Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was named CEO of the decade by Fortune magazine for his success in developing and reshaping the dynamics of four industries – computers, music, movies and mobile.
He single handedly saved Apple by creating a revolution in the online music industry, created a winning model for the smart phone, lead his previous company Pixar to dominate graphics and animation. Pixar was sold to Disney in 2006 for $ 7.5 billion.
He was often called a showman, a born salesman, a magician and a perfectionist.
Faced with bankruptcy a few short years ago Apple now has 34,000 employees worldwide and is valued at over $170 billion.
We had featured Steve Jobs Standford Commencement Speech in 2005 on this blog a few months ago. This is the best fourteen minutes of time you can invest to understand the mindset of a visionary.