HP could be pilot for new "Jobs' Business Nightmare" show on FOX


After reading the news Precentral.net broke about Palm once again being split into separate software (likely to wither) and hardware (likely to die) units, it made me wish we could get a new show on FOX this fall called "Jobs' Business Nightmare". Just like the Gordon Ramsay cooking show, Steve Jobs could tackle another bumbling, downward spiraling tech company each week, shake them up, reorganize their product matrixes, and turn them back towards the path to success. Just like he did with Apple. HP could be the pilot.

"Apotheker, come here. 2 seconds. Listen to me. You're in denial. You're ruining webOS. You're ruining it. Donkey."

I'd watch.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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TKFox007 says:

That'd be a really good idea, but unfortunately Jobs doesn't have that much time left on this planet.

Muenzenhamster says:

LALALALA! I can't hear you... LALALALA!!! Lies! All lies!

Guest says:

Unfortunately, most of the Kitchen Nightmares restaurants close up shop or change management not long after Ramsay has "fixed" them.

Guest1 says:

Is this an attempt at humor? Horrible. Wake up.

Guest2 says:

Is this humor? Horrible. Wake up

Dumbledorf says:

C'mon... I hope you guys are joking thinking Steve Jobs "expertise" is something that could be duplicated at any enterprise. I think the magic of his success was that Apple was strictly his passion and that's why it worked for him. Nothing more... nothing less.

Marco Ruiz says:

Wow a tv show with Steve Jobs? I would be there. As long as its on Hulu or something :P

BCA says:

"HP could be the pilot."- couldn't have said it better!

Cyril Jude Cornelio says:

Tim Cook would do better if he had a show like that. (and if only he wasn't CEO.)

taharka says:

"HP could be the pilot."
...But instead, they are just the foleo.

Winski says:

Jobs on Cluster-Fox...?? Ah...no. Put the show somewhere it would actually do some good. Otherwise - 1 episode and your out!

Stupid says:

This is the dumbest post I've ever read

fastlane says:

I wouldn't know because I don't even understand what it's about. Palm, cooking, some Ramsay person, donkeys...
They lost me.

Cyril Jude Cornelio says:

Research In Motion (makers of BlackBerry) should be the pilot!

Chris Kang says:

"Leo, look, you're holding webOS wrong, avoid holding valuable stuff that way"
HP really should be the pilot, since they bought Palm, and Palm made the Pilot... get it?

FlopTech says:

Spinoff show: "Hell's Boardroom." CEOs of failed and failing companies will compete against each other in formulating new business models. The models will be tested in adjacent storefronts, with actual consumer products for sale, in the Mall Of America. The winner, with the most sales, gets to keep their store. The rest of the stores will be removed, and the losers will pay the winner's costs.

Dave81j6 says:

@ Chris Kang and Rene Ritchie. This is good. Thumbs up funny stuff.
... "Leo, look, you're holding webOS wrong, avoid holding valuable stuff that way"

What!? says:

This is the kind of smug, self-righteous, egotistical garbage that makes me not want an iPhone, great product; blind, cult-like followers.