TIM COOK TOOK the stage, but not the spotlight. In his public debut as Apple chief at the unveiling of the updated iPhone on Oct. 4-the day before Steve Jobs died—the 50-yearold seemed comfortable enough, dressed in jeans, a button-down shirt and his trademark Nike runners (he also sits on the sportswear giant’s board).By JONATHON GATEHOUSE
WHEN STEVE JOBS introduced the iPod in 2001, he did something that would have been counterintuitive for any other consumerproduct company CEO: he showed the back of it first. “I’m in love with it,” he said of the elegant, shiny surface reflecting the Apple logo in matte relief.By ANNE KINGSTON
HOW THE NDP rank and file might have reacted had they been able to take a look inside the first big fundraiser of Brian Topp’s bid for their party’s leadership is fun to imagine. The soiree, which one senior NDP official said raised about $20,000, was hosted by actress Wendy Crewson—who has appeared on TV shows like 24, with Kiefer Sutherland, and in movies like Air Force One, with Harrison Ford— at her home in Toronto’s pricey Rosedale neighbourhood.By JOHN GEDDES
IN 1969, the year of Woodstock and the first moon walk, Steve Jobs was 14. A yearbook photograph from Homestead High School in Cupertino, Calif., shows him with the rest of the electronics club, looking as geeky as his buddies. Three years later, the 1972 yearbook includes a grad photo that shows Jobs, virtually unrecognizable, with long hair, in a tux and bow tie.By JAY TEITEL
JEAN CHAREST STAYS in power because of his political smarts, his eye for the jugular and his ability to, time and again, defy expectations. At least, this is the accepted wisdom when describing how Charest, who has never exactly warmed Quebec’s collective heart, has managed to become one of the country’s.By MARTIN PATRIQUIN
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