The Week writes, “Equal parts innovator and authoritarian, [Steve] Jobs had a fierce, unwavering style of leadership and a brilliant imagination that left a seismic imprint well beyond the tech industry, turning a start-up founded in Steve Wozniak’s garage into what is now the world’s most valuable company. How is Jobs’ legacy resonating, now, [one year] after his passing?”
Here, four great men Jobs is being compared to:
• Henry Ford: Just like the automotive innovator, Jobs was “one of those rarefied individuals who had not only a vision” but also the “will and force of personality to execute it through America’s greatest cultural triumph: The public corporation,” says Mat Honan at Wired.
• Thomas Edison: When Jobs is remembered decades from now, it’ll be as the man who invented the iPhone and iPad, “not as the executive who was sometimes a tyrant,” says Brandon Griggs at CNN.
• Ronald Reagan: Jobs’ legacy has taken on a “mythical role for people who write about Apple that’s very similar to the way conservative pundits invoke the late President Ronald Reagan,” says Rebecca Greenfield at The Atlantic Wire.
• Walt Disney: Disney was “the closest thing corporate America had to a Steve Jobs-like figure before Steve Jobs came along,” says Harry McCracken at TIME.
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