Steve Jobs was the master in casting spells to prevent Apple from dying: Bill Gates
WASHINGTON: Steve Jobs he was a master in casting spells to keep employees motivated and working long hours, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates He said, how he praised the afternoon Apple The incredible leadership style of the CEO who helped the company that was on its way to death to become one of the most valuable firms.
Jobs, the former Apple CEO who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, was an example of "don't do this at home" in his style of leadership, the billionaire philanthropist said.
I was like a minor magician because he was casting spells, and I saw hypnotized people, but since I am a minor magician, the spells do not work with me, said Gates, the second richest person in the world.
I still do not know anyone who, in terms of talent selection, that motivates that talent, can match it.
It brought some incredibly positive things along with that toughness, Gates said.
Jobs was a singular case, he said, where Apple was on a path to die and goes on to become the most valuable company in the world.
Since the death of Jobs, the leadership of the company has been addressed to the current CEO Tim Cook.
Gates was interviewed by a news channel for a leadership program.
When asked about his own leadership style, Gates, who had his own reputation for being tough on people, said: Apart from a DOJ statement I gave, no one said that when I went out to talk to the press or customers . that I was rude or abrupt or ordered.
Gates was referring to his deposition before the Department of Justice when it had sued Microsoft.
Inside Microsoft, We were pretty tough on each other ... sometimes that went too far, Gates said.