Vision Expo has ended and we are all trying to get some rest and catch up after a whirlwind of trade shows this month.
For those of you who read this blog regularly, you are well aware of my total admiration of Steve Jobs. Reading Walter Isaacson’s book right before starting the trade show season was so timely for me since the book helped to crystallize why Steve Jobs was so successful and what we can all learn from reading it and studying Jobs’ persona and management style. He may have been very tough on those who worked with him and even on his family, but despite this we cannot discount the total influence he has had over our entire universe. And we also can learn from the incredible passion he brought to his “day job” every day. While Apple or Pixar are vastly different from companies in our industry, we can still all apply Jobs’ approach to business and adapt for our companies/practices/stores.
I thought the best way to share my thoughts with everyone was to simply post Isaacson’s summary article from the April issue of the Harvard Business Review. I urge all of you to read this article (and then to read the actual biography). Enjoy: