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The rock star of Corporate America Steve Jobs named CEO of the Decade
MarketWatch ^ | December 8, 2010 | By Russ Britt

Posted on 12/08/2010 8:41:40 PM PST by Swordmaker

Steve Jobs has catapulted Apple to the top of the tech heap

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Steve Jobs is known as both mercurial and visionary, part rock-star CEO and part master salesman, a meticulous micromanager who can drive his employees to distraction — and one of the most important figures in American industry in the past half-century.

Jobs’s tenure as the chief executive at Apple Inc. during the past 10 years is well-documented. After pulling his own company back from the brink of bankruptcy before the decade started, he almost single-handedly went on to save the recording industry with the iPod and iTunes.

He revolutionized handheld devices and touch-screen technology with the iPhone. And he may well usher in a post-PC era of computing with his latest gadget, the iPad.

How Apple's Jobs won CEO of the Decade honors

For leading a triumphant surge to the top of the tech world, developing game-changing computers and devices and unleashing a stellar return for investors, Steve Jobs was named MarketWatch's CEO of the Decade. Stacey Delo reports.

“The resurrection of Apple is just the most astounding story that’s probably happened in business in at least a decade — you might be able to go further and say it’s a half-century,” says Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies, a technology-industry think tank. “It’s on par with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell in terms of its total impact.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; ceo; manoftheyear; topten
"Jobs’s legacy stretches back several decades and includes the development of a few more groundbreaking innovations from his first go-round at Apple in the 1970s and ’80s: the Apple II, the Mac and elaborate computer graphics, to name a few. Along with being likened to Edison and Bell, comparisons with such captains of industry as Walt Disney — of whose namesake company Jobs would later become the biggest individual shareholder — spring to mind for many."

"And he has driven Apple to the top of the heap in technology. The company ranks No. 1 in the sector in market cap at $285 billion. That’s greater than longtime rival Microsoft Corp. , whose value today stands at around $220 billion. Investors who plunked down $1,000 on Apple stock at the end of 2000 would have seen it grow to nearly $43,000 by the end of the decade."

"With Jobs’s mantras of putting the customer first and of desiring nothing more than to make great products ruling the day at Apple, consumers have been as delighted as investors. For the Apple faithful, the decade was a virtual orgy of technological wonderment, marked by marvel after marvel, alongside several inventions that rewrote the books."

For those reasons and more, Jobs has been named MarketWatch’s CEO of the Decade.

There's a lot more in the full article HERE.

1 posted on 12/08/2010 8:41:47 PM PST by Swordmaker
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Steve Jobs named MarketWatch CEO of the Decade—PING

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2 posted on 12/08/2010 8:45:26 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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Well I have to agree that Steve Jobs is the CEO of the decade. I only wish I had the foresight to invest heavily in Apple back in 2000. Instead, back in 2000, I had Apple written off as a doomed company and if the FR archive search goes back that far, you might catch some posts from me saying so.

From the introduction of the iPod in 2001 to the present, I am simply in awe of what this company has achieved.

3 posted on 12/08/2010 8:54:54 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Swordmaker

A three-letter word!


4 posted on 12/08/2010 8:55:41 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: Swordmaker

He is.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 9:21:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SamAdams76

Yes we are all in awe of new toy’s . Rock Star , very funny .


6 posted on 12/08/2010 9:36:32 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: SamAdams76
I only wish I had the foresight to invest heavily in Apple back in 2000. Instead, back in 2000, I had Apple written off as a doomed company and if the FR archive search goes back that far, you might catch some posts from me saying so.

I have been a Mac user since about 1990, but there was a period when I felt they were doomed, despite the superior way they worked.

I just wish I had the courage to buy in at 20 instead of at 40.

7 posted on 12/08/2010 9:46:25 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: SamAdams76
I only wish I had the foresight to invest heavily in Apple back in 2000. Instead, back in 2000, I had Apple written off as a doomed company and if the FR archive search goes back that far, you might catch some posts from me saying so.

I have been a Mac user since about 1990, but there was a period when I felt they were doomed, despite the superior way they worked.

I just wish I had the courage to buy in at 20 instead of at 40.

8 posted on 12/08/2010 9:46:25 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Swordmaker
“The resurrection of Apple is just the most astounding story that’s probably happened in business in at least a decade — you might be able to go further and say it’s a half-century,” says Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies, a technology-industry think tank. “It’s on par with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell in terms of its total impact.”

LOL, wipe your mouth, Roger.

9 posted on 12/08/2010 10:28:10 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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