Here are the best stories about people randomly meeting Steve Jobs
A lot has been said about Jobs. As a manager, as a detail-obsessed chief executive, as a Buddhist. He is often described to be brilliant, but also often said to be arrogant. This kind of polarizing opinions are the norm with Jobs, but truth is people talk about him. You could argue that many study him as an example of success.
He was not just an influential executive, he was also a person, though. And a person’s true nature probably best comes in unforced situations, with random people, short encounters when you are not obliged to be nice.
And that long introduction is all to say that an interesting thread has emerged on Quora of people who randomly met Steve Jobs sharing their experiences. And there is a lot of awesomeness there for those who are feeling nostalgic and have some time during the lazy Holidays to take a look. It’s all at the source below.
1. cripton805 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:28 8
Why did Steve always pose like such a sexy beast.
2. PhoneArenaUser posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:34 19
For me he doesn't look sexy...
I like girls.
14. cripton805 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:25 6
You must be illiterate. I said he posed like a sexy beast. I didn't say he was a sexy beast.
Same goes for the rest of the dummies that can't read.
15. PhoneArenaUser posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:46 5
"You must be illiterate."
Sorry if something is wrong, English isn't my native language.
"I didn't say he was a sexy beast."
Since you are so "literate", could you show me please where in my comment #2 I say that you say that he is a sexy beast???
"I said he posed like a sexy beast."
So you don't say that he is a sexy beast but you still think that he pose like a sexy beast... Interesting logic...
16. SkOne posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:30 2
18. cripton805 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 16:34 1
You said you didn't think he was sexy and that you like girls. So I took that as an answer to the question I asked on the first sentence. Which was joke and the answer was obviously a direct statement to where it would mean I was attracted to another male.
At least have the balls to admit that it was a mistake and misunderstood.
Having a beastly sexy pose is way different than saying I think he is physically sexy... Way way different. And I don't know what to say if you can't easily process that.
19. serious9010 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 17:09 1
cripton got owned
6. Nadr1212 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:54 1
Hey guys, sorry I didn't comment 4 so long, I was on a trip and I forgot my iPad, plus there wasn't any kind of computer near my trip
So anyways, where are those funny stories?
U should post them ON the page, not just a link
9. darkkjedii posted on 22 Nov 2012, 10:49 3
They thumbed u down just cuz u mentioned an iPad. People should grow up.
10. PAPINYC posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:02 7
In all fairness, there's enough iProduct placement on here already. So he went on a trip and forget his
17. darac posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:33 4
Hey didn't you heard?
There's a thing called "smartphone".
It can surf the internet over cellular network or Wi-Fi ..you can even post comments with it.
Actually there's also a thing called "feature phone ", most of which can do that also.
4. cripton805 posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:41 1
Cmon now, we don't see any other CEOs posing like that except for the Papa Murphys dude always trying to be badass.
5. neutralguy posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:53 2
He's a genius in terms of marketing and design.
Apple's success is because of his marketing strategies + Steve Wozniak's knowledge in technology + great engineers.
8. PAPINYC posted on 22 Nov 2012, 10:12 11
That whole article made me iNauseous and it couldn't have come at a worse time; I've suddenly lost my appetite for Thanksgiving Day turkey and have a sudden urge to boil apples and have Apple Tea Colonics instead.
Funny story, in the same vein, I once met a homeless man in the subway who told me about a Drag Queen he used to date a guy/girl who worked as a male escort before going into "show business" in the early 90's. One day he got a call from his agency's "escort" booker who told him he had a gig in a town house in the East 60's for a dinner party from 8pm to 11am the next day and that he would be providing "escort" services for some very important people. The homeless guy told me that according to his ex, the party was a festive soireé and that the party's theme was white lace and come as your favorite fruit. According to the ex there was some kinky stuff that went on that night and that the party went on until about 3pm the next afternoon. According to the ex, once the party was over the guests (all covered in their fruity costumes) left the town house and on their way out they saw a man leaving the town house next door getting into a cab with wearing a dress made out of apple cores. Apparently, the man in the apple cores dress was given the wrong address and spent the night erroneously at the wrong mansion. What his ex did recall was that as the man was getting into the cab he
told the driver that he was in a rush to get to the airport because he was late for his flight to a place called Cup Torino (obviously, what the drag queen misheard was Cupertino) and he also asked the driver if he had wi-fi in the cab. Of course, being the early 90's, the driver was dumbfounded and asked, "why fri what, are you hungry?" All the evidence pointed to that fact that this disoriented lost man in the Apple cores dress, erroneously working the wrong town house and late for his flight whilst craving wi-fi might have been Steve Jobs (or a close relative).
And to all, a Very Happy iThanksgiving (gobble, gobble ang iGobble)!!
11. tedkord posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:00 0
I enjoyed some of the stories. The dead car tale was cute, though it didn't really show Jobs in a particularly good light (his wife sounded like a saint, though) . I also liked the story of the Apple employee who emailed him.