Apple became the most valuable company in the world, in part due to the meticulousness and perfectionism of the late Steve Jobs. Jobs earned the trust of millions of users that Apple products not only work out of the box, they work well. Steve Jobs was well known for being extraordinarily demanding of his subordinates to ensure perfection in the products before they were released. If an imperfection could have been humanly prevented, Jobs prevented it. Because of his penchant for perfection, Jobs was not very popular, some even called him a jerk. The kind of fortitude Steve Jobs had for perfection seems to have evaporated from Apple. Read the full story at Forbes.
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Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.