November 14, 2012

Microsoft Just Lost Its Steve Jobs

Farhad Manjoo, Slate

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Imagine if FDR had fired Dwight Eisenhower just as the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, explaining that the general was too mean. And then Eisenhower had put out a statement denying that he’d been fired—instead insisting that he’d enjoyed his time as a general, and the beginning of a huge battle seemed like a good time to step back and do something else with his life.

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