29 Jun Infinite Loop: How the World’s Most Insanely Great Computer Company Went Insane
Infinite Loop: How the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company Went Insane
It is so predictable to be fascinated by Steve Jobs, and, like many others of my generation, I certainly went through my hero-worship phase. As I have learned more about my values, and who I am as a person and leader, I came to challenge some of these assumptions. It is true that Jobs was a visionary, highly motivated and almost obsessed, but much of the gloss wore off as my perspective evolved.
This book gives a good insight into the madness, and reinforces my belief that, while a strong and visionary figure can lead and drive progress, it can be inherently bad for a company if they are not able to nurture and grow new leaders to continue the fight. In my view, Steve Jobs’ pursuit of excellence became almost the ultimate in Command & Control – I am the only one who can do this right – power structures, which left a major creative vacuum that Apple is still struggling to fill.