While Mark Zuckerberg got the title “Person of the Year from TIME Magazine, Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, is Financial Times’ (a British international newspaper) Person of the Year. 2010 is a very good year for Apple indeed. Apple’s stocks went up to 53% in 2010. The success of Apple in 2010 is primarily attributed to the launch of iPad and the iPhone 4. I also admired how they handled the Antennagate scandal.
As Financial Times have put it:
A rebuttal of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s much-quoted aphorism that there are no second acts in American life does not come more decisively than this. When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than Mark Zuckerberg is now. Long before it was cool to be a nerd, his formative role in popularising the personal computer, and Apple’s initial public offering on Wall Street – which came when Mr Jobs was still only 25 – made him the tech industry’s first rock star.
With the launch of the iPad, the tablet market has jumpstarted which Microsoft was not able to pull off. After the success of the iPad, Samsung, Dell, and other brands launched a tablet.
Aside from the recognition of Steve Jobs from the Financial Times, he was also named as CEO of the Decade by MarketWatch and Fortune.
Do you think Steve Jobs deserved to be Financial Times’ Person of the Year?