The average American business leader is about as admired as Congress these days, thanks in part to sky-high CEO compensation amid a dismal economy. Yet Mr. Jobs was beloved by the public, and not because of his good works or sparking personality. He didn't pursue global philanthropy on the scale of his great technology contemporary, Bill Gates, and he was, by all accounts, not much fun to work for. He was an intensely demanding micromanager who was known to humiliate subordinates who failed to live up to his expectations. He was nothing like the corporate leaders in whom most of our livelihoods are, at one level or another, entrusted. He did not go to business school and did not graduate from college. He believed, in a very un-P.C. way (so to speak), that he knew best, not the customer.