Steve Jobs’s biography came out just few weeks ago and unveiled some interesting aspects from Apple’s genius co-founder.
Some quotes from Jobs made it to first pages all over the world. One of them related to Facebook and the help that Jobs gave to the new generation of Silicon Valley companies until the last months of his life.
I will continue to do that with people like Mark Zuckerberg, too,” Jobs said. “That’s how I’m going to spend part of the time I have left. I can help the next generation remember the lineage of great companies here and how to continue the tradition. The Valley has been very supportive of me. I should do my best to repay.
For one, Mark Zuckerberg now says he was advised by Jobs to polish Facebook’s focus and find the perfect management team. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Facebook’s CEO said that he “had a lot of questions” for Jobs, among them, “how to build a team around you that’s focused on building as high quality and good things as you are.”
Isaacson’s book revealed how much respects Jobs has for Zuckerberg for not selling out Facebook. The two of them also discussed “the aesthetics and kind of mission orientation of companies.”
And, the Zuckerberg puts one rumor to rest: Steve Jobs and Apple never had any plans to acquire Facebook.