Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish: Steve Jobs & Leadership:

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An overview on Leadership and its features based on Steve Jobs' life, with some references to the famous Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish speech.

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish: Steve Jobs & Leadership:

  1. 1. Stay hungry, stay foolish. About leadershipLuca Confalonieri Mauro Giorgi Alessandro Gorbani Fabrizio Sartori 1
  2. 2. No big deal.Just three stories. 2
  3. 3. Connecting the dots 10 years later the After 6 Macintosh will be Apple months he the 1st computer dropped out with beautiful of College Due to his curiosity he typography dropped in a calligraphy class“You cant connect the dots looking forward.You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” 3
  4. 4. Love & Loss 1976 1985 1997“In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT and I returned to Apple and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apples current renaissance.” 4
  5. 5. About death.“No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven dont want to die to get there.” "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” 5
  6. 6. Stay hungry, stay foolish. “It was the mid-Seventies and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you mightfind yourself hitchhiking onif you were so adventurous. Beneath were the words, "Stay hungry, stay foolish. " And I have always wished that for myself.” Steve Jobs 6
  7. 7. Born Steven Paul Jobs in San Francisco on February 24th 1955 In 1976 (21 years old) founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne In May 1985 he got fired from AppleThe same year he founded 7
  8. 8. In 1986 bought The Graphics Group which later turned into The new company will produceAcademy Award winning movies like and In 1996 Apple bought NeXT bringing Jobs back as CEOIn 2001 Mac OS X has been released 2010 Apple revenue $ 65.23 billion 8
  9. 9. Right Brain IntuitionImagination Strategy Tolerance Risk Design DisorderLeadership Art Overview 9
  10. 10. About leadership leadership |ˈlēdərˌ sh ip|the action of leading a group of people or an organization. New Oxford American Dictionary Leadership is the ability to drive and motivateothers to change by developing a vision and strategy change, for empowering people to achieve the objectives. Leadership is organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal. 10
  11. 11. Leadership features Innovate Develop Inspire Vision Generate Challenge the status quo Do the right things 11
  12. 12. Ability to innovate“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. “ 1976 1984 2010 12
  13. 13. Develop“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs 13
  14. 14. Vision “Our vision is that we have just begun.” “Hardly anyone believed that average people might have any use for personal computers; they were huge, lumberingdevices that performed massive number crunching exercises for big business or big government.”“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” Steve Jobs 14
  15. 15. Generate“The people who are doing the work are the moving forcebehind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them,to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.” Steve Jobs 15
  16. 16. Challenge the status quo “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?“ Steve Jobs 16
  17. 17. Do the right things iPod evolution 2001 2004 2005 2007 2010“You cant just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, theyll want something new. “ Steve Jobs 17
  18. 18. Do the right things positioning Competitive advantage Cost leadership Differentiation Entire industryStrategic target Focalization A segment of the industry Lower costs Higher prices 18
  19. 19. Do the right things Blue ocean“Theres an old Wayne Gretzky quote I love. I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where its been.” Steve Jobs 19
  20. 20. Inspire “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someoneelse’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” Steve Jobs 20
  21. 21. Leadership is organizing a group of people “My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others negativetendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs 21
  22. 22. Steve Mobs The dark side of Steve Jobs “Steve would have made an excellent king of France” Jef Raskin - former colleague “Steve might be capable of reducing someone to tears.” Pat Crecine - NeXT former director “On the phone Mr. Jobs cooed and threatened, includingwarnings to ‘watch my backside’ and, strangely, ‘don’t ride a bicycle alone on dark roads.’” Rich Karlgaard - Forbes editor“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologiesinto a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.” Steve Jobs 22
  23. 23. Steve Mobs The dark side of Steve Jobs Jobs regularly misses appointments He acts without thinking and with bad judgement He does not give credit where due Jobs often reacts ad hominemHe makes absurd and wasteful decisions by trying to be paternal He interrupts and doesn’t listen He does not keep promises or meet commitments He makes decisions ex cathedra Optimistic estimates Jobs is often irresponsible and inconsiderate Jef Raskin - former colleague 23
  24. 24. Leadership vs. Managementhigh CAOS DEVELOPMENT 1976 today Leadership Rapid growth Orderly growth RECESSION BUREAUCRACY 1985low Reduction Stability low Management high 24
  25. 25. Decision Making GUI Seeing iPod(Graphic User Interface) First iTunes music store Multi Touch iPad Thinking Doing First Henry Mintzberg First 25
  26. 26. Thank you. 26

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