It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.
There's nothing that terrible about Joshua Michael Stern's JOBS, a skimpy, often overly specific film biography about the late Apple inventor, Steve Jobs. Still, it would be interesting to see this film with another actor playing Jobs.
For every inspirational speech introducing yet a new more inventive product than the last, Jobs, so focused on his vision, loses his connection to those who love him. That is what makes him so compelling a figure, so flawed; in Joshua Michael Stern's film, he's in a league with Picasso.
A few months ago I spoke at an event that Steve Wozniak also spoke at. What struck me the most was his overwhelming sense of gratitude -- for having the opportunity to make the world a better place; to run our businesses better and to have an enhanced life.
Most interview processes at tech companies are failures because past performance is not a predictor for future performance. I've learned to trust a less scientific data source as both a job seeker and a talent seeker: my gut.
Apple legend Steve Wozniak, known by most as "Woz," turned 62 years old this past week. While the world at large knows his name as co-founder of Apple, today he sits as Chief Scientist at a company called Fusion-io, whose chief focus is to deliver data faster.