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by James Allworth | 11:38 AM October 24, 2011 In the lead up to today's release of the Steve Jobs biography , there's been an increasing stream of news surrounding its subject. As a business researcher, I was particularly interested in this recent article that referenced from his biography a list of Jobs's favorite books . There's one business book on this list, and it "deeply influenced" Jobs.
Kobun Chino Otogawa, Steve Jobs' Zen teacher. One reason I was looking forward to reading Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Steve Jobs was my hope that, as a sharp-eyed reporter, Isaacson would probe to the heart of what one of the few entrepreneurs who really deserved the term “visionary” learned from Buddhism. By now, everyone knows the stories of how the future founder of Apple dropped acid, went to India on a quest for spiritual insight, met a laughing Hindu holy man who took a straight razor to his unkempt hair, and was married in a Zen ceremony to Laurene Powell in 1991. I was curious how Jobs’ 20-year friendship with the monk who performed his wedding — a wiry, swarthily handsome Japanese priest named Kobun Chino Otogawa — informed his ambitious vision for Apple, beyond his acquiring a lifetime supply of black, Zen-ish Issey Miyake turtlenecks .
I'm leaving this here because I'm afraid Apple will take the video down in time, and it is too good not to be able to re-read later. Jony Ive's Eulogy to Steve Jobs at Apple's "Celebrating Steve" event [video] October 19, 2011 Steve used to say to me (and he used to say this a lot), "Hey Jony, here's a dopey idea."
Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived. His previous house had only a mattress, a table, and chairs. He needed things to be perfect, and it took time to figure out what perfect was. This time, he had a wife and family in tow, but it made little difference.
From the Series Machine That Changed the World , The Program Paperback Computer. Via Openvault . Another ‘lost interview’ is hitting movie theaters in a few weeks… A lost 70-minute interview from 1995, featuring Steve Jobs and journalist Robert Cringley, has just reappeared and will be shown in select theaters as STEVE JOBS: THE LOST INTERVIEW. The film, which is described as the “best TV interview Jobs ever gave,” will screen at select Landmark Theaters in 19 U.S. cities on November 16 & 17.
A story -- just one story -- from the 1995 "lost interview" showing at theaters tonight Video still: Robert Cringely Steve Jobs really turned on the charm for Robert X. Cringely in the newly rediscovered 70 minute interview shot for Cringely's 1996 PBS special " Triumph of the Nerds " and showing in 19 U.S. cities tonight. My favorite part part is when Jobs answers the question "What's important to you in the development of a product?"
Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother. By then, I lived in New York, where I was trying to write my first novel.
Takeaway: Steve Jobs resurrected Apple by slaying five dragons. See how he did it. This reprint of a 2010 article is published in honor of Steve Jobs’ passing.
This video of Steve Jobs from 1990 is an interesting artifact for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s the clip in which Steve pioneered his famous “bicycle for the mind” analogy, which I’ve always felt is one of the most beautiful things ever said about computers. What is also interesting, though, is how gung ho Steve Jobs is about video games in this clip, even going as far as to suggest that video games are the future of learning, and even the future of the Library of Congress.
Jan 12 2012 More Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, changed the world with his thoughts and creative ideas. He is remembered for his inspiring quotes and invaluable speeches given by him. “Stay hungry…Stay Foolish” is one of the famous quotes which depicts more about him and his ideals.
When Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, the world lost a great man. The cofounder and CEO of American consumer electronics company Apple Inc. was the kind of figure who comes only rarely. Since his death, Steve Jobs has attracted huge media attention around the world, being feted for his remarkable achievements as an entrepreneur and business manager—the man who brought Apple from the brink of collapse to become the world’s most valuable company in the space of just 15 years. He was also renowned as a public speaker. The commencement address he gave at Stanford in 2005 moved people around the world and has been used in English textbooks for Japanese high schools.
'Clarity': Steve Jobs in 1981. Photograph: Tony Korody/ Tony Korody/Sygma/Corbis I met Steve Jobs nearly a quarter of a century ago when he had left Apple and was working on building his NeXT computer and I was working on building the first version of our Mathematica software system. Our first meeting was classic Steve Jobs. He explained that he expected that what he was doing would change the world and, by the way, make a lot of money too.
I thought of Steve almost as a brother, and he never ceased to amaze me. I was fortunate enough to go down to Apple many times and see the early development of his products. One time Steve said, "You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don't know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love." That was the foundation of what became the iPhone.
Takeaway: What will the legacy of Steve Jobs be a century from now? It won’t have much to do with business or marketing. Learn what it will be and why.
First So we’re sitting in the payphone trying to make a blue box call. And the operator comes back on the line. And we’re all scared and we’d try it again. … And she comes back on the line; we’re all scared so we put in money.