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CNET News Video: '60 Minutes' Overtime: Steve Jobs' advice to Larry Page

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CNET News Video: '60 Minutes' Overtime: Steve Jobs' advice to Larry Page

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Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Issacson tells CBS "60 Minutes" what Jobs thought of his competitors and Jobs'reluctance to mentor Google's co-founder Larry Page.

-60 minutes over time. -Did come away liking him? -Yeah, I ended up like him. I like him when I first met him. -And Walter Isaacson did more 40 interviews with Jobs. In most of those interviews, Walter taped them. He told us that he had them and that he would share some of them with us. -Right [unk]. - Graham Messick, the producer listen to the tapes. -I told when Walter sent us the clips, which were not always beautifully organized. We had about 2 hours to choose from. Now, a lot of that was Jobs just ruminating about life and other things for him talking about his competitors and his feelings about the industry. -I'd say Microsoft and Google have a lot in common. Microsoft never had the humanities and the liberal arts in the DNA. It's pure technology company and they just didn't get it. Even when they saw the Mac, they couldn't even copy it well. How dumb do you have to be to not see it once you see it, you know, but Google is the same way, they don't get it. -Jobs has had a big fight with Google. He thought Google had ripped him off of the, you know, android operating system until he gets a call from Larry Page who says I wanna come by. I'm gonna become the CEO of Google, I want tips. At first, Steve Jobs said, you know, his instinct would say, hey, you forget it, you know, you've ripped us off, I'm not gonna deal with it, but then jobs says, you know, I was mentored by the great people to this valley, you know, Packard, Hewlett, all these people who set something in place in silicon valley. They were good mentors. So, he has Larry Page come by and visit and he gives them some advice and one of advice is focus is focus. He says, don't be like Microsoft doing products all over the map. Figure out what you do best and keep it focused. Secondly, he says, don't try to be too nice as a CEO. You want a team of only of A players and it really mean that at times you're gonna have the to force some people off.

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