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  1. 1. Indiatimes | The Times of India | The Economic Times | More Like 1M | Log In | Join | ADVERTISEMENT The Times of India Hardware Home City India World Business Tech Sports Entertainment Life & Style Women Hot on the Web NRI Photos Times Now Videos LIVE TV News Personal Tech Careers Enterprise IT Social Media TechToonSoftware & Services Hardware Internet Telecom Movements OutsourcingYou are here: Home » Tech » News » HardwareSteve Jobs advised Google CEO against becomingMicrosoftBloomberg | Oct 24, 2011, 10.37AM IST Samsung Galaxy T ab 750 : - Get latest Samsung Galaxy Tab with Full HD Playback & Video Recording Ads by Google Article CommentsRead More: Walter Isaacson | Tim Cook | Steve Jobs | Smartphones | Microsoft | Mark Zuckerberg | LarryPage | Jonathan Ive | Google | Eric Schmidt | Apple SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc co-founder Steve 1 0 0 0 Jobs urged Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page to sharpen the companys focus and Recommend cut products that put it at risk of becoming like LATEST NEWS Microsoft Corp, according to a biography of IN THIS SECTION ENTIRE WEBSITE Jobs. Did Jobs steal the Jonathan Ives limelight? While Jobs was a vigorous competitor, he also LGs new phone aims to beat Apple, Samsung came to view himself as an elder statesman with Steve Jobs was not warm and fuzzy: Biograph a responsibility for giving advice to Googles Page, Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg and » MORE FROM THIS S other emerging technology executives, according to "Steve Jobs," an authorized biography by Walter Isaacson and published by CBS Corps Simon & Schuster. It goes on sale October 24. Google CEO Larry Page The Worlds Largest Matrimonial Servic"I described the blocking and tackling he would have to do to keep the company from getting Looking for Ageflabby or being larded with B players," Jobs said of the meeting with Page this year in his living Bride 18 - 24room. "Figure out what Google wants to be when it grows up. Its now all over the map. What arethe five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because theyre dragging you down.Theyre turning you into Microsoft." Best Matches | Most Responses | Fully SecurePage, a co-founder of Google, sought the advice earlier this year, soon after he was namedsuccessor to Eric Schmidt. The Times of IndiaJobs told Isaacson that his first impulse was to refuse the request. Jobs had grown incensed over Like 1,450,213Googles foray into smartphones, a market Apple entered in 2007 with the iPhone. Jobs thenreflected on how Hewlett-Packard Co co-founder William Hewlett had helped him earlier in hiscareer.Jobs said he intended to advise other executives in the succeeding months.Zuckerbergs generation "I will continue to do that with people like Mark Zuckerberg, too,"Jobs said. "Thats how Im going to spend part of the time I have left. I can help the next MOST POPULARgeneration remember the lineage of great companies here and how to continue the tradition. TheValley has been very supportive of me. I should do my best to repay." Jobs died on October5. READ COMMENTED SHARED IN THIS SECTION | ENTIRE WEBSITEThe biography, based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs, also gives fresh insight into theexecutives early interaction with Tim Cook, who later succeeded him as CEO and is now running Steve Jobs was not warm and fuzzy: Biographthe worlds most valuable technology company. Steve Jobs got the last laugh everytime
  2. 2. the worlds most valuable technology company. Steve Jobs got the last laugh everytime Tablet sales: Android gains at iPads expenseCook, after joining Apple Inc in 1998, quickly gained the trust of Jobs, who had recently takenback control of the company. Jobs initially oversaw supply chain after he returned to Apple in Tim Cook has same vison as me: Steve Jobs1997 following a 12-year hiatus. By turning that responsibility over to Cook, Jobs was able tofocus on product vision and broader strategy, instead of the nitty-gritty of manufacturing andpurchasing the parts needed to build a growing array of products. VIDEOSConfidence in Ive "I trusted him to know exactly what to do," Jobs told Isaacson. "He had thesame vision I did, and we could interact at a high strategic level and I could just forget about a lotof things unless he came and pinged me." Pak releases AgniveshsThe book, purchased by Bloomberg, also highlights the central role played by Jonathan Ive, Army charges helicopter baselesssenior vice president of industrial design. Jobs considered Ive, who goes by Jony, his "spiritualpartner" who was vital to product development, according to the book. Jobs said he set up Appleso that nobody could tell Ive what to do."He understands what we do at our core better than anyone," Jobs said of Ive. "If I had a spiritualpartner at Apple, its Jony."Jobs said he and Ive typically dreamed up Apple products, often having lunch together and Citycollaborating on designs in Ives studio at Apples Cupertino, California, campus. Cook, the son Woman raped at Delhi hotelof a shipyard worker, oversaw Apple during Jobss three medical leaves as he battled a rare form Man suspects wife of two-timing, kills herof cancer that eventually claimed his life. 5-yr-old abducted, raped in JaipurJobs on mission When Jobs came back from his first medical leave in 2004, he was "on a Indiamission," Cook told Isaacson. Kalam as Kudankulam pacifier? Anti-Nuclear plant stir hits Kudankulam econo"Even though he was now running a large company he kept making bold moves that I dont thinkanybody else would have done," Cook said. Land grab case filed against Great Khali WorldWhen Jobs hired Cook away from Compaq Computer, Jobs was pressing the company to buildso-called just-in-time factories, where products are built as orders come in, limiting the amount Bizarre Karzai bats for Pakistanof inventory sits on shelves, which can hurt financial results. Tunisians vote in first free elections British univerity shuts over degree row"I knew what I wanted and I met Tim, and he wanted the same thing," Jobs said. SportsCook sliced the number of key Apple suppliers to 24 from 100 and persuaded them to cut better India register another win over Englandfinancial deals or risk losing Apples business, according to the book. He also closed 10 of the Formula One: Drive fast and drive safecompanys 19 warehouses to limit where inventory could build up. By September 1998, Cook had Aaron arrives in quick time in Indiacut inventory down to six days, from about a month.Cook avoids limelight Cook, who majored in industrial engineering at Auburn University andearned a masters of business administration from Duke University, said he knew within fiveminutes of meeting with Jobs that he wanted to work for Apple."My intuition told me that joining Apple would be a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for acreative genius," Cook said. "Engineers are taught to make a decision analytically, but there aretimes when relying on gut or intuition is most indispensable."The book paints a picture of Cook as someone who thrived under Jobs because he was calm anddecisive, while shunning the limelight."Some people resent the fact that Steve gets credit for everything, but Ive never given a rats a**about that," Cook said. "Frankly speaking, Id prefer my name never be in the paper." Anotherkey to Cooks success was learning when and how to disagree with Jobs."I realized very early on that if you didnt express your opinion, he would mow you down," Cooksaid. "He takes contrary positions to create more discussion, because it may lead to a betterresult. So if you dont feel comfortable disagreeing, then youll never survive." Hot on the WebWhile handling day-to-day operations while Jobs was away for a liver transplant in 2009, Cook Hot video: Girls sesaid during a conference call that Apple would thrive whoever is at the helm. When he heard the bedroom moves!remarks, Jobs didnt know whether to be "proud or hurt that it might be true," Isaacson wrote. MJs secrets revealed by friend
  3. 3. MJs secrets revealed by friendWhen Jobs returned from getting his transplant in Memphis that year, Ive and Cook met him at Spotted: Pregnant Celina Jaitleythe airport. Watch: Sofia Hayats hot bikini shoot » More from Hot On ThSteve Jobs Passed Away - Who He Was, What He Did And How He Did It. Here Is His Story. iPad 2 - 85% Off - The last iPad 2 sold for Rs. 13.21 Buy yours now! Free Shipping. Shop Mobile 58888 NRI SOLUTIONS Ads by Google Diwali SweetsDo you like this story? Post a Comment Send One Follow this topic person @timesofindia · 201K followers » Did Jobs steal Jonathan Ives Sponsored Links limelight? » India Bengali News » Booking to India » India Air Fare » Timesof India There are no comments on this article yet. » India Ticket Why dont you post one? Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive. Your comment Characters remaining (3000) To post this comment you must log in. Log In/Connect with: More Login Options or Fill in your details: Name Email Will be displayed Will not be displayed Location Will be displayed Share this Comment: Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Please answer this simple math question. 5+3=More inside The Times of India CITY INDIA WORLD BUSINESS TECHTOIHOME Woman raped at Delhi hotel AICC team to submit report Bizarre Karzai bats for Sensex climbs 300 points in Google eyeing Yahoo: Rep to Sonia on Arunachal crisis Pakistan early trade Man suspects wife of two- Did Jobs steal the Jonatha timing, kills her Tunisians vote in first free Tata, Woolworths end 5-year Ives limelight? » MORE FROM INDIA elections partnership 5-yr-old abducted, raped in LGs new phone aims to be Jaipur British univerity shuts over Discounts, promotions drive Apple, Samsung degree row up sales Youth held for making porn 5 cool Twitter hacks CD Jindal re-elected governor Govt eyes stake sale in L&T, ITC, Axis
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