Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs is back and ‘fully operational’

“Apple Inc.’s Steve Jobs, a year after getting a liver transplant that saved his life, is back at work full tilt, overseeing product development, leading a campaign against Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash and endorsing a California law that promotes organ donations,” Connie Guglielmo reports.

“While he remains thin and talks with acquaintances about his struggle to put on weight, Jobs is coping well with his health issues following last year’s surgery, according to people close to him who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak for Jobs or Apple,” Guglielmo reports. “Jobs’s hands-on approach to Apple’s operations instills confidence among investors, who credit him with making the once- ailing computer maker a leader in smartphones and digital music. They’re relying on his attention to detail as Apple closes in on Microsoft Corp. as the most valuable U.S. technology company and embarks on a battle with Google Inc. in mobile advertising.”

MacDailyNews Take: “As Apple closes in on Microsoft Corp. as the most valuable U.S. technology company.” Sweet words that we always believed would come true, if for no other reason than to restore karmic balance to the universe (the cheating, mediocre student should never exceed the master).

Guglielmo continues, “‘Except for the fact that he’s lost a lot of weight, he’s the Steve Jobs of old,’ said Tim Bajarin, who has followed Apple for more than two decades as founder of technology consulting firm Creative Strategies in Campbell, California. ‘At the visionary level, technology and design level, he seems to be working at the same level as he was before he was sick. If I was an investor, I’d be thrilled.'”

“‘Steve Jobs is back and I think he’s invigorated because of the release of the iPad,’ said Michael Yoshikami, who oversees about $1 billion, including Apple shares, as chief investment strategist for YCMNet Advisors in Walnut Creek, California,” Guglielmo. “‘He’s fully operational.'”

“He’s open enough to discussing his life that he’s cooperating on a biography. Former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson, author of best-selling biographies on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, is writing the book, with cooperation from Apple’s usually recalcitrant CEO,” Guglielmo reports. “‘Every time I hear him, he’s doing a lot of work and a lot of thinking that’s involved in that work, and those things sort of go away if you’re very worried about your health,’ said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who says he speaks periodically to Jobs.”

‘People like Steve Jobs have a different operating system from you and me,’ said Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple employee who helped promote the Mac when it was released in 1984,” Guglielmo reports. “‘In his eyes, I don’t think anything is impossible.'”

Much more from Connie The Vulture in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Doug S.” for the heads up.]

25 Comments

  1. I like. Guy Kawasaki’s observation about how people like Jobs think differently. But I think it is his ability to translate that thinking into the products that Apple creates that sets him, and by extension, Apple apart.

  2. yeah, his cam-shaft needed a total overhaul and his main cylinder was worn but he’s driveable…

    “fully operational”- what is he, a droid?…….hey, wait a minute…..?

  3. “according to people close to him who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak for Jobs or Apple,” Guglielmo reports.”
    So in other words, everything attributed is made up by Gugs, probably while on a restroom break.

  4. Steve Jobs rules. Sorry, I don’t mean to poke fun, but you gotta think Steve leans over and asks Woz, “I don’t get it, I eat and eat and eat, and still, nothin! What am I doin’ wrong Woz?”

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    Come on! Relax, he’s gonna be fine, he just wants to fill out his turtleneck a bit more. Can’t wait to see what comes of the June2010 show!

  5. @ TheMacAdvocate

    Steve Jobs is no Emperor Palpatine, evil and bent on revenge.

    More likely he reflects Nietzsche’s “Amor fati” – With poise n’ praxis.

  6. Guy Kawasaki can’t even describe another person without resorting to a computer reference.

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  7. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

    Steve Jobs, 2005

  8. As a man I’m not afraid to say I love Steve Jobs. The stories, his battles (personal and professional), his amazing quotes… the guy is absolutely extraordinary.

    A true visionary. Thanks Steve, for everything you have done to get us to where we are today.

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