A youthful founder gets booted from his company in the 1980s, returns in the 1990s, and in the following decade survives two brushes with death, one securities-law scandal, an also-ran product lineup, and his own often unpleasant demeanor to become the dominant personality in four distinct industries, a billionaire many times over, and CEO of the most valuable company in Silicon Valley.
Fortune today named Steve Jobs the CEO of the decade for his economical work and technological advances in society. I mean, cmon, who doesn’t have an iPod?
Meanwhile, Apple is busy with the opening of their first store in France.
“We are very pleased to extend the experience of the Apple Store in France, said Ron Johnson, Senior Vice President of Retail Apple. The new store is located below the famous Louvre Pyramid, in the Carrousel du Louvre. This is the place to go shopping, train and develop ideas.”
Apple has plans for rapid expansion in France, with the opening of a second store scheduled for November 14th in Montpellier in the South of France.