Steve Jobs, the man whose company changed how we use Personal Computers passed away recently. After his death, Walter Isaacson published his Biography to the world. The biography being an inspirational book for all is on sale at Amazon and many other sites. The biography has many unknown facts of his life. As you all know about his Motivational speeches, The Stanford speech being the most popular one, His biography will be the same. Both inspirational and motivational.
Below are excerpts from the book, written by Walter Isaacson, relating to Apple and Jobs’ sometimes stormy, often difficult relationship with Silicon Valley, partners and rivals, and how Jobs communicated his key business beliefs.
Excerpts from the Book
Jobs’ Resignation as CEO –
Jobs was wheeled into a board meeting on August 24, 2011, the day he handed Apple’s reins to Tim Cook. As Jobs’ health deteriorated, he wrestled with the decision for weeks, discussing it with his wife, board member Bill Campbell, design chief Jonathan Ive and attorney George Riley.
When he finally made up his mind, arrangements were made to have him driven to 1 Infinite Loop and wheeled into the boardroom as secretly as possible. “One of the things I wanted to do for Apple was to set an example of how do you transfer power right,” Jobs told Isaacson. He added later that evening that his hope was to remain as active as his health allowed.
Making an Enemy out of Google Inc –
“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google, you f* ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off.’ Grand theft. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this,” Jobs told Isaacson the week after the suit was filed.
“They are scared to death, because they know they are guilty. Outside of Search, Google’s products — Android, Google Docs — are shit.” Schmidt met with Jobs for coffee days later, but Jobs remained enraged and nothing was resolved.
“We’ve got you red-handed,” Jobs told Schmidt. “I’m not interested in settling. I don’t want your money, If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android.”
On Apple’s Integrated Approach –
“We do these things not because we are control freaks,” he said. Addressing users’ concerns, he said: “They are busy doing whatever it is they do best, and they want us to do what we do best. Their lives are crowded; they have other things to do than think about how to integrate their computers and devices.” “Look at the results — Android’s a mess …. We do it not to make money. We do it because we want to make great products, not crap like Android.”
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