Steve Jobs, Named as “Person of The Year” by Financial Times
"Long before it was cool to be a nerd, his formative role in popularizing the personal computer, and Apple's initial public offering on Wall Street - which came when Mr Jobs was still only 25 - made him the tech industry's first rock star." ---Financial Time on Steve Jobs as Person of the Year 2010
While the Times carries the face of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the “Man of the Year”, the Financial Times announced that they have chosen the “Person of the Year” for 2010. The chose one? Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs. This marks another accolade for the company.
Here’s the Financial Times quote on why they’ve chosen Steve Jobs rather than Mark Zuckerberg:
“A rebuttal of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s much-quoted aphorism that there are no second acts in American life does not come more decisively than this. When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than Mark Zuckerberg is now. Long before it was cool to be a nerd, his formative role in popularizing the personal computer, and Apple’s initial public offering on Wall Street – which came when Mr Jobs was still only 25 – made him the tech industry’s first rock star.
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
As with many profiles of Jobs, the article focuses on Jobs’ salesmanship and attention to detail, aspects of his personality that can drive the company to achieve remarkable design standards but also result in him being viewed as a “stern taskmaster” obsessing over the every aspect of Apple’s products.”
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