Posted June 01, 2019 11:17:00 I think a lot of people look at a person like Steve Jobs and think “well, he was a leader, but he wasn’t an innovator.”
I don’t think he was.
I think that was his personality.
He was a man who cared about his people and his company.
That’s what you need in a leader.
You need to care about your people.
You don’t have to be a visionary.
You can be a good leader if you care about what you’re doing.
You just have to care.
I was fortunate enough to be in the same company as Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs was a great leader and he was one of the most influential leaders of our generation.
Steve’s company changed our world.
He changed the world.
I have to say that.
I really have no regrets about that.
If you look back on the last 30 years, there’s no reason that we shouldn’t be doing things the way that we do now.
We need to do that.
It’s not that we don’t want to do things differently.
We want to go in a different direction.
If we can’t get along, we don-t want to.
If that’s the case, we need to change direction.
It is our responsibility.
It takes a leadership to do so.
I’m a big believer in people.
I believe in being a team player.
That doesn’t mean that I’m going to be the one to get things done.
But, I do believe in that.
The best thing you can do for a company is have people that are open to change.
We have some of the best employees on the planet.
They’re working at companies that they love.
They love their work.
They work for companies that really love them.
And, I’m excited to see what happens with this team.
We are going to do our best to support this team and to help them.
We will be working hard to support the leadership that they’re building.
We’re going to make sure that they are going forward with their plans.
I mean, it’s going to happen.
They are going out there and they’re going in there and we’re going out in there.
If they’re not ready, then we’re not going to.
And that’s great.
I love it.
But you know what?
That’s how it works.
We got to be flexible and we have to get back to our core.
And when it comes time to build a new product or new product launch, then you gotta be flexible.
Thats the best way to go.
So, I’ve got to go with that.
We’ve got a great team here.
It has an amazing talent base and it has a great vision.
I just think that they have a very strong desire to get to the next level.
And we’re gonna support them and help them succeed.
And hopefully, we’re all going to succeed together.
You know, Steve and I are going through this together.
We both had the same idea in the beginning.
We were both looking for a way to be able to get a product out.
And the best thing we’ve found is that it is a collaborative thing.
It doesn’t have any one person in control.
It can be any team.
It really does.
We do our job together.
And Steve has done a great job as president.
He’s got a team, a team of people, that all have their own ideas.
And they are working together on the product.
And he’s been really good about doing that.
So I think we are going in the right direction.
And it’s a team effort.
You gotta give it all to get it done.
And I think it’s all going great.
And so I just hope that when it happens that we’re just able to build it together and hopefully have a really great experience.
I know that Steve’s very passionate about his family.
We all are.
And you can tell when he has a good time with his family, he’s really passionate about the people around him.
He loves the people that he’s working with.
And there are so many people that work for him, that work with him.
And all he wants is to be productive.
And to do it with the people he loves.
He can do that in any setting, anytime he wants.
And everybody here at Axios, we love him.
So it’s just a matter of building a good, productive team.
I’ll leave you with this quote that Steve gave me when we were talking about Steve Jobs: I was so impressed with him, he actually said that when we started talking, we thought he was just going to come in and talk to us about what he wanted to do, and then we would talk to him.
It was like he was talking to us.
And then he said to me: We’re gonna go out