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Steve Jobs was a visionary, a brilliant innovator who reshaped entire industries by the force of his will, a genius at giving consumers not only what they wanted, but what they didn’t yet know they wanted.


He was also a world-class asshole.

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Be a Jerk: The Worst Business Lesson from the Steve Jobs Biography

Apple’s founder and CEO could be a cruel and nasty guy. He was also the greatest chief executive of our time. Don’t go thinking those two things are related.

(via theatlantic)

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Think Different

“Here’s to the crazy ones.” The words are familiar. They were spoken by Richard Dreyfuss in an iconic Apple ad. This version, narrated by Steve Jobs, never aired.

It’s hard to argue that Apple’s “Think Different” campaign wasn’t one of the most masterful pieces of myth-making ever.

danielholter:

Steve Jobs’ Think Different Tribute Video

made by Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo

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"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

Barack Obama (via blasko)

I don’t want to Jobs-porn tonight.  But this is perfect.

danielholter:

minimalmac:

You can read his history anywhere. Everyone is writing about him now. So instead I’m going to tell you about the first time I met Tim Cook and why, from that day forward, I have never once worried about Apple post-Steve Jobs.

Great piece.

GREAT piece.

What they said.

newsweek:

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. In a letter to the board, he writes, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Above, we’ve pulled three Newsweek covers of the visionary Apple co-founder from over the years.

Oh shit