Steve Jobs was one of the most influential and successful businessmen of all time, and produced several innovative products that forever rocked the technology industry, hand-crafting a company that would later give birth to one of the most significant technology-related social movements ever.
Fortune Magazine has taken note of Steve Jobs’ legendary career, and has honored Jobs by declaring him the greatest entrepreneur of our time, topping out 11 other wildly successful businessmen, including Microsoft c0-founder Bill Gates.
Though he could be abusive and mean-spirited to people who threw themselves into their work on his behalf, Steve Jobs has been our generation’s quintessential entrepreneur. Visionary. Inspiring. Brilliant. Mercurial.
Perhaps the most astonishing fact about Jobs was his view that market research and focus groups only limited your ability to innovate. Asked how much research was done to guide Apple when he introduced the iPad, Jobs famously quipped, “None. It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want. It’s hard for [consumers] to tell you what they want when they’ve never seen anything remotely like it.
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