The senior VP's chief weakness, writes Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, is his naked ambition
He's young (43). Comfortable on stage (played Sweeney Todd in high school). Has serious nerd credentials (Stanford, NeXT). Shares Steve Jobs' obsession with detail (keeps a jeweler's loupe in his office to check every pixel on every icon). And the division he heads -- mobile software -- drives nearly 70% of Apple's (AAPL) income.
"He's a sharp, down-to-earth, and talented MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2012 5:29 AM ET
He mapped out a strategy to rescue the failing merger on a whiteboard in 2003
After a long meeting with Steve Jobs last year about what the iPad would mean for publishers, Fortune's technology editor Stephanie Mehta -- known to her colleagues as "Stephanie Telephony" when she covered telecommunications -- remarked that Jobs was a surprisingly astute student of other people's businesses, including hers.
Case in point: A story Brent Schlender, who covered MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2011 7:05 AM ET
Among the highlights of the excerpt from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs in the current issue of Fortune is the story of how Jobs repaired Apple's (AAPL) relationship with Microsoft (MSFT) just in time to get Bill Gates to participate in his 1997 MacWorld keynote. Jobs waited until the end to introduce, after a dramatic pause, Apple's new partner and investor. Suddenly Gates' face appeared, to boos and catcalls, on a giant screen.
"That was my MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Fortune's Kindle book is a treasure trove of vintage Steve Jobs vignettes
"Contempt" is probably the word that best describes Steve Jobs' attitude toward the press. But he courts the publications he cares about, and over the years one of the magazines he courted most assiduously -- at least until a certain 2008 cover story -- was Fortune.
While at Apple (AAPL), NeXT, Pixar and Apple again, he gave Fortune's writers and editors MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2011 6:45 AM ET
What would the startup scene be like without the blog that currently animates it? A whole lot better, actually.
FORTUNE -- At TechCrunch's Disrupt conference earlier this year, Michael Arrington brought Arianna Huffington on stage and the two played "The Odd Couple" for 10 minutes. "How the hell did we both end up at AOL?" Arrington asked, musing on AOL's purchase of TechCrunch for a reported $25 million and The Huffington MOREChadwick Matlin - Sep 7, 2011 2:17 PM ET
How would you describe Steve Jobs in a sentence or two?
It's not as easy as you might think. In the 1:30 video below (and here), editors at Fortune and CNNMoney try to capture Apple's (AAPL) former CEO in 20 words or less.
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"Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that -- it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 26, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Six minutes on Jobs' legacy at Apple. A two-minute spotlight on Cook, the new CEO.
The video team at CNNMoney has produced two pieces to mark the changing of the guard at Apple (AAPL).
To reflect on Steve Jobs' legacy, I was invited to join a team from Fortune magazine that includes managing editor Andy Serwer, tech editor Stephanie Mehta, senior editor at large Adam Lashinsky and contributor Michael Copeland.
The piece on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2011 6:17 AM ET
Moves up from 59th place in 2010 based on boffo sales growth and return on investment
In what Barron's describes as "a tip of the hat" to the corporations that generated the most revenue growth and cash returns in recent years, the magazine moved Apple (AAPL) up 55 spots in its 13th annual ranking of America's 500 largest companies that aren't currently in bankruptcy.
"While such operating success might not generate immediate MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 7, 2011 12:31 PM ET
Adam Lashinsky's "Inside" story in the new issue of Fortune is packed with juicy revelations
After the simultaneous, and more-or-less disastrous, launch of the iPhone 3G and MobileMe in the summer of 2008 -- the launch one Gizmodo reader dubbed "iPocalypse" -- Steve Jobs summoned the MobileMe team to the Town Hall auditorium on Apple's (AAPL) Cupertino campus for an obscenity-laden dressing down. "You've tarnished Apple's reputation," he told them. "You MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 7, 2011 9:30 AM ET
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