Jobs Named Smartest Tech CEO by Fortune

A new survey from Fortune named Apple boss Steve Jobs as the smartest CEO in the tech industry. The survey included 100 experts who ranked the top 50 CEOs based on their perceived intelligence along with their industry impact over the past few years.

Fortune described Mr. Jobs as “a visionary, a micromanager, and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays. And Jobs is a pop culture icon like no other business executive: An episode of The Simpsons a few years ago featured a Jobs-like character named Steve Mobs.”

Along with high praise, Fortune said his “dictator-like control” has been a problem for partner companies. [Mr. Jobs] “has decided, for example, that Apple products won’t support Adobe Flash, the code most video-heavy websites depend on, leading designers to switch to new tools.”

Trailing behind Mr. Jobs were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Dendreon’s Mitch Gold, and Jack Ma from Alibaba Group.