Top 7 secrets Steve Jobs’ authorized biography could reveal

“Early next year, Simon & Schuster will publish iSteve: The Book of Jobs, the first authorized biography about Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. While few details have been announced, the book is likely to provide new details about the life of one the tech industry’s most prominent figures,” Jason Raznick blogs for Forbes. “But how far will its revelations go? Will iSteve: The Book of Jobs answer our deepest questions surrounding Apple, its founder, and the company’s future? Let’s see what the crystal ball has to say.”

Top 7 secrets Steve Jobs’ authorized biography could reveal:
7. His Greatest Failures
6. Why He Really Sold Pixar To Disney
5. Why He Attacked The Competition
4. Why He Supports This Biography
3. What Scares Him Most
2. Hints At Future Products
1. When It’s Time To Retire

http://blogs.forbes.com/benzingainsights/2011/04/12/top-7-secrets-steve-jobs-authorized-biography-could-reveal/

22 Comments

  1. 7. His Greatest Failures – hiring a sugar-water salesman as CEO, and allowing the media to control his message
    6. Why He Really Sold Pixar To Disney – he thought Mickey Mouse needed some new friends like Woody and Buzz
    5. Why He Attacked The Competition – it’s a myth, there is no “competition”.
    4. Why He Supports This Biography – that’s a lie, he doesn’t “support” it, he allows it
    3. What Scares Him Most – Eric Schmidt becoming CEO after him
    2. Hints At Future Products – it’s something you can’t imagine
    1. When It’s Time To Retire – on his deathbed. You never retire from your first love.

  2. IMHO:

    7. His Greatest Failures – Allowing himself to be ousted from Apple.
    6. Why He Really Sold Pixar To Disney – Obvious, to take them over and ensure distribution for movie and content for iPad, iPhone, AppleTV.

    5. Why He Attacked The Competition – To avoid the problem Apple had when they were on the PowerPC platform. Intel beat Apple to the punch in convincing consumers what the faster/best platform was.

    4. Why He Supports This Biography – because he has control over it.

    3. What Scares Him Most – Apple letting its success get to it’s head and lowering it’s standards to become a Microsoft.

    2. Hints At Future Products – Not going to happen.

    1. When It’s Time To Retire – When he can’t wake up in the morning and get out of bed.

  3. Top 7 secrets Steve Jobs’ authorized biography could reveal:
    1. The design for a 100mpg carburetor
    2. The location of the Fountain of Youth
    3. How to cut tax rates while raising revenues
    4. Scientific proof of alternate realities
    5. How to lose weight on an all-chocolate diet
    6. How to harness cosmic dark energy for fun and profit
    7. Why hotties aren’t interested in you and what you can do about it.

    The operative word here is “could”.

    “Could”, “might” and “may”: the sloppy cop-outs of junk journalism.

  4. God!
    Are we going to speculate on what’s going to be in the book for the next 12 months?
    Let’s keep a bit of mystery for the book to be enjoyable and worth waiting for. It’s like taping a game and having someone tell you the score before you push play.

  5. 7. His Greatest Failures
    -I’m sorry, what?-ures
    6. Why He Really Sold Pixar To Disney
    -as a favor to Walt’s legacy
    5. Why He Attacked The Competition
    -they stepped on his brand new pair of New Balance
    4. Why He Supports This Biography
    -it’s what any decent father would do
    3. What Scares Him Most
    -Wozniak coming back and the bottom falling out of the mock turtleneck industry
    2. Hints At Future Products
    -I thought that’s what this blog was for
    1. When It’s Time To Retire
    He already did. You call a $1 a year salary a Job?

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