CNBC Recognizes Steve Jobs as Most Influential Business Leader in the Past 25 Years

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    To commemorate its launch in 1989, CNBC today ranked the most influential business and financial leaders from the past 25 years. Topping the list in the number one spot is Apple's own "iVisionary" Steve Jobs.

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    Steve Jobs was recognized by CNBC not only for his work at Apple, but also for his influence on the wider culture both in business and in people's personal lives.
    When assembling the list, the editorial board at CNBC focused on business, eliminating politicians and government leaders from its top 25. They considered only those business men and women who were transformative both in their own field and beyond. Though most are well-known billionaires, the list was not based on personal financial success or popularity.
    Also included on the list are other notable technology leaders including Microsoft's Bill Gates at number two, Amazon's Jeff Bezos at number five, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at number eight and Google's trio of Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, who collectively share the number four spot.

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    Well thank you CNBC.
    :apple:
     
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    Steve still lives on...
     
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    Fantastic visionary. :apple:
     
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    I think even the haters can't honestly deny that he was a great visionary and had a huge influence on the tech industry.
     
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    I thought it would have been John Scully for sure. :roll eyes:

    Steve was the obvious winner… he defined what we take for granted today.
     
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    Yeah Steve was a no-brainer. Lots of other technology CEOs in the top 25 too. I guess other fields are just not as sexy.
     
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    Great lider.

    However, he was far from being Apple's biggest strength. Steve's accomplishment was making Ive, Cook and others work together and give their best to Apple.
     
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    Well done Steve :apple:
     
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    I don't care for him as a person, but as a business man I have great respect.

    I admire how much effort and focus he put into the small details like font spacing or menubar color. Those were the reasons I made the switch to Apple.
     
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    Yup, the most influential business leader that I admire.
    well him and also bill gates.
     
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    My iPhone is on my desk six inches from my right hand.
     
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    Steve Ballmer and Tim Cook didn't even make the top 25. Even Carl Icahn (The Macrumors most talked about vampire) beat them.
     
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    Shhhhhh! Are trying to start a riot!? ;)
     
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    And it is very justifiable - but the whole Steve Jobs ethos and fetischization has to end. Its time to look forward - for Apple and the industry as a whole.

    There are tons of really bright people out there.
     
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    Seeing the glossy icons and dock reflections makes me realize just how alien iOS 6 looks to me now (though I guess that's iOS 5 when Steve was holding it).
     
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    God bless him.

    We had the privilege to live with one of the best minds of the world. He was a teacher.

    God bless him.
     
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    Does that mean it's really four inches away from your right hand?
     
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    And well deserved too. Thanks for everything, Steve.
     
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    Don't forget his work at Pixar with 3d animated movies
     
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    We miss you Steve

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    Actually it's even older, iOS 4. Look at the bottom-right app icon, and you can see it's iPod, not Music. Also, Steve would have been on his deathbed when the iPhone 4S (and by extension iOS 5) came out.
     
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    It all depends on how it is measured, but I can't help but think that Bill Gates touches everyone's lives more than Steve Jobs. I prefer Steve myself, but all ATM's run windows, all airlines and 99% of all businesses run windows or MS DOS (Saw KLM use MS DOS a few days ago).

    Although from a consumer point of view Steve is a clear winner, it is Bill Gates' technology that touches the live of most people on this planet through all the processes and embedded systems that run his technology.
     
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    I think we all saw sim as the obvious winner.
    Well chosen CNBC.
     
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    Oh I think he was a lot more than that.

    Thankfully it wasn't ABC (Disney owned) who made the call.
    Maybe they're smarter than that after all, but be on the look-out for a quid pro quo from ABC about a GE property/partner. Then you'll get a pass in real-world media studies.
     

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