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Steve Jobs biographer: "Bill Gates was smarter than Steve Jobs by almost any conventional measure"

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Steve Jobs biographer:
Walter Isaacson who Steve Jobs picked for his official biographer wrote an extremely interesting nearly 600-page opus on probably the most successful CEO of the century, but let’s face it - Jobs was such a weird person, that it would hardly fit even in that many pages. 

To speak about the iconic Apple chief executive, Isaacson was recently at the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam speaking about Jobs and there were a couple of interesting things and jokes he made that - if you like Apple - you’d find interesting.

The most memorable quote we’d point out was Isaacson’s reaction to the connection between Jobs and Microsoft’s CEO Bill Gates:

"Bill Gates was smarter than Steve Jobs by almost any conventional measure."

The biographer answers this and some other quick questions around the 46th minute in the video, and it’s all preceded by a quick introduction. Check the whole video out below, it’s worth it for those following Apple.


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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:54 31

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


true, gates is the smarty pants, jobs was just a good manager, who jinxed the people into buying his I products

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:06 12

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:58 11

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In mine opinion, talking about Apple, Steve Jobs was really good marketing specialist and nothing more, Steve Jobs talks about 'visions' was just a bull s**t! The real persons who saw any real 'visions' and made them come true was people who was working down in the labs!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:57 17

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Bill Gates probably was smarter but ultimately next to Steve jobs was less blood thristy and less able to effectively advertise.

Steve Jobs had a better ability to take control and influence peoples mindset in order to maximise sales of any product. Steve Jobs 'Job' became easier over the years as the icult phenomenon developed and all he needed to do was say 'this is cool' for ifans to buy something

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:06 6

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:14 16

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes they are both geniuses, Bill Gates is the intellectiual with vision on how the PC world would evolve. Steve Jobs was a marketing mastermind who could sell ice to an Eskimo.

Both had thier strenghts but Bill Gates turned modern PC's to what they are today. He can see things that others could not & was able to make great business decisions that ultimatly made him the wealthest man in the whole world at one point.

Easily Bill Gates was head over heels smarter than Steve Jobs!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:23 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 24446; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Such dumb comments

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:29 13

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What is dumb about the comments? Your comment is less than desirable!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:32 3

15. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


And yours is any different?

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:51 11

22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are kidding me right? Do I really need to explain this to you? OK here I go:

My comment #7 was a comment on the topic. My comment #14 was a response to comment #11.

Your point is.............. what again? lol

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:03 4

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Virile I am not sure if your comment was directed to me, but if it wasn't then I apologize.

If it was then my comment #22 still stands!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 01:07

49. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Virile's comment was a response to darkkjedi, not yours.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:48 3

20. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Atleast he's not dum like you....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:48 9

35. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


less effectively advertise? maybe in the phone department but MS stomps apple in sales in every other category. nothing is as prolific as the windows OS or the Office suite.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:26 4

38. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


he was actually ish**p god.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:00 14

3. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


And he gives his money to charity too.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:09 6

30. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Apple never gives charity.
Apple never gives sponsors

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:05 15

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Talking about Apple, in mine opinion Steve Jobs was good marketing specialist and nothing more.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:19 2

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


true , but i still like his product more

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:43 4

17. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


True you love his penitentiary echo system!!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:48 6

21. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


It's not even "his product"

Steve Jobs initially did not like the idea of Apps, The one thing that even gave the iPhone a place in the smartphone market.

and did you really think that Steve Jobs single handedly designed that stupid 2 piece glass iPhone design? If he did he was probably a bigger idiot than I thought.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:27 3

39. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


very true..!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:44

52. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Well when you think of Facebook you think of mark zuckerberg not all the people that worked together with him to make the product successful .
In how most people see it , apple is Steve jobs product

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:58 1

24. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Open you'r wolly eye's....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:22 2

31. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


Why does thelegends comment get thumbed-down? it's his personal choise! It's like hating someone because he likes fries while you like chicken. Really people, stop the hate! :)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:47 3

34. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Why doe's it bother you?
What's it to you?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:42

51. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Htc freak is the best fan droid I ever seen .
Btw I like HTC quite a lot too

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:18

45. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


no one gives a f**k thats why

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:40 5

16. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I don't think so.... more like
He was a kleptomaniac...
He was a subversive miscreant
He was a malignant person
He made Apple divulge

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:08

29. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


I think you are WE LIKE THIS
YOU JElLIOUS GUY,
SO YOU SWITCHED SIDES HUH?

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