Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review

When describing his period of exile from Apple — when John Sculley took over — Steve Jobs described one fundamental root cause of Apple’s problems. That was to let profitability outweigh passion: “My passion has been to build an enduring company where people were motivated to make great products. The products, not the profits, were the motivation. Sculley flipped these priorities to where the goal was to make money. It’s a subtle difference, but it ends up meaning everything.”

via Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review.

Advertisements