Friday, October 21, 2011

Steve Jobs offered advice to Obama telling him, " “You’re headed for a one-term presidency”

Steve Jobs calls you to tell you that if you don't change the way you doing things, you will lose your job. What do you do ?? I would wager 95% of professional workers would heed his advice as Jobs knew what he was talking about.

In this case, he was advising President Obama who by all accounts has not heeded a single word of Jobs' advice as the President keeps motoring down the same wrong road he has been on all his political life. Obama believes he is right on all things, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Ignoring Steve Jobs' advice is one more sign that Barry needs to go back to Chicago as he doesn't deserve a 2nd term, and rightly so. Time to go Mr. President. You had a chance to make a difference and you blew it. Now we will need a new President to get us back on track. The problem with that is none of the GOP candidates has the leadership qualities we need. So we'll have to see what comes from the GOP primaries but right now, it looks like we will be replacing Obama with another POL, not a leader.

Did Steve Jobs warn Obama?
By TIM MAK 10/21/11 7:03 AM EDT

Steve Jobs told President Barack Obama he was “headed for a one-term presidency,” citing the U.S.’s competitive disadvantages with China and a “crippled” education system, a new biography of former Apple CEO indicates.

“You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” Jobs told Obama in a meeting last year where he asserted that the White House needed to be more friendly toward business, according to the Huffington Post, which obtained a copy of the Walter Isaacson’s forthcoming book, “Steve Jobs.”

Jobs also told Obama that “regulations and unnecessary costs” put the United States at a competitive disadvantage with China, where companies can build factories more cheaply.

The recently deceased Jobs also told Obama that the education system was “crippled by union work rules,” according to Isaacson. Jobs proposed principals be able to hire and hire teachers based on merit, and to extend the length of both the school day and year.

Jobs also suggested that Obama meet with several other CEOs who could talk about the needs of innovative firms, but in a characteristic huff Jobs declared his intention to skip the event when the White House added additional names to the list.

Jobs also objected to the menu of that meeting, telling a venture capitalist that shrimp, cod and lentil salad was “far too fancy” and objecting to a chocolate truffle dessert. The White House overruled him, according to the book, citing the president’s fondness for cream pie.

According to the Huffington Post copy of Isaacson’s book, Jobs was reluctant to take a meeting with Obama without a personal invitation for the president. A five-day standoff ensued due to his stubborn insistence on this point, despite his wife’s exhortation that Obama “was really psyched to meet with you.” They eventually met at the Westin hotel at the San Francisco airport.

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