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Psych 316 - 12242055 Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have both...

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12242055 Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have both redefined the meaning of technology in the past 20 years. Though they have varying leadership styles and present leadership effectiveness in different ways they have both been successful at the companies they have birthed. Bill Gates “followed the example of many rich men and defended his short comings with promises of advances for he masses in exchange for tolerance of business collusion with abusive governments.”(1) In other words, he has done wonders with his charity work and in return we, The People, look the other way. He changed the way resources are allocated by introducing new departures into the flow of economic life. (1) Steve Jobs may be considered one of Silicon Valley’s leading egomaniacs, but he does an excellent job at “understanding the psyche of his customers and appealing to their sense of values to drive sales. His habit of micromanaging people and obsession with detail is infamous.” The difference between the two extends into their personalities and the way they run their businesses. Jobs is “charismatic, expressive, creative, and extremely aggressive.” He may have a cult following but his employees say he is picky, unpredictable and bad tempered. Gates has said
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