Why Steve Jobs Enjoyed Being CEO

Posted January 23, 2013 at 10:18pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8594 views

Glenn Reid a former Apple employee talks about his experience working with Steve Jobs in a new blog posting. Reid worked with Jobs at NeXT but eventually left to work on his own startup. After Steve's return to Apple he was recruited to build iMovie 1.0.

In his post, Reid describes how product creation happens at Apple. Interestingly, he drops a tidbit about why Steve Jobs enjoyed being CEO.

Not only did he know and love product engineering, it's all he really wanted to do. He told me once that part of the reason he wanted to be CEO was so that nobody could tell him that he wasn't allowed to participate in the nitty-gritty of product design. He was right there in the middle of it. All of it. As a team member, not as CEO. He quietly left his CEO hat by the door, and collaborated with us. He was basically the Product Manager for all of the products I worked on, even though there eventually were other people with that title, who usually weren't allowed in the room :)

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Steven - January 26, 2013 at 5:07am
And now... Tom Cook is ruining everything this great man worked for
Ridgewalker - January 24, 2013 at 3:46pm
Who gives a rats arse about him. He's dead and buried. He most definitely regretting what he believed in right about now
WEARENEEDJAILBREAK!!!!! - January 23, 2013 at 10:31pm
He was genius!!!! Es fue era y sera un genio!!!!
Timmy O-Toole - January 23, 2013 at 10:23pm
Jobs was a genius on many levels. People who are too ignorant to see that will always be nothing more than average (at best) people themselves.
Steve?! - January 24, 2013 at 11:20am
Yeah yeah a true genois in threatening everyone with a "thermonuclear" war and even blackmailing others (Palm) to do illegal things. It's not said in vain: "there is a fine line between genius and insanity".
parnak - January 24, 2013 at 12:32pm
when insanity meets genius, you get people like him.. who are truly going to change the way you think..!! dumbass
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