2. “What I was looking for was patterns on consistent behavior and ideals.”
3. “I then started to dissect the nuances of his behavior…”
5. “… his accent that was a combination of northern California and Wisconsin…”
7. “… the way he bowed in namaste when receiving praise, and stared with contempt when in conflict.”
8. “I noticed how he used his hands to talk and how he counted with his fingers (pinky finger first), how he used the words ‘aaaaand’ and ‘noooow’ to think about what he was going to say next.”
9. “Once armed with this external impression I wanted to get a better feel of why he saw the world the way he did.”
“I wanted to know why he liked what he liked and pursued what he pursued.”
11. “Researching the artists he admired: Bauhaus, Folon, Ansel Adams.”
13. “Studying the Entrepreneurs he admired: Edison, Edwin Land.”
14. “Then I met with the people that he knew and worked with to unravel some of the subtle quirks and conflicted decision making that I couldn’t rationalize.”
“Alan Kay, Avi Tevanian, Jeffery Katzenberg, Mike Hawley, and many others were phenomenal resources.”
15. “But in the end one of the greatest tells of the man were his creations.”
“They were elegant, intelligent, thoughtful, precise, artistic, bold, visionary, complicated, efficient, fun, entertaining, powerful, imperfect, and beautiful on the inside and out…. Just like Steve.”
16. In case you’re wondering if it’s really Ashton writing on Quora:
17. And if he’s being stage managed somehow:
- Jury deadlocked in trial of Michael Slager, former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of Walter Scott.
- The US Commission on Civil Rights will visit the campsite where people have protested the Dakota Access Pipeline for months.
- Donald Trump and his supporters have filed lawsuits to stop Jill Stein's vote recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
- Mall of America, the largest mall in the country, is hosting its first ever black Santa 🎅🏿