You can’t have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don’t have an innovative economy unless you have a great education.
When you write biographies whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein you discover something amazing: They are human.
We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks so we have to carve out our own niche and to me that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.
Polite and velvety leaders who take care to avoid bruising others are generally not as effective at forcing change.
More generally I made an effort to leave out things that weren’t relevant to the main narrative themes of the book namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic poetic countercultural rebel on one side and the serious businessperson on the other.
I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto Calif. home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.
I think when money starts to corrupt journalism it undermines the journalism and it undermines the credibility of the product and you end up not succeeding.
I have a strong emotional respect for Steve.