Apple is one of the companies that cna be remembered by any one who have heard of electronic gadgets. Steve Jobs was always a great businessmen with lot of confidence in what he is making and his products are always not about any new technology but they are about perfecting an exisitng innovation.
Well said. How many products or brands can you honestly say draw as much validation as the Apple line does? Take a walk through any retail mall. The high-end clothing boutiques may be empty, but the Apple stores are always busy. And it isn't just because the toys are out to be played with either!
When I read the title of the article I was expecting a different kind of story. I thought the article was going to give a story that tells us about the good thing that Steve has done that is inspiring. Instead the article focuses on some of the dis-integrity and how the customer's need is not met. It's a bit incongruent in my opinion. I now have a different thought about Steve. He's really just a business man who knows how to talk and make the most $
I will call Steve as a legend, he's the best. for any one he will be in the list of role models.
The products Apple has launched will remain as a benchmark for all the companies working on the same domain. Now we can see lot of competetion arising for Apple in their iPad market and more, as usual Steve will come up with new strategies to rule the market.
Steve Jobs has shown through hard work and perseverance, you can survive and succeed even after being fired. Many people only think of Jobs for his most recent accomplishments. They don't seem to remember Apple going through some very dry spells. Steve Jobs has a very unique approach to managing and it seems to be paying off. He is showing us right now just how passionate he is about his company by still being involved while fighting an aggressive cancer.
Some say his micro-managing personality is the reason he had to step away. Too many people couldn't function while he was breathing down their necks. But sometimes, pepole stay on their toes if they know this is what they're up against.
In any which case, I think the reason this dollare deal shift works for Apple is because they have other people (developers, vendors, etc) doing the legwork for the majority of the process.
I'm not quite sure what the moral of this story is -- especially considering a guy who "didn't bother" with orders under $100 in the 70's now makes a ton of money off transactions which are under $1 -- but I am a big fan of Steve Jobs stories.
Years ago I worked for a company whose CEO had previously worked at Apple during the late 90's and he had some great stories. I won't re-tell any specific tales, but most of the stories involved Steve's near-insane attention to detail.
It's obvious that many of Jobs' qualities can be seen in Apple's products. Very few companies have that level of influential leadership at the top of their organization.
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