I honestly don’t know what it is about me that makes people (especially hacks) so interested in trying to psychoanalyze me from a distance. But here’s yet another pathetic attempt, this time from the Times of London. Money quote:
Jobs is, in the words of the psychiatrist and scholar of leadership Michael Maccoby, “a productive narcissist”. To Jobs, the world is an epiphenomenon, a side effect of the existence of Steve. Or rather, it is a pyramid with Jobs at the top, a few bright people just beneath him, and then the rest of us — the “bozos”. The customer bozo is not, to him, always right. In the early days it was said the Apple marketing department consisted of Jobs looking in his mirror and asking himself what he wanted. His customer-relations motto is from Henry Ford: “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.”
Not much new here, to be honest. Quick summary, to save you the trouble of reading the whole thing: I’m adopted; I’m not a very nice guy; I make great products; Apple may or may not be fucked without me; I got thrown out of Apple, founded NeXT, bought Pixar; in case you didn’t catch this the first time around, I’m not a very nice guy; despite this fact, the hack who wrote this article is madly in love with me and wishes he could have my babies. So the way he shows his devotion is by doing a hatchet job on me. Sheesh. And they say I’m the one with the fucked up psychology?