Apple CEO Steve Jobs Keynote vs. President George W Bush State of the Union
January – it's the month of new beginnings, resolutions and speeches from great leaders. Earlier this month we heard Steve Jobs annual Keynote Address. Today in the Whitehouse, George W Bush will give his State of the Union address. Steve Jobs is known for dropping bombs on business and technology in his address. George Bush never fails to launch a few lovely, quotable shells of his own.
But who is the most compelling orator? After hearing Jobs, the world is ready to spend $600 on a cell phone that plays music. After hearing George W Bush, the nation stands ready to fight terror, recession and tyranny by … spending $600 on a cell phone that plays music.
In celebration of today's State of the Union, I present to you Apple CEO Steve Jobs vs President of the United States of America George W Bush, in a duel of quotes.
Steve Jobs: "In 2006, there were almost a billion cell phones sold. We want to achieve 1% market share. That's ten million phones."
George W Bush: "Ann and I will carry out this equivocal message to the world: Markets must be open."
Steve Jobs: "iPhone will change cell phones the way the Mac changed computers"
George W Bush: "The new strategy I outline toinght will change America's course in Iraq, and help us succeed in the fight against terror."
Steve Jobs quotes Wayne Gretsky: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been."
George W Bush: "I think we agree, the past is over."
Steve Jobs: "We're a product company, we love great products"
George W Bush: "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense."
Steve Jobs on Apple's initial hesitance to do video: "We can now say video worked, it is a killer app."
George W Bush: "Fool me once, shame on - shame on you Fool me - you can't get fooled again."
Steve Jobs: "I wish we could sell it for $100 today, we can't, it's a little more expensive than that."
George W Bush: "I encourage you all to go shopping more."
Steve Jobs: "The killer app for a mobile phone is dialing out."
George W Bush: "Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican."
Steve Jobs: "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
George W Bush: "I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
Steve Jobs: "It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
George W Bush: "I'm the commander — see, I don't need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president."
Steve Jobs on Gil Amelio reign over Apple: "The products suck! There's no sex in them anymore!"
George W Bush: "America is addicted to Oil"
Bush quotes thanks to dubyaspeak.com
Jobs quotes thanks to Wired