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"Good Enough" is Never Good Enough

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In his book, co-written with William L. Simon, Jay shares what he learned about leadership, building great teams, and building great products from working side-by-side with Steve Jobs. 

I asked Jay to share with us some of the best insights he got from working with Steve Jobs. I’m...

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The launch and hysteria over the iPad2 has triggered an avalanche of articles on how Steve Jobs and his Apple have been extraordinarily successful, again. As someone who has been close to Steve, especially during the trying period of developing the Macintosh, I had a front-row seat for observing ...

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One of the keys—as you already know if you’ve ever read anything about him beyond the medical reports—is his passion, his obsession , for the product. For Steve, “good enough” is never good enough. His depth of knowledge about every product, down to the smallest detail, is breathtaking. ...

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Another of the ways Apple stays ahead of its competitors is what’s come to be called “holistic product development.” In the Stevian approach, the phrase means that the hardware and the underlying technology—the software—are the handiwork of the same company. Look at the first-generation iPhone an...

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Steve’s pride in his products explains why he came back from medical leave to introduce the iPad 2. And why he chose to do the introduction at a separate lunch meeting instead of at the stockholders meeting: not just because he is totally committed to his products, and rightfully proud of them, b...

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Steve and I used to talk about how the challenge of creating innovate products is puny in comparison to the challenge of creating and maintaining a highly effective organization. Today, few people would argue with his stunning success in achieving one of the world’s most effective organi...

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