When Google CEO or whatever his title is this week, arrived in Korea this week to promote Google, he was inundated with everything Steve Jobs.
Schmidt quickly learned that no one was interested in hearing about Google. They just wanted to hear about Steve Jobs.
Schmidt declined to answer questions about how Jobs had fired him from the board for copying the iPhone however he went on to say that: “After I left the board, they had me to events and to private dinners.”
Why would he say that?
Because, one of the biggest feathers in a CEO’s hat was to have a meal with Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs had never invited Google CEO, Eric Schmidt to have a meal with him and Schmidt was deeply troubled by this. However, Schmidt went around telling everyone that he was having meals with Steve Jobs to increase his credibility. Apparently, Steve Jobs once had tea with a group of Apple employees and Schmidt was present with his coffee and he kept referring to this incident as “having meals with Steve Jobs”.
Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, “Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off … I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product”.
“I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this”, Jobs added.
Now, why would a man that is going to spend his last dying breath and last penny to destroy you, going to dine with you. That’s after he fires you because he doesn’t trust you?
Get a life Schmidt. Haven’t you already ridden so much on Steve Jobs coattails!Channels: Apple, Eric Schmidt, google, Steve Jobs