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Jobs voted The Chronicle 200\'s CEO of the year

updated 08:40 am EDT, Mon May 3, 2004

Jobs: CEO of the year

Steve Jobs has been voted "because he excelled at running two companies [Apple and Pixar]: "To be sure, there were other chief executives whose companies produced more-stellar financial results last year than Apple and Pixar, which, if combined, would still rank 15th on The Chronicle 200 list. Intel's Craig Barrett, for example, oversaw a company that again led The Chronicle 200 with $176.4 billion in market cap, a hefty 65 percent gain from the previous year. Carly Fiorina helped Hewlett-Packard boost revenue by 18.4 percent to capture the No. 2 spot with $74.7 billion in sales."




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  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Just to save time...

    ...lets assume this suffices for the dozen or so comments that will claim Jobs doesn't deserve this because he:
    (1) has a plane
    (2) didn't make an ipod that cost $19.95
    (3) didn't make an ipod that paints your house
    (4) only upgrades hardware when the underlying technology is proven and available

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    You forgot

    (5) Leaves the OS X finder as a POS while giving us retarded apps like iCal.

  1. Simon

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    you also forgot

    (6) Didn't switch to Intel after the G4
    (7) Doesn't offer a headless iMac
    (8) Doesn't compete with Dell in the $399 market

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Don't forget

    price/performance ratio too high.

  1. Simon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    some more came to mind

    (10) spends too much effort on the iPod instead of the Mac
    (11) spends too much effort on the Mac instead of the iPod
    (12) doesn't offer a 200GB iPod with audio-in
    (13) doesn't sell an Apple PDA smartphone

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