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Bill Gates on Steve Jobs Biography: Jobs’ Criticisms Don’t Bother Him

Steve Jobs- Bill GatesApple founder and chairman, Steve Jobs who passed away on October 5, had used some harsh word about his former colleague and Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, as revealed in Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.

Jobs called Gates “unimaginative” in the book and suggests he would have been better off if “he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”

On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Gates explained his relationship with Jobs and said that Jobs’ criticisms don’t bother him.

“Well, Steve and I worked together, creating the Mac,” Gates said. “We had more people on it, did the key software for it. So, over the course of the 30 years we worked together, you know, he said a lot of very nice things about me and he said a lot of tough things. I mean, he faced several times at Apple the fact that their products were so premium priced they literally might not say in the marketplace. So, the fact that we were succeeding with high-volume products, including a range of prices, because of the way we worked with multiple companies, it’s tough.”

“At various times, he felt beleaguered,” Gates said. “He felt like he was the good guy and we were the bad guys. You know, very understandable. I respect Steve, we got to work together. We spurred each other on, even as competitors. None of that bothers me at all.”

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in 1985

Here’s is the video:

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson: Hardcover

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