Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Architect of the most remarkable comeback in modern business history

Apple Online Store“When Steve Jobs walked on to the stage at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center in January, it capped the most remarkable comeback in modern business history,” Richard Waters and Joseph Menn report for The Financial Times.

“It wasn’t simply a matter of the illness that had sidelined him for half the year before, leaving him severely emaciated and eventually requiring a liver transplant,” Waters and Menn report. “Little more than a decade earlier, both Mr Jobs’ career and Apple, the company he had co-founded, were widely considered washed up, their relevance to the future of technology written off both in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. By the start of this year, however, the rebound was complete.”

Waters and Menn report, “Now, three decades on, he has secured his place in the foremost ranks of the West Coast tech titans who have done so much to shape the world around the turn of the millennium.”

Much more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “JES42” and “GetMeOnTop ” for the heads up.]

42 Comments

  1. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Most will ignore the extraordinary feats by Apple for whatever reasons but Jobs has to be one of the most incredible stories of our modern era regardless industry.

    Good job Mr. Jobs. Merry Christmas and thank you for the coolness.

  2. Changed my life in 1992. (powerbook 170)

    Thanks Mr. Jobs.

    My shareholding in your company is pretty farking amazing too.

    Seasons greetings to all at MDN and all the regulars.

  3. @occurs razor

    Ditto on the first 1992 Mac, a Powbook 170, and the shareholding with massive profits for my family. Even when days were dark, I stood by Apple and now Jobs has rewarded all the faithful for their belief that Apple would persevere and surpass Microsoft, which it has in so many ways. And the best is yet to come.

    Merry Christmas Mr. Jobs to you and yours, and many blessings to you,
    An appreciative fan/user

  4. How many of these articles are going to be written? Over and over again, same stuff. Link hungry publishers writing about the same old, same old. We get it. Steve Jobs made a comeback. The whole him against Sculley and the world. Moving along…

  5. In my book, Mr. Steve Jobs, you are “The Man”!!

    Merry Christmas. Happy Holiday, and Happy New Year to you, your family, and all Apple employees… Job well done!!

    We can not wait to see you on stage at Yerba Buena Center announces insanely great products again in 2011!!

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