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New bible for starbuck loungers - April 11, 2011, 11:14 AM

I'm pretty positive when this book comes out, that everyone in starbucks will be reading this on their $800 paperweight... err i mean ipad.

Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Coming in 2012 - GalleyCat

in short, he has been studied by biographer Walter Isaacson who wrote biographies for Einstein, Ben Franklin and Henry Kissinger. Who interviewed his (Steve Jobs') family, colleagues and others for the last three years.

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Can't wait to jailbreak it.

...oh wait.

I'm sure as soon as he releases this version of the book, 6 months later he'll just come out with the "S" version with extra content for another $50 more.

... oh wait.



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Love him or hate him, you have to admit he brought a multimillion dollar company back from its death throes in the late nineties and early 2000s and turned it into a multibillion dollar juggernaut. Takes a special kind of mind to be able to accomplish that.


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Thought this dude was on the brink of death or something? Seems he's better if he's got a book coming out. Good on him, even if he is a communist, his company does very well. God bless Murrica.
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Love him or hate him, you have to admit he brought a multimillion dollar company back from its death throes in the late nineties and early 2000s and turned it into a multibillion dollar juggernaut. Takes a special kind of mind to be able to accomplish that.
Oh, let's not get it wrong here. I respect his mind. He's got a special kind of insight and vision that you only see once in a generation. Nearly everything he touched with the exception of NeXT and Newton, turned to gold.
Then you have what he did with Apple > Pixar > Apple again. You don't see that often with any CEO. They usually have one good reign at one company then do mediocre for the remainder of their career.

I read the other day Google's founders originally wanted him as the CEO but instead of Erik, but he turned them down. However, he didn't mentor them a bit and opened the door to his inner circle of advisers.



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Oh, let's not get it wrong here. I respect his mind. He's got a special kind of insight and vision that you only see once in a generation. Nearly everything he touched with the exception of NeXT and Newton, turned to gold.
Then you have what he did with Apple > Pixar > Apple again. You don't see that often with any CEO. They usually have one good reign at one company then do mediocre for the remainder of their career.

Same here. There is a lot of respect for what he has accomplished.

Even more amazing is how apple doesn't even have to promote their products: their customers do. Even if Apple didn't spend money on advertising when the new ipad 2 came out and it would still make impressive sales. However, if somebody else came out with a new version of their equivalent product without advertisement very few people would ever be aware of it.

That's probably one of the greatest achievements a CEO could ever receive besides another couple million in his/her pocket.


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Love him or hate him, you have to admit he brought a multimillion dollar company back from its death throes in the late nineties and early 2000s and turned it into a multibillion dollar juggernaut. Takes a special kind of mind to be able to accomplish that.

Um, if I remember correctly, he wasn't the only one saving them. I could have sworn that Microsoft bought a large portion of the weak stock at that time, so that they could keep them afloat and hopefully avoid some of that anti-trust lawsuit for monopolizing the market. Part of the deal was that Microsoft allow Apple to use Microsoft Office, which was part of Apple's downfall in the first place.

Though I would love to give him credit on benefitting from obsolence, I'm not a fan, as it is pretty wasteful (especially computer products which require a lot of breaking down to recycle).

Anywho, he is more of a figure head at this point, his people come up with the cool stuff. In a way, he's role isn't any different than the Queen of Englands, haha.


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