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MacRumors
Nov 27, 2007, 09:37 AM
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Fortune magazine has ranked Steve Jobs as the most powerful person in business (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0711/gallery.power_25.fortune/index.html) in its annual ranking of the 25 most powerful people in business. Fortune also posts an article on The Power of Steve Jobs (http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/21/news/newsmakers/power_jobs.fortune/index.htm).

Of course, these types of rankings are very subjective. To support their ranking, Fortune points to Jobs' deep influence on not only the computer industry, but Hollywood, music, retailing, and wireless phones.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/11/27/steve-jobs-rated-most-powerful-businessperson/)



theheadguy
Nov 27, 2007, 09:39 AM
Congratulations Jobs!

Just need a bit more power to stop more music companies from pulling out of the iTMS.

deathshrub
Nov 27, 2007, 09:41 AM
Rock on, Steve

rubberduck007
Nov 27, 2007, 09:42 AM
Go Stevie, go Stevie, it's ya birthday... you da man...

sunfast
Nov 27, 2007, 09:45 AM
That's very interesting. Obviously Jobs commands a lot of power within Apple but I hadn't really considered his wider influence - which is of course increasing all the time.

samh004
Nov 27, 2007, 09:46 AM
Not a particularly good rating to have for future deals, as content providers will be much more wary now...

Rot'nApple
Nov 27, 2007, 09:47 AM
With this Newfound SuperHero Power, will Steve smite the evil powers or NBC/Universal???:D

apearlman
Nov 27, 2007, 09:47 AM
Poor Steve, now he can finally move past his insecurities and realize he has value.

In other words, does this guy need an ego boost? Ugh.

And lastly, kudos to Fortune for giving us the hard-hitting business journalism readers crave. Is this really any different from People's "Sexiest Man Alive" annual?

Thumbs down to everyone involved, including me for bothering to comment on this nonsense.

Ducky280
Nov 27, 2007, 09:48 AM
Liessssssssss

http://www.lookitsme.co.uk/404_me

Out 404 Frog is for the WIN!!! :D



p.s Weldon Steve - Gimme a job and i'll create you a Apple Flash Cartoon :)

Schtumple
Nov 27, 2007, 09:48 AM
2 negatives already, nice....

PlaceofDis
Nov 27, 2007, 09:49 AM
not surprising given his influence if so many areas. but i'd say most influential over more powerful.

bigpics
Nov 27, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Fortune magazine has ranked Steve Jobs as the most powerful person in business ("") in its annual ranking of the 25 most powerful people in business.

Gee, I hope Steve doesn't hear about this. You don't think this could go to his head, do you?

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Of course, these types of rankings are very subjective.


Unless Steve did them himself. Then I'm sure they're accurate.

Actually I got nothing. The man's more interesting by light years than any other biz guy in decades, runs an incredibly tight ship, and his life and actions are more fascinating than any of our current crop of politicians.

pubb
Nov 27, 2007, 09:52 AM
Not a particularly good rating to have for future deals, as content providers will be much more wary now...

Because executives were ignorant of this man called Jobs and his fruit company until Fortune clued them in.

longofest
Nov 27, 2007, 09:54 AM
Liessssssssss

http://www.lookitsme.co.uk/404_me

Out 404 Frog is for the WIN!!! :D



p.s Weldon Steve - Gimme a job and i'll create you a Apple Flash Cartoon :)

fixed

phalewhale
Nov 27, 2007, 09:54 AM
"with great power there must also come great responsibility"

Stang68
Nov 27, 2007, 09:57 AM
on great. Now macs are definitely going to have viruses written for them.

sportsnut
Nov 27, 2007, 09:58 AM
Way to go Steve :apple::apple::apple:

Consultant
Nov 27, 2007, 10:00 AM
on great. Now macs are definitely going to have viruses written for them.

No, a lot of hackers are using Macs because of Mac's stability, security, and ability to boot into multiple OS (Linux, Windows, UNIX = Mac OS), they prefer not to write viruses for macs at this time.

Good job for the recognition.... Go Steve!

egsaxy
Nov 27, 2007, 10:03 AM
is the apple world so void of news that this is all we get today? While I think Steve Jobs is powerful, and has his fingers in wide assortment of industries, I would not consider him the most powerful. Give Apple (and in turn SJ) about 5 years and then we can see how his scemes continue to play out and if he has the power. A bit premature if you ask me.

rnizlek
Nov 27, 2007, 10:04 AM
While I agree that Jobs is an increasingly powerful businessman, is he really the most powerful? I might say he is the most powerful in the consumer electronics or technology sector, but I really don't think you can compare CEOs across industries or market sectors.

TheSpecialist
Nov 27, 2007, 10:19 AM
I do so agree, GO STEVE!!!

quigleybc
Nov 27, 2007, 10:20 AM
Maybe he can use some of that super power to bring the iPhone to friggin Canada already....:rolleyes:

Mike Teezie
Nov 27, 2007, 10:21 AM
He has power over everyone except Intel.

He can't seem to get Penryn processors any faster than anyone else. :D

BKKbill
Nov 27, 2007, 10:23 AM
What a difference a decade makes zero to ?????

ErikAndre
Nov 27, 2007, 10:24 AM
Bravo Steve. :D

iSee
Nov 27, 2007, 10:29 AM
I've gotta say, I'm pretty impressed.

I mean, I knew he was a visionary business leader, and all.

But it's hard for me to think of him bench pressing a lot.

It would be interesting to see how he could do in one of those "Strongman" competitions. Arm wrestling Bill Gates, and a bunch of Suits is one thing, but I wonder how he'd do lifting those 600lb stones, etc.

Kwill
Nov 27, 2007, 10:35 AM
So much power even after changing product line from PowerMac to MacBook and Mac Pro.

ilogic
Nov 27, 2007, 10:37 AM
Bravo Steve. :D

I didn't know he got standing ovations at other peoples companies.. people love him what can we say. I didn't know much about apple or steve jobs before switching but after i did, that name was just part of the products and conversations I would have... theres only a few peices of hardware that happens with... michael dell perhaps?.. of course big baller bill gates... and in comparison with those guys steve gets the love i think.. he's an icon. :)

freediverdude
Nov 27, 2007, 10:38 AM
Yeah, true, since.....dare I say his name..... Bill Gates *waits for slap in the face* .....since Mr. Gates doesn't have an active role anymore, and Ballmer doesn't seem to have nearly as much influence, I guess the crown goes to Steve for now.

Hmac
Nov 27, 2007, 10:40 AM
Wow! He's even more powerful than Michael Dell? Amazing.:rolleyes:

mozmac
Nov 27, 2007, 10:41 AM
He's learned a lot over the years and it appears that his power will continue to grow. I just hope that will still listen to consumers, especially the Mac faithful. Apple TV DVR, iPhone SDK, PowerBook G5....

Unspeaked
Nov 27, 2007, 10:48 AM
Where's Rupert Murdoch on this list? I would put him ahead of Jobs.

I'd probably put Barry Diller ahead of him, too.

Of course, I'm not Forbes so it doesn't matter, anyway! :)

Peace
Nov 27, 2007, 10:53 AM
Murdoch is number 2.

After reading the article I can see why they would vote him #1..The man's done a lot in business over the past 30 years.He's pretty much changed the landscape in several areas.Now it seems like when he comes out with one of his "really cool" products , others in the industry follow..

He is a leader.

ilogic
Nov 27, 2007, 10:57 AM
Yeah, true, since.....dare I say his name..... Bill Gates *waits for slap in the face* .....since Mr. Gates doesn't have an active role anymore, and Ballmer doesn't seem to have nearly as much influence, I guess the crown goes to Steve for now.

*slaps you in the face* :p

powermac_daddy
Nov 27, 2007, 10:57 AM
wooo, big deal. who cares

Darkroom
Nov 27, 2007, 11:10 AM
Poor Steve, now he can finally move past his insecurities and realize he has value.

In other words, does this guy need an ego boost? Ugh.

And lastly, kudos to Fortune for giving us the hard-hitting business journalism readers crave. Is this really any different from People's "Sexiest Man Alive" annual?

Thumbs down to everyone involved, including me for bothering to comment on this nonsense.

honest to god... they should have steve jobs on the front cover smoking a cigar in an armani, with some broad (or two) on his arms, on a yacht, sporting a sexy smerk and guccis

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/geoff_mattie/sexysteve.jpg

who can resist that san francisco mustache?! SEX SEX SEX!

ilogic
Nov 27, 2007, 11:20 AM
honest to god... they should have steve jobs on the front cover smoking a cigar in an armani, with some broad (or two) on his arms, on a yacht, sporting a sexy smerk and guccis


tacky. give him his own fragrance... :D

Orng
Nov 27, 2007, 12:04 PM
I almost cared, and then I started cleaning out my spam filter, and found one from "Kermit P. Underlying"

Now that's frikkin' funny.

What were we talking about?

Unspeaked
Nov 27, 2007, 12:06 PM
Murdoch is number 2.

After reading the article I can see why they would vote him #1..The man's done a lot in business over the past 30 years.He's pretty much changed the landscape in several areas.Now it seems like when he comes out with one of his "really cool" products , others in the industry follow..

He is a leader.

You're quite right, he's very influential and has become the de-facto trendsetter in the business world, I just don't think he has as much influence over content as the people I'd named, and that seems to be where a lot of the power and control is rooted in nowadays...

MidiMonk
Nov 27, 2007, 12:06 PM
congrats Mr. Jobs, before the power gets corrupting (ala B. Gates) fix these MBP issues please:D:apple:

mcarnes
Nov 27, 2007, 12:38 PM
Not bad for a hippie.

tuneman07
Nov 27, 2007, 12:39 PM
I had to laugh on this post. I have read so many "lets beat the S out of Bill Gates" threads now Steve Jobs is Mr. Powerful and its a good thing. I can't wait to buy my first Mac but I think I am seeing this famed "fanboy" stuff I keep hearing about. Lets be honest here at least the man is just like every other huge corporate megaman but with a "hip" image. Hopefully his computers really are as good as I hear though.

Prof.
Nov 27, 2007, 12:50 PM
Steve Jobs is one of a kind and truly is an American icon.:apple:

Now we need Apple to enter the gaming industry with the iGame or the iBox or the iSomething :p

IJ Reilly
Nov 27, 2007, 01:32 PM
No wonder he doesn't return my phone calls.

twoodcc
Nov 27, 2007, 01:48 PM
good for steve :)

Pandaboots
Nov 27, 2007, 01:50 PM
hmm...most powerful? nah I'd say any CEO involved with gas right now has the power. No mater how much they charge us, we still buy. In fact demand just keeps going up. Jobs couldn't raise the price of his products like that and expect to make a profit. Hell, when he gives us a discount everyone bitches, so imagine a price increase....disaster

MACsimus19
Nov 27, 2007, 02:37 PM
This article means one thing and one thing only...

POWERBOOK G5's at the next MacWorld!!!

morespce54
Nov 27, 2007, 02:50 PM
on great. Now macs are definitely going to have viruses written for them.

No, it's too late...
Because hackers will now feeeaaar the mighty Steve-O...
Muhaaaaaa hahaaaaaa!;)

bluedevil14
Nov 27, 2007, 03:31 PM
way to go steve!

digitalbiker
Nov 27, 2007, 03:37 PM
No wonder he doesn't return my phone calls.

He's been ignoring his emails as well. If this keeps up, he's gone from my christmas card list!

MacsRgr8
Nov 27, 2007, 03:54 PM
Not bad for a hippie.

LOL... something tells me he has stopped smoking crack... :p

IJ Reilly
Nov 27, 2007, 04:05 PM
LOL... something tells me he has stopped smoking crack... :p

He's probably also stopped beating his wife.

Orng
Nov 27, 2007, 04:49 PM
Not bad for a hippie.

You've changed, man! It used to be about the music!

Wild-Bill
Nov 27, 2007, 07:30 PM
He needs to wield some of that influence over the Mac Pro team and spit out an updated Mac Pro like YESTERDAY. :mad:

mcarnes
Nov 28, 2007, 02:14 PM
He's probably also stopped beating his wife.

To be beaten by the almighty Steve is an honor.

MisterK
Nov 28, 2007, 09:57 PM
I've been reading up on Steve Jobs. Incredible, really. Many people might not know that Mr Jobs was adopted. I've heard people use that as a crutch. It's incredible what he's done. Apple, NEXT, Pixar, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone. I know there were many other talented people involved in all these ventures, but Steve was a rallying point, and anyone else would consider themselves successful to be at the helm of any one of these companies. He doesn't just run a computer company: he runs THE computer company. Not just an mp3 player, but THE mp3 player. THE online music store. THE hottest phone. THE hottest animation studio. Disney is on the decline and Pixar is very much on the way up. I'd say he's very deserving of this honour.

joosteggink
Nov 29, 2007, 10:06 AM
no suprice at all ;)

John Musbach
Dec 1, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Fortune magazine has ranked Steve Jobs as the most powerful person in business (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0711/gallery.power_25.fortune/index.html) in its annual ranking of the 25 most powerful people in business. Fortune also posts an article on The Power of Steve Jobs (http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/21/news/newsmakers/power_jobs.fortune/index.htm).

Of course, these types of rankings are very subjective. To support their ranking, Fortune points to Jobs' deep influence on not only the computer industry, but Hollywood, music, retailing, and wireless phones.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/11/27/steve-jobs-rated-most-powerful-businessperson/)

This is pretty impressive, I fully expected Bill Gates to have had this spot