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Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
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Nemos
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2/24/2015 | 5:40:44 PM
Team work VS ......
When I read the first lines of the article, I became sad because I realize that undoubtedly a great person at the age of 60 passed away.

But at this point I have to mention that our society like "heroes" and we want to believe and rely on them. Unfortunately, nothing happens, nothing works if a group of people does not work and cooperate together. Everybody is great out there just give to the people the opportunities they need and be focused on how we can and should cooperate. Don't focus on "stars" anymore just focus on cooperation.
D. Henschen
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2/24/2015 | 6:22:56 PM
Re: Team work VS ......
I can't agree with this point. Leadership matters a lot. There were good people at Apple when it was faultering, but it took Jobs to turn things around and give those people -- and new ones that Jobs brought in -- the vision that they needed to succeed. Collaboration is great, but without leadership, we're all lost.
SachinEE
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2/24/2015 | 11:37:41 PM
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@D. Henschen: True. Apple was a company that was loitering around the doorsteps of various products that they didn't have the design and the marketing capabilities for. They lagged way too much until Jobs came back. Not only did he guide the company right, only the products blueprints that had developed under the leadership of Jobs are still selling millions and making Apple billions.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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2/25/2015 | 9:25:38 AM
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I'd agree. Collaboration is essential, but who picks the collaborators? Leadership is important to building and leading a team to develop products like Apple has. And where would the company be without strong leaders?
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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2/25/2015 | 1:57:11 PM
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It does really help if you are one of the legends that made gave birth to Apple and if you took the reigns. Apple was bound to succeed under his leadership. The way he understood how people needed a stock computing experience without distractions of any kind, without any bad support of any kind, is amazing. I own three Apple products and I can tell you their support is better than any company gadget I have ever owned.
ClassC
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ClassC,
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2/25/2015 | 1:18:37 AM
Re: Team work VS ......
I agree Leadership is a must but if the truth be told - some might argue he was a tyrant. Of course it is difficult to keep a ship moving towards a destination on a few see, so convincing them to give maxium effort is a difficult task.

When he came back to Apple legend has it he was very tough, even into his final years.   So how does that play into Leadership ? Is it leading by fear ?     Apparently it ( leadership)  is more than just vision.
SunitaT0
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2/25/2015 | 1:51:46 PM
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@ClassC: I too have heard that he was very strict. I have heard a story about how a secretary told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start – Jobs came back the same afternoon and threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar saying: "Here, don't be late anymore."
vnewman2
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2/25/2015 | 2:53:03 PM
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"When he came back to Apple legend has it he was very tough, even into his final years. So how does that play into Leadership ? Is it leading by fear ?" You make a great point. It would be great to get some perspective from those who worked under him with respect to this - but I'm guessing the people who stuck around despite Jobs' antics could sense they were in the presence of greatness and that if they could weather the hurricane, they would part of something bigger then themselves. And they were right.
pcharles09
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2/26/2015 | 8:10:20 AM
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@vnewman2,

It's sort of the 'trial by fire' approach. You just hope you gain more than you lose in the end.
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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2/26/2015 | 2:11:28 PM
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True, because on the other hand, you have to consider all the people who worked for intense, overly-demanding bosses and the company failed.  You don't read about those cinderella stories.  Apple and Jobs were definitely an exception to the norm.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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2/28/2015 | 5:05:59 PM
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@vnewman2,

I remember a client telling me once that small businesses power the economy, not the huge enterprises we're all familiar with. Think of the people that work for smaller orgamizations that deal with bosses worse than Jobs & no one will ever know their name nor care who they are. I guess the hope is that their output is just as great, if not better.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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2/24/2015 | 11:41:01 PM
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@Nemos: You are right. Just because we lost one Jobs doesn't mean there aren't people like Jobs. They need the right exposure and leadership chances to show. 
progman2000
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2/25/2015 | 6:31:23 AM
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I don't know - I am not an Apple fan by a long shot.  But Jobs was clearly an astounding visionary, guys like that are few and far between.  I don't argue that there are other smart people at Apple, but they never would have had the successes they had without Jobs.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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2/25/2015 | 1:53:52 PM
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@SachinEE: I agree with you on this one as well. Jobs was a visionary and a winner (maybe not at life). His leadership skills can be found in many employees all around the world, and it takes a tough situation to reveal the real lion among sheep. I have seen most enterpreneurs falling flat on their face when a tough situation arised and I have seen many people rise to their grace during the same dire situation.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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2/25/2015 | 2:01:51 PM
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@nemos: Cooperation and teamwork indeed can take a company to new heights but most employees are focused on how to get promotions, and that takes a long times because a company is not run alone. Not even the CEO can run he company alone. It needs proper teamwork and management.
shamika
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shamika,
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2/28/2015 | 3:17:32 AM
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@sunita. You are correct, most of them focus on their own performance. At the end of the day, if they can get their promotion and the increment they are fine. I think this bad for the organization.
shamika
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shamika,
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2/28/2015 | 8:52:43 AM
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It is important to give more value for people with innovative ideas. This will motivate them for more and more innovations. 
shamika
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2/28/2015 | 3:14:39 AM
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@nemos. I agree with you. Most of the organizations focus on individual performance than team work. This has destroyed the creativity of them.
ClassC
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ClassC,
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2/25/2015 | 1:08:41 AM
Remembering Steve Jobs: Then and Now.
Thanks Kelly for taking some time to remember some of the traits of Mr. Jobs,   needless to say a true visionary.  

I certainly respect his vast contribution to the world of tech and I don't even want to think about what he might have had in store.  

But his work should inspire all of us to do more,  expect more and be more.

 

Thanks Steve.
Kelly22
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2/25/2015 | 9:33:35 AM
Re: Remembering Steve Jobs: Then and Now.
@ClassC Sometimes I also wonder what Apple would have produced by now if Jobs was still around. Even those who aren't Apple fans have to respect his innovation and the contributions he made to technology. Pretty inspiring
SunitaT0
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2/25/2015 | 1:47:44 PM
Re: Remembering Steve Jobs: Then and Now.
@Kelly: They would because they know and understand what changes Apple has brought into the industry. It has redefined the entire smartphone genre, so much so that every smartphone wants to be the next iPhone outseller. That's success according to me.
mak63
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2/25/2015 | 2:54:32 PM
Birthdays
My dad would have turned 78 today,  He was also a great entrepreneur and very smart. I miss him.
But the way, I like very much the "dots" quote from Steve Jobs.
Charlie Babcock
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2/25/2015 | 3:55:14 PM
Not an unstinting admirer but like his wisdom
I am not an admirer of his tendency to denigrate the work of employees when he was unsure himself how to proceed. Perhaps it was necessary in with his complex personality. But I do have one of his sayings on my desk: "It's really clear the most precious resource we all have is time." 
freespiritny25
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2/27/2015 | 3:10:24 PM
Re: Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
My favorite Steve Jobs quote: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Brilliant man with depth. He died too young.
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2/27/2015 | 4:03:25 PM
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> Brilliant man with depth. He died too young.

@freespirit: Before he turned 60, he disrputed six industries: music, publishing, software distribution, phones, cartoon animations.

I wonder what he would have disrputed more had he been alive?
shamika
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shamika,
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2/28/2015 | 3:06:05 AM
Re: Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
This is an interesting article. We will not know our capabilities until someone shows them to us. Therefore it is important to understand our strengths.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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3/3/2015 | 5:51:02 AM
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Let me add one cent to your point, my friend - one way to discover your strength is trying different things, especially stretch yourself.:-)
shamika
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3/7/2015 | 3:09:50 AM
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@Li I agree with you, when you stretch yourself you would know your exact capacity. This will help them to be more innovative and productive.


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