Last year Fortune declared co-founder of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Steve Jobs the CEO of the Decade. And this year MarketWatch have awarded him that same accolade. Here’s a brief overview of Steve’s career, in very broad terms, from Fortune last year :
How’s this for a gripping corporate story line: Youthful founder gets booted from his company in the 1980s, returns in the 1990s, and in the following decade survives two brushes with death, one securities-law scandal, an also-ran product lineup, and his own often unpleasant demeanour to become the dominant personality in four distinct industries, a billionaire many times over, and CEO of the most valuable company in Silicon Valley.
And here is what MarketWatch had to say this year :
Jobs tenure as the chief executive at Apple Inc. (AAPL 318.06, -0.15, -0.05%) 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.
He revolutionised 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.
If you don’t know the full story it’s worth a read. Below are the links to both articles, and also a video.
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