A ‘Deceptive Individual’: Steve Jobs’s FBI File | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Sharp and believable words from these interviewees. Nice people can finish last, while guys with less integrity can end up winning first. This means integrity mainly reward internally, not always externally.

One interviewee—no names were explicitly revealed in the report—noted that Jobs was successful due in part to his ability to delegate tasks but that “his ambition” alienated him from a lot of people at Apple. This same person also attributed Jobs’s success to his being “strong-willed, stubborn, hardworking and driven” and that he “possesses integrity as long as he gets his way.”

A person the FBI interviewed at Apple characterized Jobs as “a deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest.” This person concluded the interview by stating that even though he didn’t consider Jobs a friend, Jobs possessed “the qualities to assume a high level political position” and that “honesty and integrity” were not required for the position in question.

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