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10-14-2010, 10:44 PM #21
Apparently Jobs would recruit people, then ridicule and belittle them (who would have thought??). He then bought a failing animation company called Pixar. I think their first major project under his leadership was Toy Story, which did very well in the box offices. Disney bought Pixar from him to the tune of ~$200M in Disney stock, if I remember right. He's the largest individual share holder in Disney which gives him the right to be on Disney's board.
When Apple bought neXT, he became interim CEO and was paid the huge salary of $1 per year. Apple kept him as CEO and he's still being paid the huge sum of $1 per year. I'm pretty sure he gets paid huge on bonuses based on Apple's performance, which unless you're living under a rock and don't know, has been unbelievable.
Anyways, getting pushed out from Apple was probably the best thing that happened to him. He now keeps his upper minions close and treats them well. He's back where he belongs and is doing very well for Apple...
10-14-2010, 10:59 PM #22
He gets stocks and other items from Apple. That is how he gets "paid". The 1$ salary is just there. Sure he can use the Apple's private jet and helicopter anytime he wants.
It has been known with all the things written and interviews that Jobs wants perfection. Many people say that he can be very strict but at the same time inspires them to put the best they have into what they do. Another words he is pushing people hard to do their best in order for the best vision of the product.[CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]
10-14-2010, 11:21 PM #23
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10-15-2010, 12:55 AM #24
this is cool, lot of history behind Steve Jobs im interested in knowingYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
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10-15-2010, 07:42 AM #27
Pixar actually did CGI work on many of the Star Wars movies before Toy Story. The struggle with Sculley was one of dominance because Jobs made him look incompetent, so Sculley had to force him out to save face. Jobs gave up in frustration after the board sided with Sculley. That move almost pushed Apple into bankruptcy. Microsoft actually bailed Apple out and saved it from going under. They were considering a merger.
All the best innovators have an eccentricity about them. Where would the car industry be without Henry Ford? He was manic too.
Jobs actually receives most of his Apple money from the dividends of all the stock he owns. All CEO's should be paid this way, not like the US banking system where they screw the system, the taxpayer and then pay themselves huge bonuses.
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10-15-2010, 04:39 PM #29
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10-15-2010, 04:51 PM #31
(From Wiki) Sculley relieved Jobs of his duties as head of the Macintosh division. Apple's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Sculley ousted Jobs from his day-to-day role at Apple, replacing him with Jean-Louis Gassée in 1985. Later that year, Jobs began a power struggle to regain control of the company. The board of directors sided with Sculley while Jobs took a business visit to Western Europe and the Soviet Union on behalf of Apple
After several months of being sidelined at Apple, Jobs resigned on Friday, September 13, 1985. He told the board he was leaving to set up a new computer company, and that he would be taking several Apple employees from the SuperMicro division with him.
10-15-2010, 06:14 PM #32
Bloomberg is re-airing their profile of Steve Jobs tonight. You can also find the episode on their website.
10-15-2010, 11:44 PM #33
Steve Jobs with a Power Balance Bracelet?
10-16-2010, 10:05 AM #34