Steve Jobs did not make is easy to differ from him. But his strongest members learned to do it. And while they suffered his wrath, they also won the respect of their colleagues.
Jobs knew his team gave a yearly award to the one who stood up to him the best, and he liked it. Can you imagine, taking pride in making it take an act of courage for the experts you hire to speak the truth to you? As revolutionary as the Mac was, it’s interesting to ponder what might have been in a climate of collaboration rather than intimidation.