READER’S EDITORIAL: THE LEGACY OF STEVE JOBS (1955-2011)

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By Nikki Symington 

 
 
 
October 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)—Here is another inspiration and gift from Steve Jobs that bears witnessing. He was fired from the company and product he created. Who fired him? A board of directors representing investors interested only in money--not interested in creative genius or a CEO who didn’t fit their vapid images, no doubt. 
 
The good news is that in Steve Job’s case, they failed and inspiration, leadership and genius was invited back to save their pocketbooks, and enrich our lives. There is a lesson here about what is wrong with American companies and corporations.
 
 
Mundane management types have taken over most of America’s companies and get paid millions for keeping down the non-conformists- the square pegs who do not fit in the round holes that these corporate jerks require to look good and have control. They are the main reason American enterprise is lagging and sagging behind the rest of the world and is no longer a leader in ingenuity.
 
They should all take note--and investors should quit paying for the puppet masters who spin a good spiel and dumb down their work force. The bad news is these types are winning, and making the big bucks by not only squeezing the potential out of their employees, but also robbing them of fair financial incentives and job protection. They are also bleeding our country dry of its potential and future.
 
It’s always nice when the Good Guy wins. Too bad it happens so rarely. Kudos Steve Jobs. May you rest in peace and may we wake up.

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