In a “subjective list of the winners and losers of the business world” in 2004, Michael P. Regan writes for The Associated Press about Apple and Pixar CEO, Steve Jobs:
“His companies are responsible for one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season, some of the best animated movies in recent years, and computers that are free of viruses. If that doesn’t make the CEO of Apple Computer Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios one of the hippest executives around, consider this: His iPod pitchmen include U2’s Bono and The Edge, two of the most corporate-shy rock stars alive. Jobs might not be able to beat rivals Bill Gates and Michael Dell for control of the world’s personal computer market, but he was able to beat back pancreatic cancer this year. He even got in a post-op plug for Apple products in an e-mail to employees from his sickbed: ‘PS: I’m sending this from my hospital bed using my 17-inch PowerBook and an Airport Express.’ Rock on.”
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