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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?
progman2000
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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.
ClassC
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ClassC,
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2/25/2015 | 1:18:37 AM
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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.
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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.
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. 
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.
D. Henschen
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2/24/2015 | 6:22:56 PM
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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.
Nemos
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2/24/2015 | 5:40:44 PM
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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.
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