乔布斯传(MP3+中英字幕) 第75期:总裁斯科特(2)
日期:2015-07-10 16:02



On paper he looked like a great choice.
He was running a manufacturing line for National Semiconductor, and he had the advantage of being a manager who fully understood engineering.
In person, however, he had some quirks.
He was overweight, afflicted with tics and health problems, and so tightly wound that he wandered the halls with clenched fists.
He also could be argumentative. In dealing with Jobs, that could be good or bad.
Wozniak quickly embraced the idea of hiring Scott.
Like Markkula, he hated dealing with the conflicts that Jobs engendered. Jobs, not surprisingly, had more conflicted emotions.
"I was only twenty-two, and I knew I wasn't ready to run a real company," he said.
"我当时才22岁,我知道自己还没作好准备管理一家真正的公司," 他说,
"But Apple was my baby, and I didn't want to give it up."
Relinquishing any control was agonizing to him.
He wrestled with the issue over long lunches at Bob's Big Boy hamburgers (Woz's favorite place) and at the Good Earth restaurant (Jobs's).
He finally acquiesced, reluctantly.
Mike Scott, called "Scotty" to distinguish him from Mike Markkula, had one primary duty: managing Jobs.
迈克· 斯科特--人称"斯科蒂",以将他和迈克·马库拉区别开--有一个主要的职责:管住乔布斯。
This was usually accomplished by Jobs's preferred mode of meeting, which was taking a walk together.
"My very first walk was to tell him to bathe more often," Scott recalled.
"He said that in exchange I had to read his fruitarian diet book and consider it as a way to lose weight."
Scott never adopted the diet or lost much weight, and Jobs made only minor modifications to his hygiene.
"Steve was adamant that he bathed once a week, and that was adequate as long as he was eating a fruitarian diet."
Jobs's desire for control and disdain for authority was destined to be a problem with the man who was brought in to be his regent,
especially when Jobs discovered that Scott was one of the only people he had yet encountered who would not bend to his will.
"The question between Steve and me was who could be most stubborn, and I was pretty good at that," Scott said.
"He needed to be sat on, and he sure didn't like that." Jobs said later, "I never yelled at anyone more than I yelled at Scotty."


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