Jobs owed his success to a different way of looking at the world, and part of that came from his participation in the countercultural revolution of the '70s. Jobs was a hippie and would-be activist who believed that the real way to change the world was through technology. He attended the Hare Krishna temple near campus at Reed College in Portland, made a pilgrimage to India seeking spiritual enlightenment, converted to Buddhism and called taking LSD "one of the two or three most important things he had ever done in his life."

How many CEOs have a resume like that?