metro: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were the two technology titans that defined a generation. For years Microsoft and Apple were the ultimate rivals and the founders of each company achieved legendary status.
While Steve Jobs sadly passed away in 2011, Bill Gates stepped away from Microsoft to focus on the philanthropic efforts of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Now Gates has spoken about the visionary creator of the Mac, iPhone and iPad in an interview with CNN, set to be broadcast in the States later this week.
According to a Bloomberg piece that got an early look at the interview, the billionaire said that Jobs was able to mesmerise people with his visions. ‘I was like a minor wizard because he would be casting spells, and I would see people mesmerized, but because I’m a minor wizard, the spells don’t work on me,’ Gates said.
The former Microsoft boss said he has yet to see anyone who can rival the late Apple co-founder ‘in terms of picking talent, hyper-motivating that talent, and having a sense of design of, ‘Oh, this is good.
This is not good.’’ Gates went on to say that it’s very easy for some leaders to ‘imitate the bad parts of Steve’ but what set Jobs apart was that ‘he brought some incredibly positive things along with that toughness.’ The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday as part of a segment on leadership inside CNN’s ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’ show.
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