home sick. lying in bed watching TV on the internet and this arrives in my dashboard. like a gift from on high. mike is one of the greatest VCs to play the game and i’m going to spend the next half hour with him and charlie rose.
MUST WATCH Charlie Rose episode with one of the smartest people in tech, Mike Moritz.
You were originally a journalist and got to know a young Steve Jobs. What was he like then?
Steve is probably an example of, like many, many people, the truism that you can never take the boy out of the man. Many of the traits that people became familiar with in the last few years of his life were on full display 30 years ago. A spectacular communicator, a wonderful salesman, a man on a messianic mission, a taskmaster, a man who’s difficult to please. But also an extraordinarily mesmerizing figure, probably the most interesting person I’ve met. He wanted me to write a flattering book about Apple. I was interested in the private years, the ups and downs. And along the way, there were a couple of stories [written by Moritz] that irritated him. After that our relationship became distant. In the last decade it was intermittent, just related to business. We weren’t friends.