Friday, April 13, 2012

Steve Jobs - what a jerk!

I read Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography a couple months ago, and really enjoyed the read. One thing that surprised me - although I guess it's well known - was what an asshole Jobs was. He was just a really mean and selfish guy a lot of the time.

Of course Jobs was an amazing success on many levels, so everyone forgives him for being a jerk, and many argue that his acrimony contributed to his triumphs. On the other hand, many people also espouse the "No Asshole Rule" of management - which also makes sense, but it's ironic that a typical supported of the no asshole rule is an asshole.

Anyway - I think it's healthy to have at least one asshole; otherwise you wind up full of shit.