Some interesting news out today about what the FBI dug up on Steve Jobs when he was up for an appointed post in the Bush 41 administration. No huge surprises, since a lot of this was in the Walter Isaacson biography of the former Apple CEO.
Newly released documents from the FBI’s file on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs show that while he was widely admired by current and former colleagues, some who worked with him considered him arrogant and told agents about his past drug use and failure to support his daughter, according to NBC’s Pete Williams.
The FBI conducted a full background check of Jobs in early 1991, because President George H.W. Bush wanted to nominate him to the President’s Export Council, a group that offered advice on how to increase opportunities for US trade globally. Jobs was appointed in August 1991. The position did not require Senate confirmation.
One especially negative assessment came from a former colleague at the firm ACI who was bitter about not receiving stock in the company. That person told agents that Jobs “is not completely forthright and honest.” Others who worked with Jobs at ACI described him as “strong willed, stubborn, hardworking and driven, which they believe is why is he so successful.”
The FBI also checked into his schooling and duly reported that his high school grade average was 2.65 out of 4.0.