Carol Bartz, The former CEO of Yahoo inc who has known Steve Jobs since 1980’s paid her condolence on the Death of Steve Jobs today.
It’s the ultimate sadness. First of all, it’s a young person who was revered, sometimes feared, but always revered. In a way, it’s kind of prophetic; everyone was hoping he could be on stage yesterday” during Apple’s iPhone announcement on Apple iPhone News. “He was a very special person, and he didn’t get to where he was by having people like him all the time. He got to where he was because he had a vision and a purpose. It’s easy to try and please everyone, but he kept to his principles.”
Ms. Bartz said she remembers when Mr. Jobs “chewed me out” on the phone in the mid-1990s after Autodesk, which develops computer-aided design software, decided to stop developing software for the Apple Mac computer platform. “I had to put the phone and walk to the other side of the room,” she said. “But that was his job.”