Bill Gates says Steve Jobs was a master at 'casting spells' to keep Apple from dying
While it's really easy to imitate the bad parts of Steve, Gates said, "I have yet to meet any person who in terms of picking talent, hyper-motivating that talent," who could match him. "He brought some incredibly positive things along with that toughness."
Since Jobs' passing, leadership of the company has gone to current CEO Tim Cook. And on June 27, the company announced the departure of Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer. Ive is considered one of the most important people at Apple, responsible for the industrial design and the look and feel of all major Apple products, including the iPhone and the Mac. He had worked at Apple for more than 20 years.
When asked about his own style of leadership, Gates, who had his own reputation of being hard on people, said: "Other than a DOJ deposition I gave, no one ever said that when I went out to talk to the press or customers, that I was rude or abrupt or commanding."