Steve Jobs Criticized Tim Cook as ‘Not a Product Person,’ Says Biographer Walter Isaacson – MacRumors

Steve Jobs Criticized Tim Cook as ‘Not a Product Person,’ Says Biographer Walter Isaacson – MacRumors

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"Steve Jobs" biographer Walter Isaacson was on Squawk Box this week, and in an interview he mentioned that he "softened" parts of the book when it came to certain Jobs quotes (via CNBC).
Particularly, Jobs was said to have criticized current Apple CEO Tim Cook for not being a "product person." According to Isaacson, "Steve says how Tim Cook can do everything, and then he looked at me and said, 'Tim's not a product person.'"Isaacson said that he wanted to soften certain things that he thought were too harsh in his biography of Steve Jobs. The book first launched in October 2011, just 19 days after Jobs died from pancreatic cancer.
“Sometimes when Steve was in pain ... and he was angry, he would say more things that [Cook] was not a product person, ” recalled Isaacson. “I felt I would put in the specific things that were relevant to the reader but not the complaints.” Cook was also mentioned in a recent piece by The Wall Street Journal, which focused on Jony Ive, who reportedly became "dispirited" because of Cook's lack of interest in the product development process. Ive announced that he will leave Apple later this year and ....


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