October 6, 2015 Leave a comment
I was pondering Steve Jobs’ legacy again recently. And I continue to be fascinated that he delivered an integrative power – showing how/when being jack of all trades (and master of none) is the only way to deliver something exceptional. And he showed that integrating less advanced, but more solid, technologies can deliver far more consumer power than exotic technological advancement.
But Succeeding with Integration isn’t Easy. In the Isaacson biography of Jobs, I was fascinated by how hard he had to work to keep the drive for perfection within silo’s (where, often the product must be perfect according to each silo’s criteria) from destroying good product. And I’d guess some of his well-documented rudeness comes from the frustration of this challenge.