COMMENTARY: For whatever it's worth, Apple iTunes has been trying to get me to upgrade it for at least a year and I have hit the QUIT button each time. Don't get me wrong. I love products that "people lust for" and are "magical."
Steve's Digital Hub Strategy in 1996 was the greatest corporate pivots of all time. That strategy has become Apple's core business strategy and been the driving force behind what Apple is today. I have rained nothing but praise on Steve Jobs, one of the greatest corporate genius' and technology innovators of the 21st century. I have a lot of respect for Steve Jobs' accomplishments, in spite of the fact that he got a lot of help from E.T.
I do not question his accomplishments, but his values and whether he really has any respect for other human beings. How much does he really care for the average person? He says he cares, but why is there such a "culture of fear" at Apple. Why do people go hide and shutter with fear when Steve used to walk down a hallway or when he was about to get onto an elevator? Why were Apple employees so afraid of him? This is a man who absoloutely refused to believe that his plants in China operate sweat shops. Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO has finally taken some action---2.5 years later.
Steve Jobs fired a lot of people at Apple. If you were fired by Steve there was a standing joke that you were "Steved.". He fired them simply for giving him what he thought was the wrong answer to the question: What do you do? I was reading in the book "Inside Steve's Brain," that he fired his secretary of 15 years for no apparent reason. Perhaps she began to take him for granted, or maybe she stopped kissing his ass. Whatever the reason, he fired her under mysterious circumstances.
Steve's final wards were "Oh Wow." What did that mean? That will remain a mystery as well as his final resting place.
A lot of famous individuals have uttered some famous lines on their death bed. A sampling can be found by clicking HERE.
Courtesy of an article dated October 30, 2011 appearing in The Huffington Post