[citation][nom]fball922[/nom]Don't get me wrong, I am not celebrating the death of Steve Jobs and I certainly understand why employees MIGHT be sorry to see him go. He also improved greatly on existing products...But I don't understand why so many people are so distraught that he is gone.I mean, wasn't he kind of an a-hole? He was known for ruthlessly going after employees who leaked information about products, and individuals who obtained those products. But what did he do outside of Apple that was so great? He was not a philanthropist. He did not do anything to give back or improve people's lives. I am not saying he SHOULD have, but isn't that how we usually measure the greatness of one's life (not to be confused with the value of one's life)?http
/www.washingtonpost.com/busi [...] story.htmlCondolences to his friends and families, but I don't understand all the fanfare.[/citation]
Name a CEO who isn't an a-hole or who isn't reported as being an a-hole? Are you asking what he did outside of business or outside of Apple? How do you know he didn't do anything to give back or improve people's lives? Just because he didn't advertise it? Even your link says that just because he didn't publicly give money away, that doesn't mean he wasn't philanthropic. I'm sure you praise Bill Gates for donating a billion or whatever and say he's so generous for donating around 2% of his wealth. I don't even care, I just like calling people out on their BS and hypocrisy.