Jobs.. madman or genius
July 12, 2002 8:28PM
edited January 2014
Has Uncle Steeve still got what it takes or should apple send him away for another 5 yrs to formulate another insanely great idea such as the macintosh or the imac ?
Reply 1 of 5
July 12, 2002 9:31PM
I vote mad genius.
Wait, I change my vote to Gene Madman, it has what the French call "that certain I don't know what".
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Reply 2 of 5
July 12, 2002 11:46PM
A genius usually requires greatness in innovative thinking and groundbreaking ideas.
(Steve's got insight but no great vision)
A madman is simply has no direction or sense of what's going on. (Steve has a plan...most of the time, when his ego doesn't get the worst of him)
Steve is simply a great salesman and motivational speaker. He's got charisma and an eye for detail and design. He's okay in my book...better him than Amelio, Sculley and Schinler(?) put together. And certainly better than that dork Michael Dell.
Reply 3 of 5
July 13, 2002 1:06AM
Insanely Great or Greatly Insane?
I think Steve does as much good as he does bad. His ego usually gets in the way of doing good all the time.
Reply 4 of 5
July 13, 2002 1:08AM
Reply 5 of 5
July 13, 2002 10:44AM
I think he's mellowed out since he was last at Apple. He got the humiliation he needed with NeXT, and learned from his mistakes.
Still, if I worked at Apple, I'd forever dread sharing an elevator with Steve Jobs!
Oh, and I vote for mostly Mad, somewhat Genius.
I think Jobs' true talent is recognizing good ideas, and surrounding himself with geniuses. Jobs may come up with basic design themes, but the devil is in the details.