"Jobs found this an annoying example of how politics can lead to paralysis," Mr. Isaacson writes. "The president is very smart, but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can't get done," Jobs said. "It infuriates me."
Sunday, November 6, 2011
How Steve Jobs would have created jobs
Interesting tidbit earlier this week in WSJ about Steve Jobs' dinner with President Obama and a few other tech CEOs. As part of the dinner conversation, Jobs told the President about the factories that Apple operates in China instead of the US because Apple cannot find the engineering talent needed here. He and the other CEOs told the President that we needed to allow foreign students who major in engineering to obtain visas. Jobs was very disappointed in the response he received: the President thought this question needed to be addressed in the broader context of immigration reform, which was not possible in the current political environment.