Major magazines still convey a fair bit of weight, so Fortune Magazine naming Jobs as CEO of the Decade is significant. And warranted. Back in 1989, I read the book “West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer” by Frank Rose. It told the story of how Apple Computer, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs inspired teams of people at Apple to create their “insanely great” products in the 80s, only to be kicked out of the company in 1985.
In 1992, I asked my friend asked Gary Davis of the Madison Macintosh Users Group, “Do you think Steve Jobs will ever come back?”
Five years later, Jobs was back, and transformed Apple and the computer industry. And the movie business. And the music business. And the telecom business.