Fortune har rankat Apples vd Steve Jobs som den smartaste företagsledaren inom teknikbranschen. På andra plats hamnar Amazons Jeff Bezos.
Enligt tidningen Fortune • Jony Ive smartaste designer Tidningen tar upp Apples fantastiska utveckling sedan Jobs kom tillbaka som vd 1997. Man skriver bland annat:
”Rocking one industry could be luck, but upending four? That’s smart.
He is a visionary, a micromanager, and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays. And Jobs is a pop culture icon like no other business executive: An episode of The Simpsons a few years ago featured a Jobs-like character named Steve Mobs.”
Även Apples chefdesigner Jony Ive anses vara en klok kille, han är tidningens val som ”smartaste teknikdesigner”.
”As Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, Ive, 43, is an expert at manufacturing lust. Like his boss, he is a perfectionist who leads a small team working in near secrecy. Most Apple employees aren’t allowed in his studio. From the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad, his contributions have set the course not just for Apple but for design more broadly.”