, Aug 25, 2011
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