New book softens image of Apple’s Steve Jobs

When Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs came out in October 2011 — less than three weeks after Jobs’ death — it crystallized many popularly held perceptions of the Apple co-founder. Yes, Jobs was brilliant. And yes, Jobs also could be a bastard. Isaacson’s book contained numerous examples of Jobs’ cruel behavior, such as verbally […]

The last days of Steve Jobs

“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography about the late Apple CEO, sheds new light on his conversations with peers, colleagues and friends during the last weeks and days before he died. The book, in stores Tuesday, is based on in-depth interviews with leaders in the technology and entertainment business and Apple executives who worked closely […]

6 things about Steve Jobs from new book

“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography of the late Apple CEO, goes on sale Tuesday. The book, by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli, is being billed as a comprehensive portrait of one of the most famous CEOs in history. Apple executives have praised the book in recent weeks, calling it a more accurate portrayal of […]

Tim Cook: Steve Jobs wasn’t a ‘greedy, selfish egomaniac’

Steve Jobs might not have been such a bad guy, after all. He was “kind, patient, and human,” says Tim Cook, who is trying to dispel the tainted image of his former boss as some kind of jerk. “[Jobs] cared deeply about things,” said Cook, in the latest excerpt from “Becoming Steve Jobs,” an upcoming […]

5 highest paying jobs for military vets

In some fields, having military service under your belt offers a real leg up — both career wise and financially. As new data from PayScale recently found, veterans are at least twice as likely as civilians to hold certain high paying jobs in industries like national security, technology and transportation. Here are the five veteran-heavy […]

Tim Cook tried to give Steve Jobs his liver

In 2009, when Steve Jobs was in his final years, dying of cancer, Tim Cook offered his boss a piece of his liver. That’s according to an excerpt of an upcoming biography on the Apple founder, “Becoming Steve Jobs.” Several excerpts were published in Fast Company this week. Cook, concerned about Jobs’ frail condition, went […]

Apple Watch is the first new gadget since Steve Jobs

This is a big moment for Apple. The Apple Watch is the company’s first new gadget in five years — and its first since Steve Jobs died. Sure, its founder’s DNA is engrained in the company’s design approach. But truthfully, Apple didn’t start developing its smartwatch until Jobs was already gone. The pressure is on […]

Tesla cuts jobs after weak China sales

Tesla just can’t catch a break in China. The company has suffered through a trademark dispute, and still faces an uphill battle convincing Chinese consumers to switch to electric cars. Now, after disappointing sales in China, the firm is scaling back its staff. Tesla has been cutting jobs since early this year as part of […]

Where the jobs are now

Getting a job in America is a lot easier now. The economy has added nearly 3.3 million jobs in the past year. In February alone, 295,000 jobs were created — beating expectations soundly. And it gets even better: the U.S. has been adding jobs in many industries — another sign that things are moving in […]

Jobs Day circus is back

It’s the circus that comes to town once a month: Jobs Day. On the first Friday of each month, the Labor Department releases its jobs report detailing the unemployment rate and other economic data. As soon as that report is released at 8:30 a.m., pundits, economists, White House officials and congressional staffers leap into action. […]

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