Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 20:31 UTC
Apple "My neighbor, Steve Jobs, has been in the news lately. The talk of the town is the recent announcement he will be stepping aside to let other seeds grow at Apple. The business press, the general press, the blogosphere, and just about everybody else has waxed poetic about the 'greatest CEO of all time' saying that this 'boy wonder' has shaped the very nature of our lives with his genius. It's all true, but here in Palo Alto, Steve Jobs isn't just an icon, he's also the guy who lives down the street." I like stories that put a human being behind a public figure. As much as I dislike Apple's recent policies, Jobs is still just a regular person, like all of us. It's easy to forget that when you're sitting behind a glass desk 4000 kilometres away.
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RE[2]: Just regular guys
by Fergy on Thu 1st Sep 2011 05:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Just regular guys"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

Actually you can, which was the point of my post. Not saying that every CEO is a nice guy, but it's possible to be a bastard at running your business, but not in your personal life. It's like the guy you play hockey with... dude might f**k you up on the ice rink, but then turn around and buy you a beer afterwords ;)

Have I known any CEOs like this? Not personally, but have associated with execs high up the food chain. They'll do some stuff at work which I would consider to be 'questionable', ethically speaking. But otherwise, great guys to hang out with.

You are what you act like. People that mostly see you act like a bastard find you a bastard. People that mostly see you act like a nice guy find you a nice guy. Most of the time I hear of Steve Jobs he is being an asshole so guess what he is.

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RE[3]: Just regular guys
by artemis_gordon on Thu 1st Sep 2011 05:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Just regular guys"
artemis_gordon Member since:
2011-09-01

Easy, guys.. I put my pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records

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RE[4]: Just regular guys
by Jondice on Thu 1st Sep 2011 06:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Just regular guys"
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2006-09-20

Thank you for the Walken quote.

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RE[3]: Just regular guys
by Hypnos on Thu 1st Sep 2011 14:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Just regular guys"
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2008-11-19

One needs to distinguish situational psychopathy and constitutional psychopathy. The Milgram and Stanford prison experiments shows that most people are capable of the former.

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