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Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs & leadership

Jobs helped to transform seven industries: personal computing, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, retail stores, and digital publishing. The output of this transformation was 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.

  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 @ Harvard Business Review.



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