The Steve Jobs I Knew | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
That Apple's Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times. But there was a more personal side of Steve Jobs, of course, and I was fortunate enough to see a bit of it.

 

That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple’s CEO in August. He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or a Henry Ford, and set the mold for many other corporate leaders in many other industries.


He did what a CEO should: Hired and inspired great people; managed for the long term, not the quarter or the short-term stock price; made big bets and took big risks. He insisted on the highest product quality and on building things to delight and empower actual users, not intermediaries like corporate IT directors or wireless carriers. And he could sell. Man, he could sell.


Via Mike Sansone