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The Master SLer Steps Down!

Steve Jobs

The Master SLer steps down!  Steve Jobs says his health no longer allows him to fulfill his duties. He is the man who was a role model of:

1. Persistence and learning from mistakes – the Newton – Lisa. The newton turned into I Phone; Lisa turned into the Macintosh;

2. Commitment to values – ease of use and cool design – closed sourcing –

3. Resilience – forced out of Apple, he founded Next computer – returned to Apple and took it to greater heights.

4. Branding and Image - The Black Mock Turtle – The well worn blue jeans - The annual presentation of products we couldn’t do without. — The image, voice and soul of Apple.  A Rock Star

5. Chunker of Change par excellance – I Tunes, I Pod, I Phone, I Pad, I Cloud – will the chunks stop now?

6. Clear, Concise, and Consistent messages – "You’re time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice – Stay hungry stay foolish."  Steve Jobs Graduation Speech -Stanford 2005

What Strategic Leadership Lessons did you pull from Steve's Work?

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John Pisapia 2011


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