For leading a triumphant surge to the top of the tech world, developing game-changing computers and devices and unleashing a stellar return for investors, Steve Jobs has been named MarketWatch’s CEO of the Decade.
“Steve Jobs is known as both mercurial and visionary, part rock-star CEO and part master salesman, a meticulous micromanager who can drive his employees to distraction — and one of the most important figures in American industry in the past half-century,” Russ Britt reports for MarketWatch..
“Jobs’s tenure as the chief executive at Apple Inc. during the past 10 years is well-documented. After pulling his own company back from the brink of bankruptcy before the decade started, he almost single-handedly went on to save the recording industry with the iPod and iTunes,” Britt reports. “He revolutionized handheld devices and touch-screen technology with the iPhone. And he may well usher in a post-PC era of computing with his latest gadget, the iPad. ‘The resurrection of Apple is just the most astounding story that’s probably happened in business in at least a decade — you might be able to go further and say it’s a half-century,’ says Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies, a technology-industry think tank. ‘It’s on par with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell in terms of its total impact.'”
Britt reports, “Jobs’s legacy stretches back several decades and includes the development of a few more groundbreaking innovations from his first go-round at Apple in the 1970s and ’80s: the Apple II, the Mac and elaborate computer graphics, to name a few. Along with being likened to Edison and Bell, comparisons with such captains of industry as Walt Disney — of whose namesake company Jobs would later become the biggest individual shareholder — spring to mind for many. And he has driven Apple to the top of the heap in technology. The company ranks No. 1 in the sector in market cap at $285 billion.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Jobs stands so far above others, there was obviously only one choice to be made. Congratulations, Mr. Jobs!