October 5, 2012 |
There are conflicting storylines out there about Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era. One comes from its balance sheet. In the year since the Apple co-founder died at the age of 56, his company has flourished. The company has set record sales for the iPhone and the iPad. It's the most valuable company in the world. And its stock has skyrocketed — from around $377 a share on the day Jobs died to more than $650 Friday. In a statement, Apple chief executive Tim Cook paid tribute to his former boss and reaffirmed that Jobs's ideals run deep at...
October 3, 2011 |
This piece is part of this week's On Leadership roundtable exploring Tim Cook's succession of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, and how to follow in the footsteps of an icon. At this week's iPhone 5 launch, we have our first official glimpse into Tim Cook's leadership style as he takes the stage as Apple's CEO. Many wonder how Cook will handle running a business handed over by one of greatest leaders and entrepreneurs of our time, Steve Jobs. Jobs is an icon who forever changed the way we connect.
October 7, 2011
The headline of the Oct. 6 front-page article marking Steve Jobs's death, "Apple's visionary changed computing," didn't capture his broader legacy at home and abroad. At a time of faltering American competitiveness, Mr. Jobs stood out as an iconic symbol of the ingenuity that has helped us serve as a commercial, technological and ideational beacon for others. Mr. Jobs's platforms spawned entirely different business models in the recording industry and beyond, while fueling the growth for applications that would leave users wondering...
October 24, 2011 |
Steve Jobs thought that the "Antennagate" issue — the reception problems that hounded the iPhone 4 — was blown out of proportion by Apple's competitors, Walter Isaacsons's biography, "Steve Jobs" reveals. The book, on real and virtual shelves today, said that Jobs "insisted that the problem stemmed from Google and Motorola making mischief. " But Isaacson's book reveals that Apple was aware of the problems before the phone went to stores, and that the antenna problems were a direct result of the Jobs and product designer...
October 6, 2011 |
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at the age of 56. Born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, Steven Paul Jobs was adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara (née Hagopian) Jobs. While attending Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, Jobs began working at Hewlett-Packard where he met Steve Wozniak. After graduating from high school in 1972, Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after one semester, returning to California in...
October 6, 2011 |
For one of the nation's most famous billionaires, Steve Jobs kept a low profile as a charitable donor. Unlike fellow tech leaders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, he did not sign the Giving Pledge , the effort under which the nation's richest individuals commit to giving at least half their wealth to philanthropy. His name is absent from the list of gifts of $1 million or more maintained by Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy. And it wasn't until after an unflattering media report...