A golden-hearted Jobs?

Steve Jobs spoke at Stanford recently. An article about his talk includes this quote:
Jobs, who is known in the Valley as a very hardball manager, shared industry war stories and advised the business students to be, well, nice.
"When I was younger and had to fire someone, I didn't think twice about it," he said. But with a few decades in business and the painful experience of being fired from the company he founded behind him, Jobs now says, "Even if someone has really screwed up and someone else should have fired him last year, you need to remember that he's going to have to go home and tell his wife and kids that he's been fired and no longer has a job."

I don't know why, and it's not appropriate, but that strikes me as incredibly funny.
He also mentions that he'd like to see Pixar get its throughput up to one movie per year. Thinking about the Pixar Disney relationship inspired a haiku:
Jobs says to Eisner
"Pixar makes all your best flicks.
Show me the money."
My current celebrity CEO crush is Steve Jobs. I'm awaiting his biography to arrive on the doorstep. When has someone who creates so little financial value (half of Apple's $7B market cap is cash and cash equivalents) and captures so little market share captured so much mindshare (Ashton Kutcher aside)? Owning the hardware and software may not have proven to be the best financial model (Microsoft has of course been far superior as an investment), but it has led to the most stable platform for creative work (all the iApps, and Final Cut Pro, just plain work; no driver download and IRQ conflicts and all that frustration that comes with Windows). While Jobs is very smart about certain things (design, for example), it's his rock star and mildly ruthless personality that is most intriguing. Other than Warren Buffett, CEO's who are nice and lack megalomaniacal tendencies just don't stick.