Are We Jerks?
Since the passing of Steve Jobs, a lot has been made of his professional philosophy, personal demeanor and general outlook on life and business. Much of it was negative, although his success cannot be understated–he’ll go down as one of the great visionaries of our time, whether we liked him as a person or not. I just read an interesting article that touches on Jobs, and one of the many questions that has been asked since his death: “Do you need to be a jerk to be a successful entrepreneur?”
Good read if you have the time. The short answer is no. The long answer — well, I think we’ll be in a better position to give that in a year or two.