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There are many female leaders in America that are poised to be the next great visionary and capture the imaginations of a nation who followed Steve Jobs’ every move. Controversial and often crass (yet brilliant and hilarious) comedian, Louis C.K. tells FastCompany why he thinks the next Steve Jobs will be a woman.

C.K. talks about his experience as a father of two girls and says that “on a deeper level of ability, my girls are interested in other people. They notice stuff and take part in doing things that I don’t know if a boy would notice. They do the right thing, they treat people well, and they listen to other people–boys at their age are just these little balls of want.”

He adds that he is aware this is an over generalization, but says in his experience, he prefers life around women.

“Overall, I think it’s a good time to have a girl in the 21st century because things are changing, with more opportunities for women. But girls are still the underdog, which means they’ll work harder, and everybody loves an underdog,” C.K. said.

“The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2–and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something. Traditionally, men are more like Microsoft, where they’ll just make a fake version of what that chick made, then beat the shit out of her and try to intimidate everybody into using their product.”

Brilliantly said and quite possibly an accurate prediction – there are many existing leaders that are poised to step up their role in our culture, could someone like Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg as pictured above be next? It will be interesting to watch who transforms into the next great American visionary – we can only hope that it is during our lifetime

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  1. Roland Estrada

    November 25, 2011 at 5:25 am

    This guy makes some really dopey analogies. They are also offensive to a degree. Steve was a very unique individual. His drive and vision were not gender specific. Steve was was driven to begin with but his life experience was also a major influence in cultivating the individual he became. There are more women in tech today. That would be the guiding reason the next Steve Jobs would be a woman. Female or male, that's gonna be some trick. Good luck with that.

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