WONER BOOKS – How Steve, the Apple founder, became a billionaire, author Steve Jobs wrote in a blog post for his eponymous publishing company.
Steve is also the founder of the podcast The Steve Jobs Show.
We caught up with the former Apple co-founder to find out more.
Recode: I know Steve is an amazing man.
He is one of the most influential people of all time, he’s also a brilliant storyteller, he is a brilliant communicator.
What is it about him that you admire so much?
Steve Jobs: I admire him a lot for his ability to change the world, for the way he created so many different products, for how he made the world more affordable.
He created an entire industry that helped the world be less dependent on oil, for example, and for creating the Internet.
I think he has a special ability to connect people and that’s why I love him.
Recode: How does Steve Jobs get away with being an outspoken figure in tech?
Steve, if you were in charge of Apple, how would you handle the news of a scandal like the one you’re talking about?
Steve: If I was in charge, I’d probably just say, “Hey, I’ll take it.
I’m in charge.”
But I think if you ask me, it’s just like any other company.
I don’t think there’s anything special about Apple.
I just think it’s the way that it works.
I was lucky enough to be a co-owner of the company, so if I had a company that wasn’t as successful as Apple, I don of course say, Yeah, it’ll all be OK.
You never know.
Recoding: How do you feel about being compared to Steve Jobs?
Steve is known for his strong character, his humility and his honesty.
I understand that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, but do you think he would feel the same way if he were to be in charge at Apple?
Steve has been compared to Jobs because he’s a billionaire.
I can’t think of anyone who’s been so successful in the history of humanity.
Jobs’ greatest achievements, you can only imagine.
Steve Jobs is the only person in history who has created so much in the last 30 years.
I love that he has achieved so much.
I would never compare him to him.
He’s the epitome of what we should all aspire to be, the definition of what it means to be human.
Recodes: So you’re saying that he’s not someone who’s ever been a villain, and you say he’s one of those guys that has always done the right thing?
Steve says, No, no, no.
He was always honest, he was always kind.
He always did the right things.
He has never done anything to me or anyone else that I don