Steve Jobs deposition, page 88, March 18, 2009


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Q. Okay.
A. But everybody likes to be recognized by
their peers, and the closest that I've get, or any
CEO has, is their Board of Directors, And es we've
seen in the discussions of the past hour, I spent a
lot of time trying to take care of people at Apple
and to, you know, surprise and delight them with
what a career at Apple could be could mean to
them and their families. And I felt that the board
wasn't really doing the same with me.
Q. Right.
A. So I was hurt, I suppose would be most
accurate word, and, you know, the board had given me
some options, but they were all underwater. They
weren't underwater necessarily because of our
performance, but, you know, the bubble had burst in
the dotcoms, and here I had been working, you know,
I don't know, four years, five years of my life and
not seeing my family very much and stuff, and I just
felt like there is nobody looking out for me here,
you know.
Q. Right. Okay.
A. So I wanted them to do something and so we
talked about it.
Q. Okay. I think I have an understanding of

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