The Gates Opinion
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates grew to respect Jobs. In 2007, during a joint interview with the Apple chief at the D5 conference Gates commended Jobs for creating the first mass market PC, the Apple II.
Jobs, on the other hand, didn't return the favor. In Isaacson's book, Jobs called Gates "unimaginative" and someone who "shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas," according to the Huffington Post. Jobs even said Gates was more comfortable in philanthropy, because of his lack of imagination. Ouch.
Jobs To Obama: Let Me Sell You
Apple is often admired for its advertising campaigns, and Jobs apparently offered to lend his marketing genius to President Obama by creating ads for his 2012 re-election campaign. The Apple chief made the same offer to the Obama campaign in 2008, but the partnership led nowhere after friction developed between Jobs and Obama's then-chief strategist David Axelrod.
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