"Steve was someone with a deep hunger for learning, who breathed in an education wherever he could find it, from his youthful pilgrimage to India to his key mentors and his longtime colleagues at NeXT, Pixar, and Apple. (Steve’s widow, Laurene) Powell Jobs goes so far as to call him a 'learning machine.' He learned from his many failures and relentlessly applied those lessons."

"Steve was always changing. Thinking of him this way casts him in a very different light from the more common view of him as a stubborn force of nature. It reframes what those of us fascinated by and engaged in business can draw from his example."

"There are no truisms about design or simplicity or focus that will transform you or your company. Instead, there’s a narrative of constant change. The evolution of the iPad did not resemble the flash creation of the Apple II. The way Steve assembled and managed the team at Apple in the 2000s had little in common with the way he rallied the band of pirates that built the Mac. What Steve left behind was the process of his life, not a series of diktats."

"Thinking of his career and life as a fluid history changes what we can learn from Jobs. It changes his legacy and how we have to think about the future of Apple. What follows here are three unconventional assessments—and the ways in which they continue to drive the company Steve launched."

The three unconventional assessments put forward:

1- THERE IS NO "I" IN "STEVE"
2- INCH BY INCH, DAY BY DAY
3- APPLE IS AN ATTITUDE

The article is a great read and provides a different perspective on who Steve Jobs was.

From +Fast Companyhttp://ow.ly/Kqcwd

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