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Jobs was ill for several years
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 07:16 AM EDT

We took care of first my father, and then my wife's father when they both
went terminal in the same year. My Dad was pretty much himself until the
pain got too bad for the morphine to handle (cancer). Her dad also had
Parkinson's, and became a different person.

Did this contribute to Steve Jobs deciding to 'Nuke' Android? We'll probably
never know, but it could have.

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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He certainly is responsible for it
Authored by: artp on Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 11:32 AM EDT
One of the primary responsibilities of any manager is to
ensure that the organization for which he is responsible
will continue to work without him. Period.

There need to be measures in place that ensure that the
principles of operation are understood and bought into by
the people who are actually doing the work. They need to
internalize that structure until the manager is unnecessary.

Of course, this goes against the Cult of the Induhvidual
that has taken over Western Civilization. Just look at the
need for the media to focus on one person, one principle,
one answer... They are incapable of examining a complex
situation. And so was Jobs. He always simplified complexity.
That is not the trait of an engineer, who can live in and
deal with complexity.

That is also why Apple has had problems whenever Jobs left.
It was not capable of running without the micromanager at
the helm.

Jobs was a terrible manager. Or as one Fortune 100 company
with a reputation for developing good managers puts it:
"Be a leader, not a manager." To translate, you need to
bring the company with you, not drive them on ahead with a
whip.

If the media weren't so focused on winners and losers, they
would be able to appreciate other styles of leadership and
management.

---
Userfriendly on WGA server outage:
When you're chained to an oar you don't think you should go down when the galley
sinks ?

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