Steve Jobs helped to transform seven industries: personal computing, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, retail stores, and digital publishing. The output of this transformation included the following hits: iMac, iPod, iPod nano, iTunes Store, Apple Stores, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, App Store, OS X Lion—not to mention "every Pixar film".

Here are the 14 leadership lessons Isaacson attributes to Steve Jobs' success.

  1. Focus
  2. Simplify
  3. Take responsibility end-to-end
  4. When behind, leapfrog
  5. Put products before profits
  6. Don’t be a slave to focus groups
  7. Bend reality
  8. Impute
  9. Push for perfection
  10. Tolerate only ‘A’ players
  11. Engage face-to-face
  12. Know both the big picture and the details
  13. Combine the humanities with the sciences
  14. Stay hungry, stay foolish

Read Walter Isaacson’s article at Harvard Business Review to discover how Jobs' achieved each of these lessons.