Thursday, October 06, 2011

John Markoff on Steve Jobs

John Markoff must have been determined to produce an obituary worthy of its subject. In the print edition of the NY Times, his tribute to Steve Jobs starts on a quarter of the front page and continues for a full page inside.

Markoff reminds us that Jobs was very much a child of the countercultural late 1960's and early 1970's. Some CEOs get to the top by going to Harvard. Steve went to India, sampled LSD and never looked quite right wearing a suit.

There are those of us who, like Steve Jobs, think Steward Brand's Whole Earth Catalog was the greatest paperback ever published. Keep that in mind when client-facing with older Boomers. Especially Californians.

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