I won’t write an obituary for Steve Jobs. First of all, I didn’t know the man, never met him and never talked to him. Writing about him as a person would be pointless; letting his family, friends, colleagues and those that were closest to him talk about his character and life is a more appropriate tribute.
At least for the time being. The CEO is going on a mysterious, undisclosed medical leave (the 2nd in 2 years) while COO Tim Cook holds down the fort. The mere announcement of his leave caused Apple stocks to plunge 6.4% (in the European market as today the Stock Market is closed). Maybe he’ll go back to Flour+Water to grab a pizza while he’s off work?
It has been a big month for some of the Bay Area’s top movers and shakers. First, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Time Magazine’s person of the year. And now, the newspaper Financial Times has named Apple CEO Steve Jobs the most fascinating public figure this year.