check out official trailer of the Steve Jobs‘ movie starring Ashton Kutcher. the movie details Apple‘s Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
here are other intriguing details of Tim c/o gawker.com
Temperament: Calm, quiet — and deadly. His southern accent and “courtly demeanor” can disarm subordinates, and Cook never raises his voice, but his default frown and long, uncomfortable silent stares hint at the demanding leader underneath.
Work habits: Voracious. Cook is described as a workaholic who begins emailing his underlings at 4:30 am each morning and eschews Apple’s famously good cafes for an endless series of energy bars, which he’ll often devour during meetings. The COO prides himself on being the first into the office and the last one out.
Shortcomings: Cook is not known as a product visionary or for shepherding projects through Apple’s rigorous development pipeline.
Interests: Cook is a “fitness nut,” in the gym by 5 am, often on the hiking trail and even more often on his bike.
Social style: Cook is relatively withdrawn. A former college classmate described him as “not a real social person..”
Romantic interests: After Cook was profiled as a “lifelong bachelor” and “intensely private”
Signature look: Cook serves on Nike’s board, which is why you’ll see him sporting Nike shoes under his jeans around the Apple office.
see more [gawker.com]
a day after Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, his replacement Tim Cook, steps up reassuring Apple employees that the company shall maintain its course – forging ahead. check out his email c/o ars technica.
Steve Jobs, the main man behind Apple, has just filed his resignation and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.
last seen on Apple’s WWDC, Steve did not mention if the cause of his decision was his health (he was suffering from cancer and has been on on medical leave since january).
here’s steve’s resignation letter.
“To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
undoubtedly, Steve is the reason why Apple is the Apple we know today. he co-founded Apple in 1976 from his family’s garage with Steve Wozniak. due to some disagreements, he left Apple and returned in 1996 as consultant and in 2000 he took the CEO role permanently.
thought he really need to rest for now, who know he might be back soon! good luck to the next leadership team, lets see where Apple would go after this.
read more [money.cnn.com]
IT PINOYs got what they were expecting from this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference 2011 (WWDC 2011) with the launch of three main Apple product – Mac OS X Lion, iOS5, and the iCloud.
here’s some overview of iOS5 and iCloud as described by TechFastLunch&Dinner
- 33% thinner
- 15% lighter
- faster (dual core A5 chip)
- 2 cameras (facetime)
- uses smart cover
- 10-hour battery life
all IT PINOYs just say,
read more [macrumors.com]
you are probably well aware now that Steve Jobs have decided to step down as Apple’s CEO late last week. this prompted me to do some research about Steve Jobs as i’ve heard so many great (and not so great) stories about him.
in his 2005 Stanford commencement speech he best summarized his life in three stories: connecting the dots, about love & loss, and finally about death. one that struck me most and i hope my fellow IT PINOYs would always remember was what he said about life and love for work:
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”check out the complete speech [here] or watch and be amazed with the man behind Apple’s renaissance.