Bill Gates gave an interesting explanation of how Steve Jobs kept Apple alive while the tech company was about to fail.
The second richest person in the world, said Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" that Jobs, the former CEO of Apple who died in 2011 from a pancreatic cancer, was the master of "spells" to hypnotize people.
"I was like a minor wizard because he would cast spells and I would see people hypnotized, but since I'm a minor wizard, spells do not work for me," Gates said in the latest episode .
The co-founder of Microsoft said Jobs was a "good example of" not doing that at home "" in leadership style. Mr. Gates added that it was easy for executives to mimic Steve's bad side. He also described that this one could be an "a-hole" at times.
Bill Gates said Steve Jobs was the master of "spells" that prevented Apple from failing. (Getty Images)
Although Jobs has its flaws when it came to running a business, Gates said the former CEO of Apple "was bringing incredibly positive things with this hardness."
"I have not met anyone yet [could match Jobs] in terms of talent selection, hyper-motivation of this talent and have a sense of design of "Oh, that's good. It's not good, "said Gates about Jobs.
"Steve was therefore a very special case where society [Apple] was really about to die and that goes and becomes the most valuable company in the world with truly extraordinary products, "he continued.
Tim Cook has been named CEO of Apple a few months before the death of Jobs. On June 27, Apple announced that its design director, Jony Ive, was leaving the company after more than 20 years. I've been considered one of the most important people in the technology and brain society behind most of Apple's most popular products.
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Asked about his own leadership style, Gates replied, "Aside from a DOJ testimony that I gave, no one ever said that when I went out to talk to the press or to the clients, I was not sure about it. was rude, abrupt or commanding. "
"We were tough on each other [at Microsoft]"Gates also admitted." Sometimes it went too far. "