Apple CEO Steve Jobs has granted a rare interview to BusinessWeek, in which he talks frankly about his return to Apple, innovation, what the company does and where it - and he - is going.

His passion for what he does comes clearly across, with a flurry of powerful soundbites that furnish a valuable insight into what Apple is today. And it's clear he loves his job - even after his experience of pancreatic cancer, because he is coming back to work full-time.

He said: "One of the things that came out most clearly from this whole experience with cancer. I realized that I love my life. I really do. I've got the greatest family in the world, and I've got my work. And that's pretty much all I do. I don't socialize much or go to conferences. I love my family, and I love running Apple, and I love Pixar. And I get to do that. I'm very lucky."

On Apple's aims he admits: "We may not be the richest guy in the graveyard," but adds, "but we're the best at what we do. And Apple is doing the best work in its history. I really believe that. And there's a lot more coming."

He also notes that he grew up with the computer industry, "I've built PCs with my own two hands," he said.

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