Steve Jobs told President Obama he probably would not be re-elected, Walter Isaacson wrote in Jobs' soon-to-be-released biography. That's because regulations and unions in the United States were crippling its ability to remain competitive with emerging powerhouses like China.
"You're headed for a one-term presidency," Jobs said to Obama.Well, I didn't know Steve Jobs agreed with me, but I wrote about all those same themes in this post in February of this year. I didn't go as far as Jobs with the 6 p.m. school days, but it is an interesting thought.
Jobs also said teachers' unions "crippled" the education system in the United States. Among his requests to Obama were an 11-month school schedule, school days that last until 6 p.m. and a merit-based system for employing and firing teachers.
So, is there anything Steve Jobs couldn't do?
He couldn't beat pancreatic cancer. (But that's a pretty tough one.)