This is a small piece from the launch of the first iPad. So who did it better? He uses power words throughout without sounding like a cheap salesman. 3. 2012-06-25 14:20:31 2012-06-25 14:20:31. they are both great. Good points. Bill Gates was driven by numbers, equations, and … One genius move by Gates was that Microsoft couldn’t pay the same high salaries as his competitors in the early years, so he offered them stock options. 1 2 3. That aligned their motives with his, and ultimately resulted in Microsoft creating approximately 10,000 millionaires. But, gun to our head, largely because of the Cook decision alone, the edge goes to Jobs. Bill Gates e Steve Jobs non sono mai andati molto d’accordo. I suppose I expect a lot from the CEO’s of large corporations (especially successful and innovative ones). I read the book by Steve Wozniak called "iWoz" about the development of the company (great book btw). Gates, at his foundation now, talks about skill-based hiring. He reminds me of a bad Prof I had that would lean over the projector when giving notes so you could only see parts of what he wrote. Rather, Jobs and his team invented things that changed the world. This should be them putting on their best show since they’re unveiling important new products for sale. Gates, conversely, tabbed Steve Ballmer to replace him as CEO in 2000. He made computers usable and elegant, rather than forbidding and awkward. Cook has been solidif not spectacular, as Apple continues to be one of the most successful and innovative companies in America. If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago? I expect them to be very intelligent, great evangelists for their products and along with that great public speakers. He starts by setting up the dilemma: many people have either a smart phone and/or laptop. Steve Jobs who was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the 24th of February 1955 is well known as the co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer; in contrast, Bill Gates born in Seattle, Washington on the 28th of October 1955 is best known for the creation of the Windows operating system, as well as being the co-founder and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft. An obvious example of how paying people more can actually make companies more money. Wiki User Answered . And Gates was opposed to hiring people with too much experience, preferring candidates with brilliant, untrained minds who would be known as “little Bills”. I have some comments below each video, but please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom and also vote in the poll. Uncategorized — Gates vs. Jobs: who is the good guy? To be fair, I have uploaded product launches that each CEO has done in the past. “A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”. Jobs put a premium on hiring, as he believed “hiring the best” was the most important job of a manager. This is one of the many reasons I like to watch TED videos whenever I can. Public speaking is a skill that is developed through practice. Steve Jobs never programmed, he is the person behind the ideas, or he used to be. Have a look at each short video and tell me what you think and see in their style and effectiveness. Just for fun I thought I would examine the public speaking skills of two of the most well known tech CEOs, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (however Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft). Bill Gates ' net worth is about 10 times that of Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs, on the other hand, came from humble beginnings and he was adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple while Bill Gates was the founder of Microsoft. Steve Jobs could not incur much profits and also went in debts because of his futuristic inventions while Bill Gates gained a pool of profits and became one of the richest man in the world and the chairman of Microsoft. What the heck? You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. But history will show that Bill Gates had a greater impact. Steve Jobs was not a one-trick pony. If you look at early Apple videos he was geeky and aloof. Gates grew richer, becoming the wealthiest man in the world, while Jobs touched more industries, including movies, music, TV and phones. Mindset. Terms of Service. The presentation matches his words and flows from one experience to another. It’s awful and not exciting at all. This article was written for Business 2 Community by Paul Petrone.Learn more about writing for B2C, Hello, I'm Paul Petrone, communications manager at VoiceGlance. A new product needs to create buzz in the media and general public for it to be successful. When Gates was around at Microsoft, candidates didn’t go on job interviews. Although in the new book by Paul Allen he says explicitly that Gates pushed him out of the company and tried to find ways to dilute his ownership. So true, thanks for posting. Bill Gates, regardless of $'s, rides on Steve Jobs' coat tails as far as I'm concerned, and markets and sells a superior product by far. I want to be clear that I wasn't saying that Apple is a better company because Jobs is better speaker. Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator. Not good. Also, he is sort of insane (but so are we, so who’s to judge). Report an Issue  |  Steve Jobs was not always this good. And, at Microsoft, the primary skill was intelligence. Jobs had Tim Cook replace him as CEO when he died in 2011. A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty. What’s next that’s better? So who did it better? Here's why. Who had a better business mind? We buy what WE need and prefer, what's best for us as individuals... that's what's important, not comparing who's smarter, or who likes what best, or any other contrived, bogus fact. And for that reason his memory will be with us 50 years from now, 100 years from now and maybe more. “Steve Jobs was always more of a natural at that,” Gates tells WSJ about Jobs’ public speaking abilities, which Gates says allowed Jobs to sell people on any product, even a subpar one. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. Who do you think is the better innovator, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Top Answer. While Microsoft is still a successful company, it became much less innovative under Ballmer and fell behind in key areas like smartphones andtablets. I suppose I am referring to the quality of what the company produce versus head to head comparisons. As quoted in PC Magazine, Gladwell thinks that 50 years from now Steve Jobs will be no more than a minor footnote in the pages of history; Bill Gates, on the other hand, may well have statues erected in his honor in countries around the globe. If he’s not confident about the product (and maybe with good reason) then why should I be??? By giving employees stock options, it tied Gates’ incentives to his workers. Bill Gates. Any thoughts? It's awful. One of the biggest differences with Bill Gates from Steve Jobs is he was not as creative as Steve. True. Practice makes perfect and watching great speakers is very helpful. All I'm saying is Jobs is a great presenter and I wanted to outline reasons why. His style is consistently poor while Jobs is consistently strong. Between these two charismatic pioneer of the consumer electronics revolution who is your favorite, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? He never delegated the task, conducting over 5,000 interviews himself, as he believed there was a huge difference between the very best and the pretty good. There, Apple employees look for leaders out of that 25, while eliminating the wallflowers. He was, therefore, self-made. (In fact, too many years is seen as a detrainment.). While Elon Musk and Steve Jobs contributed important innovations to society, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that the way they operate is pretty different, in an interview with Bloomberg. Honestly, neither are programmers any more. Bill Gates' presentation is to a group of influencers and should have been the best he can do. © Business 2 Community. In this case I think Apple has the better speaker, better technology and better products. The actual hiring process at Apple is unique, as the first-round interview is often a group interview, where 25 candidates are considered. “Phenomenal”, “Works like a dream” etc. The candidates that pass through then generally have to go through two more traditional interviews before finally getting the job. It seems that he was pushed out gradually by the business-man Jobs, which is disgusting. However, although this isn’t directly related to hiring, we love Gates’ compensation plan. Comment your score below Take this quiz! MORE: Why Only Apple Can Promise a Better Experience to Customers Every Year Steve has charisma and the new business man character, where as Bill gates was a programmer, and is more of the old style business man. Yes! One thing they realize is that while there may be 1000 people watching in the auditorium, there will be MILLIONS watching on video and replays (like us) so they set it up to optimize for video. Steve Jobs talents were considerable, and his impact enormous. That led to both becoming very rich. Answer. And he was never in it for the money. These are all common things which people will do everyday so he shows them how cool it is to do it on the iPad. Steve Jobs had a very futuristic approach towards his inventions and thought about the future whereas Bill Gates had a very realistic approach and thought about the present. I expect them to be very intelligent, great evangelists for their products and along with that great public speakers. He built a company like no other. The presentation has great visuals and a split screen so you can see both him and the presentation. According to Forbes' March 2010 issue, Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world, worth 53 Billion dollars. Founding Companies . Interviews at Microsoft included incredibly difficult riddles to gauge intelligence. Nel corso di oltre 30 anni i due sono passati dall’essere cauti alleati ad acerrimi rivali , fino a quasi amici – a volte sono stati tutte e tre le cose allo stesso tempo. Instead, he focuses on if you have the skills to do the job. You want to find things using Google Maps, type your emails, go through photos etc. You are right. Una puntata biografica sui due personaggi-simbolo di quella rivoluzione informatica che ha caratterizzato il passaggio tra il vecchio e il nuovo secolo. Overall I would say it seems like he tried hard so I will give him a 6.5/10. Jobs was a business genius. He may not be everyone’s cup of tea but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quite a fan following. Millennials Are Not Job-Hopping (And That’s A Bad Thing), Why Allowing Telecommuting Is (And Isn’t) A Good Idea, The New, Essential Quality To Look For While Hiring, Image: Positioning: 5 Strategies to Stand Out From Your Competitors, Image: Key Personality Types That Work Well Together, Image: Key Activities and Your Business Model, Image: Reply Email Samples for Different Situations (Several Examples), Image: 10 Employee Feedback Examples and How to Use Them. The group interviews are a good example of that, as people are really screened on how they interact with others. His hand is in his pocket a lot. Did I miss anything? They're both displaying their products to the masses. Credit: Magnus Manske, Wikipedia Commons. They are known for producing buggy, ugly and cumbersome products (Windows and Sharepoint are good examples of that). Differences Between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates 1. They should have their 'A' game on.I could have used almost any Gates video and the result would have been the same. The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. I will let his style speak for itself. He goes on to explain, why you need an iPad, before even mentioning iPad. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. (Probably Gates). Tweet. I have no experience with some of the products you mentioned so I can't comment on every product line. Just for fun I thought I would examine the public speaking skills of two of the most well known tech CEOs, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates  (however Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft). Those payouts obviously didn’t hurt Gates either, considering that he became the richest man in the world. Two giant successes, two different hiring processes. Just my opinion though. My comments are below the video. The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. All Rights Reserved. Well, without further ado, we’ll break down the way both men hired, and then determine a winner. Ruined the whole presentation for me at (0.54 ) when he started his demo and said “MAKES ME WORRIED”. This is similar to what Zuckerberg did to his first partner. Who Said It: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? For some ridiculous reason the lights go dim over him so you can’t see him at (0.38). What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, capitalism, and good-guy appeal have in common … Matt Mondok - Jan 27, 2006 4:44 am UTC (Probably Jobs). Jobs was also fired from his own company at one point. © 2020   Created by Steve Hargadon. Bill Gates has always been richer. In other words, he doesn’t care what school you went to or how many years of experience. VoiceGlance is a cloud-based hiring tool used by forward-thinking companies to hire smarter, instead of harder. Overall I think this is 10/10 and it’s no wonder they’ve sold millions of iPads. Steve Jobs e il suo 'rivale' Bill Gates, a metà degli Anni Settanta, hanno inaugurato l'era del computer continuando, nelle decadi successive, a sfidarsi tra loro in un duello di mosse e invenzioni a sorpresa. Asked by Wiki User. Learn more here.… View full profile ›. The reason for the difference? specific guidelines on your participation, He starts well by speaking in a paced way using action words. People ask, who was more innovative? So who was better at identifying and bringing on top talent? Well, for that we have to look at their most important hire, the people who replaced them. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about the traits he envied in the late Steve Jobs in a recent podcast interview. If you can't make it good, at least make it look good. Powered by, Badges  |  Bill Gates came from an upper-middle-class family. He makes his products affordable and compatible with everything and he donates a lot to charity. It shouldn't really matter that one is a product launch. He stands in front of the screen blocking what people SHOULD be seeing. If you are representing a commercial entity, please see the specific guidelines on your participation. After all, both men weren’t just superstars by themselves, they had teams of people who helped push their companies forward. Microsoft does not. Obviously, both Gates and Jobs were great at just about everything, including hiring, or else they wouldn’t be the successes they are today. Steve Jobs has become synonymous with great presentations. Who is better Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? During the hiring process, Jobs focused on finding people who share Apple’s vision, who were innovative and, most importantly of all, loved what they were going to be hired for. In fact there have been books written about his presentation style, like “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs“. “I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish and what the best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1,” Jobs said. Things were certainly different as you point out. Even though Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started massively successful technology companies, Gates' wealth ultimately exceeded Jobs' by a factor of six. But who hired better? To vote in the poll and check out my blog click here - http://bit.ly/fn0A43. I think Apple produces products which are esthetically pleasing and work smoothly. Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates is the twenty-first installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the sixth episode of Season 2.It features the late co-founder and two-time CEO of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, rapping against Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates, along with a third-party entry from the sentient computer antagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000. My blog post is more about trying to emulate the characteristics of Jobs and be aware of the shortcomings of Gates. Background. 2. He didn't share his passion for developing through his ideas alone. Our comments are moderated. Maybe not his fault but he should have coordinated this with the lighting people. Again, for high-end positions, Jobs himself would be involved in the last interview. That was a big let down. And now after Steve Jobs is dead, Gates is certainly richer. Your comment may not appear immediately. Poll: Face-Off: Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates. But here's the thing... to each his own. In other words, he put a lot of emphasis on soft skills, instead of just the skill of the candidate. Join over 100,000 of your peers and receive our weekly newsletter which features the top trends, news and expert analysis to help keep you ahead of the curve. The two men have always been compared to each other, as both men were born in 1955 and have competed against each other as they rose to success. Tags: bill, gates, jobs, launch, powerpoint, presentation, product, public, skills, speaking, More…steve, Share !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); One thing about Jobs’ strategy is that it was more compressive than Gates, in that it put more of an emphasis on soft skills. 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