Shares the No. 17 spot on Foreign Policy‘s 2010 top 100 list “for reinventing reading”
You don’t often hear Apple (AAPL) and Amazon’s (AMZN) CEOs mentioned in the same breath, but there they are in the current issue of
, honored together for the contribution of their competing e-readers.
It’s an odd pairing, given what Steve Jobs said about Jeff Bezos’ Kindle in 2008:
But that was before Apple released the iPad.
“Amazon has done a great job” with its Kindle, Jobs told the press two years later during the unveiling of his own e-reader. “We’re going to stand on their shoulders and go a little bit farther.”
For this, he made Foreign Policy‘s second annual list of the top 100 global thinkers. The magazine’s citation:
The top spot on Foreign Policy‘s list this year was shared by billionaire philanthropists Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, “for stepping up as the world’s states falter.”
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