Quote: A Few Friends Sitting Around

There’s a nice article by Fox’s Filmed Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos on his relationship with Steve Jobs. It’s worth a read for insight into Jobs and how one of the industry insiders viewed him, but there is also this nice description of how Steve Jobs thought about giving presentations:

A couple of years later, Steve invited me to join him at MacWorld to announce the launch of VOD on iTunes, which we had also worked on together. It was a serious badge of honor for a civilian, but it petrified me. In the green room, before Steve went onstage to present to the 6,000 people hanging on his every word, I told him, “I don’t know how you do it, walking back and forth out there for an hour with no notes or teleprompter in front of all those people.” He said, “It’s easy, you just imagine you have a few friends sitting around your living room and you’re telling them what’s new.”