Pirates of Silicon Valley Paper
Business Policy and Strategy
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Computers, it’s what our world revolves around now both inside and outside of the classroom. Has one ever wondering who created this gadget? Where did this computer come from? These questions are answered in the movie Pirates of the Silicon Valley. The movie Pirates of Silicon Valley portrays how Steve Jobs and Apple got started and how Bill Gates and Microsoft got started. The movie is told through the viewpoint from people that worked with both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The documentary shows how both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates struggled through college and how they started both Apple and Microsoft.
Throughout the movie, there were numerous instances of unethical behavior. Business ethics are the moral principles that guide the way that a business and an individual working for that business behave. To act in an ethical manner, one has to determine the differences between right and wrong. Steve Jobs was a very intelligent man who invented the personal computer and changed the world. However as a human being and a businessman he was a mess of a man. He was verbally abusive to his employees, he refused to admit that he had a daughter, refused to give child support to his ex-girlfriend and tore down all of the people that worked for and around him. Eventually his employees began to hate him. Steve’s attitude got so out of control his best friend quit on him and he ended up being fired from his own company. Nobody wants to work for an arrogant employer. Compared to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates has excellent management skills. Steve Jobs compromised his ethics, in the beginning of the movie Steve was a laid back individual when they were working in the garage. He did things for fun and had no other purpose in his mind. When he made the blue boxed he wasn’t focused on money, however when Apple began to expand, Steve Jobs changed. He turned in to the person that was needed to run...
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