Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sculley on Jobs

I loved reading this interview Cult of Mac conducted with John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, reflecting on his time there and sharing his insight on Jobs’ methodology. Really inspiring. Reminds you why companies succeed and why others fail.

This was one of (many of) my favorites from the article:
“The legendary statement about Microsoft, which is mostly true, is that they get it right the third time. Microsoft’s philosophy is to get it out there and fix it later. Steve would never do that. He doesn’t get anything out there until it is perfected.”

You can swap out Microsoft for any other company, small or large, and see it happens so often. And if you're a designer who cares enough, it’s painful to watch.

There’s also a great photo in the interview, of Steve Jobs in his younger years, looking a lot like Thomas Mars from Phoenix...