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August 25, 2011
By Zanny Marsh
Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University, is at the center of the decade’s biggest business story following the announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down immediately as Apple CEO. Deutschman is considered one of the world’s most knowledgeable reporters about Jobs’ life and career.
Deutschman told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang and Cory Johnson that what people have heard about Steve Jobs’ charisma is not a myth. In the interview, which is on Bloomberg.com, Deutschman said, “One to one, no one is as compelling, as charismatic, as seductive as Steve Jobs.”
“The issue is,” Deutschman said, “who is going to take the kind of extraordinary risks that only Steve Jobs in American business could take?”
Deutschman also was interviewed for a story that posted to The New York Times.com, Aug. 24.
Deutschman was interviewed extensively for CNN's Titans program about Steve Jobs, which aired June 23.
The author of five books, including “The Second Coming of Steve Jobs,” which was about Silicon Valley, and Deutschman is at work on a major new book about the valley.
Deutschman will teach Business Journalism (JOUR 490) and Magazine Writing (JOUR 418) at the Reynolds School. The fall semester begins Aug. 29.