This is an interesting read on Steve Job's wilderness years (A heads up: There is very strong (foul) language in the 4th paragraph - a direction quotation from Jobs) between his first run with Apple and his return in the late 90s. I actually remember the NextStation and NextStep Operating System that Jobs and company were trying to sell in the early 90s while I was at UNC Chapel Hill.
Basically, Jobs is a fantastic and persuasive salesman, and that is rewarded by our world. It is amazing to read what this guy has been about, how he has treated people and how worshiped he is today. The values of our culture clearly seen.
Geeks and those who like tech history will enjoy the article.