Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Bolicious, Feb 8, 2005.
I guess "mere mortals" is Jobs' new catchphrase... he must've said it 11ytbillion times at MWSF this year
btw cool article... Jobs interviews are always interesting IMO
I've talked to people who have worked at Apple in the past and they've all told me horror stories about how Jobs can be very difficult to work with; i.e. firing people with little to no reason, and needing to be involved in even the smallest details of production and design. Despite his supposed eccentricities though, he's no doubt done wonders for that company.
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I love Steve Jobs just as much as the next person, but I heard he isn't that pleasent of a guy.
My buddy got a job as a Genius and went out to Cuppertino for training....one of the rules there is "don't talk to Steve unless he talks to you first."
What do you expect from an ex-hippy, vegan?
I've heard similar stories. Basically he sounds exactly like my boss. Always wants the impossible with impossible deadlines and if you come up with a great idea, he will act like it was his. My #1,2 nd 3 reasons for looking for a new job right now.
he's an asshole but at the end of the day he's responsible for an awesome company
...took him a while though...
For that I blame microsoft!
He really has no one to blame but himself. He does/did let his ego get in his way at times. Possibly he was and still is ahead of his time. Maybe, now that it appears he answers to no one at Apple, he is finally showing what he can do given enough rope.
Personally, I like him and I like the vision that he has.
and don't forget, there were several years when he was not at apple at all.
but also remember when he came back it was with the release of one of the most important computers for Apple....the original iMac.
don't worry. i remember it well. i told an old professor of mine to buy AAPL stock as soon as i started seeing the rumors about the iMac everwhere. he bought on my tip and split the profits with me when he had to sell several months after the iMacs were released. i told him to buy again when the iPod came out, but he didn't have the funds to buy much athe time, which is a bummer because AAPL was around $13 when i told him to buy again and closed over $80 today.
It was at $67 a month ago. Damn, I really need to star investing.
I remember telling my parents I wanted them to buy some stock on my behalf back then (I was under 18 but wanted something if I could manage it) and they didn't let me that was pre-iMac