SO WHO’S THE WALRUS AND WHO’S THE EGG-MAN?

“My model of management is the Beatles.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in a 2004 conversation with journalist Brent Schlender, Fast Company, 17 April 2012

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NOW, WE’D LIKE THEM TO MOVE BACK

“Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on his frustrations with uppity software makers who don’t know their place, Apple.com, 29 April 2010

RENDER UNTO STEVE THE THINGS THAT ARE STEVE’S

“It has come to our attention that Gizmodo is currently in possession of a device that belongs to Apple. This letter constitutes a formal request that you return the device to Apple. Please let me know where to pick up the unit.”

Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, finding himself in the unusual role of corporate lost-and-found department in order to retrieve an iPhone prototype from mischievous gadget bloggers, Gizmodo, 19 April 2010

SHOULD WE MAKE A JOKE ABOUT A NICE CHIANTI, OR IS IT TOO SOON?

“There were not enough livers in California to go around. I was advised by my Stanford doctors to enroll on a list at a Memphis hospital, because it was more favorable to get a liver there.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on his efforts to make it easier to get a transplant without a private jet and your own team of doctors on call, San Jose Mercury News, 19 March 2010