If you have ever tried to accomplish anything you know being an a-hole is part of the package.
Bullshit. And even when if it were true - is it admirable?
Maybe a little considering how much pompous naysayers tend to keep creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box progress at bay. Sometimes you got to break a few stubborn eggheads to make an omelet.
For all the accounts that Jobs was a jerk, there’s many more that says he was actually a good guy to deal with. Jobs got shit on quite a bit for some of his forward thinking and I’m sure he got sick of it. In the end, he got proven right on many things over time that the crowd vociferously and pompously said was crazy-talk. From the iPod to Flash… he got a ration of shit from people left and right. After a while, I imagine many people get tired of it and certainly aren’t going to put up with it within their own ranks. People get fired in business. Deal with it. Cope.
My problem with Steve Jobs isn’t bitterly (and perhaps jealously) based upon my own self-righteous personal qualms fueled by presumptions of his personal life.
Just like Bill Gates, the aspects of Jobs I don’t like are verifiable. For example, he was a megalomaniac and I do think that was a horrible shame for many reasons. Anyway… overall, I think many of these very personal attacks against his personal life often says more about his attackers than it does about Steve Jobs.
I think if slave owners get to be on our currency, then Steve Jobs gets to be on a stamp. Plus, I’m throughly enjoying all the indignant anger from Microsoft fanbois.