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60 Minutes explored the many sides to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a two-part interview with his biographer, Walter Isaacson. The book was initially scheduled for release on Nov. 21, but the date was pushed up soon after Jobs’ death on October 24.
Known for his innovation and creativity, Jobs was made of much more than just that. It turns out that he didn’t often tolerate less than perfection in many aspects of his life.
“He was very petulant, he was very brittle,” said Isaacson.
“He could be very, very mean to people at times. Whether it was to a waitress in a restaurant, or to a guy who had stayed up all night coding could really go at them and say, ‘You’re doing this all wrong, it’s horrible,’” continued Isaacson on 60 Minutes.
“And you’d say, ‘Why did you do that? Why weren’t you nicer?’ And he’d say, ‘I really want to be with people who demand perfection. And this is who I am,” said Isaacson.
Isaacson talked about many aspects of Jobs’ life and personality during the lengthy interview. He revealed that Jobs, who was adopted, had met his biological father, although Jobs didn’t tell the man he was his son.
Jobs’ father Abdulfattah Jandali managed a restaurant in Silicon Valley that the former Apple CEO frequented.
Isaacson’s in-depth biography of Jobs life reveals many interesting parts of the late Apple CEO’s life, including that he regreted putting off cancer surgery and that he asked a designer to make him 100 of his signature black turtlenecks.
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