There as been so much written about Steve Jobs as a person, co-worker and boss. But oddly enough, none of which by people who actually worked with Jobs. So this is different, a blog post from Glen Reid. He worked hand in hand with Jobs in NEXT days and early iMovie projects. The result is a fascinating look into Jobs by someone who actually stood beside him:
I am off doing other things now, again, but it’s still Product Design, and I still love it. That is what I remember most about Steve, that he simply loved designing and shipping products. Again, and again, and again. None of the magic that has become Apple would have ever happened if he were simply a CEO. Steve’s magic recipe was that he was a product designer at his core, who was smart enough to know that the best way to design products was to have the magic wand of CEO in one of your hands. He was compelling and powerful and all that, but I think that having once had the reigns of power wrestled away from him, he realized that it was important not to let that happen again, lest he not be allowed to be a Product Manager any more.