Steve Jobs named “CEO of the Decade” by Fortune

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.

With that in mind, I find the photo gallery of rare photos of Jobs quite interesting. The last picture is classic Jobs. I read about his poised-finger pose in “West of Eden” — and there it was again!

Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.