Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs was the most inspiring and inspired individual I have ever met and worked for. Today precisely seven years after his passing his name is still synonymous with visionary, genius, innovator, and icon. He revolutionized the world with ground-breaking innovations with the personal computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Steve was and still is a role model for many struggling entrepreneurs, ousted business leaders, college drop-outs, adoptees, and disease-fighting people who could relate to his journey. Many people aspire to be like him and drew from his courage and “think outside the box” mindset.
I recently re-connected with one of those people whom Steve had a direct impact on. Mike Slade, Strategic Advisor to Steve, was on the executive team when I worked for Steve Jobs as his Executive Assistant at Apple. Mike worked for him from 1998 through 2004. He considered Steve like a brother. They had connected on many levels and were very close. They shared their passion for marketing, products, and the tech scene.
I remember the two of them spending every Monday and Tuesday together. After the executive staff meeting on Monday mornings, Mike would shadow Steve at every meeting for those two days. Their weekly standing meetings included Avie Tevanian’s team which were initially developing and then improving Mac OS X. They always met with Sina Tamaddon’s group who was building out the built-in core apps for OS X such as iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, and iPhoto. The advertising team from Chiat/Day was another weekly meeting that would not be missed.
Published on Oct. 5, 2018
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