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ESPN president meets Steve Jobs

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The story goes that ESPN president George Bodenheimer attended the first Disney board meeting in Orlando, Florida, just after the company had bought Pixar, the innovative animation factory, and spotted Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a hallway. It seemed like a good time to introduce himself. “I am George Bodenheimer,” he said to Jobs. “I run ESPN.” Jobs just looked at him and said nothing other than “Your phone is the dumbest fucking idea I have ever heard,” then turned and walked away.

From Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN Little, Brown and Company, 2011, ISBN 0316043001

Date Added: 2011 Aug 01

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