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Steve Jobs has most loyal staff in tech

Apple’s Steve Jobs has most loyal staff in tech
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs leads the pack in tech firm employee approvals

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a 91 per cent approval rating among Apple staff – higher than any other CEO in the technology industry, a report claims.

Dell CEO Michael Dell has a 66 per cent approval rating; Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer a 55 per cent approval rating, while Motorola CEO Greg Brown has just 19 per cent approval, reveals Seeking Alpha.

These figures are based on data supplied by company insiders to a website called Glassdoor, which is a company rating site for employees to rate their own companies and management in a public forum.

In its first five days, Glassdoor got 40,000 reviews on 9,800 companies around the world. The report also reveals Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang holds 46 per cent; while IBM boss Sam Palmisano has just 48 per cent approval.

(Via Macworld UK)

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Steve Jobs too thin???

FORTUNE: Apple 2.0 Why does Steve Jobs look so thin?
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FORTUNE: Much of the speculation about Steve Jobs’ rail-thin appearance at the unveiling of the new iPhone on June 9 has tended to be all or nothing.

Either his cancer has returned or he is recovering from a bout with a “common bug,” as his spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. “That’s all there is to it,” she said. (The talk may have unnerved investors a bit: Apple (AAPL) shares fell 4.1% on Thursday and another 2.4% by midday Friday.)

But this is not the first time Jobs’ appearance has raised concerns about his health, and the “common bug” doesn’t explain the weight loss that’s evident in a review of his keynote videos over the past few years.

There’s another possibility, one that is consistent with both Jobs’ medical history and the changes in his appearance. It stems directly from the type of cancer for which he was treated four years ago and the nature of that treatment.”

(Read Full Article Fortune )

Fake Steve Jobs goes to Newsweek!

D9C2BA48-C043-4B54-BA04-EBD22BD522FD.jpgFake Steve Jobs (Dan Lyons) is heading to Newsweek, leaving Forbes after 10 years.

I hope he at least gets a watch!

read all about it HERE.

Steve Jobs – best beard in Silicon Valley? You Decide!

Steve Jobs leads online voting for best beard in Silicon Valley

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There are an awful lot of Silicon Valley CEOs sporting beards these days. As Michael Copeland writes in the current issue of Fortune, “it takes more than leading-edge technology and a Stanford MBA to make it big in high tech. Apparently it takes whiskers.”

So the magazine organized a contest: The Silicon Valley Beard-off. It pulled together a spread of eight unshaven execs and invited a panel of three distinguished judges to choose the best beard of the bunch. You can see the results here.

You can also vote for your favorite among the four semi-finalists: Apple’s (AAPL) Steve Jobs, Flickr’s (YHOO) Stewart Butterfield, Pixar’s (DIS) Ed Catmull, and Oracle’s (ORCL) Larry Ellison. Click here.

The leader in early returns — with 53% of votes cast as of Wednesday morning — is Steve Jobs.

Vox populi is clearly at variance with Fortune’s judges. They didn’t vote Apple’s grizzled CEO past the first round, in which he edged out Steve Wozniak.

(Via FORTUNE: Apple 2.0.)

Steve Jobs on TIME’s 100 list

Steve Jobs makes TIME 100 list
6B68A359-5B4D-45BB-9944-99EB5EBD6E99.jpgApple CEO Steve Jobs has secured a place in 2008’s TIME 100, a list of who various guest contributors to the magazine consider the most influential people in the world. Barbara Kiviat describes Jobs as “great at playing the countercultural icon,” championing products like the Mac and the iPhone in face of needless industry standards; in reality he is a “canny CEO,” Kiviat argues, who “knows how to sell product.” It was Jobs and not Steve Wozniak who focused on marketing the original Apple computer, and Jobs’ efforts have led to approximately $24 billion in annual sales, supporting 22,000 workers. Stock value is said to have risen by more than 70 percent in the last year.

Jobs’ strategy is said to differ from rivals in ignoring overall marketshare, turning instead to whichever group of customers is most profitable, and selling them what they want — something exemplified by devices like the MacBook Air. More controversial may be Jobs’ personality, which Kiviat says has been described as “mercurial” and “egomaniacal,” as well as micromanaging. Regardless, she concludes, Jobs has been raking in profit for Apple bosses.

(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network.)

Help Steve – The 2008 TIME 100 Finalists

Steve needs our help!

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Vote for the leaders, artists, enterpreneurs and thinkers who, in your opinion, deserve a spot on this year’s Time 100

Steve Jobs turned failure into success : FOX Business

FOX Business: Steve Jobs turned failure into success

D3473845-F75F-4077-937F-C2A384C605CC.jpg“Steve Jobs could have been a failure,” David Asman writes for FOX Business. “He dropped out of college, even though his parents struggled to get him there. And, ten years after starting one of the most innovative computer companies in the world, he was fired by the board. Imagine getting fired from a multi-billion dollar company that you started in your own garage.”

Asman writes, “What stopped Steve Jobs from being a failure was one simple thing: Attitude. Here’s what he told a graduating class at Stanford University in 2005: I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

“We can’t all go on to lead the kind of life that Steve Jobs did after he was fired. But we can duplicate the attitude that he brought to his getting fired. He turned what could have been a humiliating job loss into an incredible period of growth. He turned failure into success,” Asman writes. “All by attitude. It won’t buy you dinner, but it can help turn your life around.”

(Via MacDailyNews.)

CNN: “The trouble with Steve Jobs”

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CNN: “The trouble with Steve Jobs”

CNN published an interesting story on Steve Jobs on Sunday The trouble with Steve Jobs. It reveals that Apple’s Chairman and CEO nearly didn’t have surgery for his pancreatic cancer in 2004, other family problems, and looks at his leadership style.

The Steve Jobs adventure: By now it’s one of the most remarkable stories in business. When Jobs returned in 1997 to Apple – then facing its own near-death experience – he arrived with a tarnished legend. He was, of course, the charismatic boy wonder who at age 21 had co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage back in 1976. He was worth $200 million by 25, made the cover of Time magazine at 26, and was thrown out of the company at age 30, in 1985.